Course Details

Course Name
MA in Digital Humanities
Course Type
Master Programme
Institution
Lancaster University
Department
History Department
Information
https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/history/masters/ma-digital-humanities/#tabs-384062-0
Curriculum
https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/history/masters/ma-digital-humanities/#tabs-384062-0
Status
record actively maintained
Course Language
English
Start Date
2019-10-04
recurring
ECTS
-
Lecturer
Prof Ian Gregory
PID
Disciplines: Archaeology, Computer Science, History, Linguistics and Language Studies, Literary and Philological Studies, Social Sciences, Theory and Methodology of DH
Techniques: Cluster Analysis, Collocation Analysis, Concordancing, Georeferencing, Information Retrieval, Mapping, Named Entity Recognition, Pattern Recognition, POS-Tagging, Searching, Sentiment Analysis, Text Mining
Objects: Computers, DigitalHumanities, Research, Text
Access Requirements

Undergraduate Degree: A 2:1 honours degree, or equivalent, in History or a related discipline.

If you have studied outside of the UK, you can check your qualifications here: https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/international-qualifications/

Students who have completed a combined major or a degree in other disciplines, such as Politics, English, Cultural Studies or Linguistics, are welcome to apply.

English Language: IELTS - Overall score of at least 6.5, with no individual element below 5.5. We consider tests from other providers, which can be found here: English language requirements.

If your score is below our requirements we may consider you for one of our pre-sessional English language programmes.

Pre-sessional English language programmes available:

4 Week Overall score of at least 6.0, with no individual element below 5.5.

10 Week Overall score of at least 5.5, with no individual element below 5.0.

Longer pre-sessional programmes are available, please contact the Admissions Office for further information.
Description

Developments in the use of digital technologies are transforming the ways we live and work. In recent years, information technology has come to be dominated by digital texts, images, and maps rather than quantitative sources. Humanities students are ideally placed to make use of these important and exciting sources in academic research and in the wider world of employment – yet few humanities degrees provide students with these skills. Driven by a dual focus on digital approaches and more traditional humanities courses, this MA addresses this skills shortage while assuming no particular expertise in computing.

Whether you want to continue in academia with the skills to drive pioneering work in your subject, or want to develop a career in any field that combines cutting-edge IT skills with the traditional strengths of a humanities graduate – in careers as diverse as the creative industries and the heritage sector – this fascinating new MA will transform your understanding of how digital technologies can be used.

Led by world-experts in the field, you will engage with cutting-edge research in Digital Humanities and will develop a valuable set of transferable skills, while benefiting from a strong interdisciplinary approach.
Keywords
Disciplines: Archaeology, Computer Science, History, Linguistics and Language Studies, Literary and Philological Studies, Social Sciences, Theory and Methodology of DH
Techniques: Cluster Analysis, Collocation Analysis, Concordancing, Georeferencing, Information Retrieval, Mapping, Named Entity Recognition, Pattern Recognition, POS-Tagging, Searching, Sentiment Analysis, Text Mining
Objects: Computers, DigitalHumanities, Research, Text