Our course in Digital Humanities brings digital theory and practice to the study of human culture: from history, English and music to museums, digital publishing and more. Digital technology provides many new opportunities and challenges to those working with textual, visual or multimedia content. Using critical theory, case studies and hands-on project-based exercises, our course studies the history and current state of digital knowledge production, exploring theoretical and practical challenges in modelling, curating, analysing and interpreting digital representations of human culture in all its forms, past and present.
Graduates of this course will potentially embark on professional careers in jobs requiring analytical-practical experience in a number of sectors including arts and the cultural sectors, digital media companies, publishing, government and public administration, international development, education, in media and communications globally as well as into marketing and public relations or journalism. They can also progress to PhD study.
This course in a world-leading department is highly multidisciplinary and draws on a wide range of expertise in data-driven research, web technologies, digital publishing, open software and content creation, digital cultural heritage, coding in humanities/cultural contexts and maps, apps and the Geoweb.
The course provides opportunities to scope, build and critique practical experiments in digital research with art, humanities, social sciences or cultural sector focus.
The MA can lead to further research or to careers in cultural heritage institutions (such as museums, libraries, and archives), the creative and cultural sector, multimedia and new media companies, internet companies, publishing houses, and in web-based businesses in London and overseas.
In an age where so much of what we do is mobile, networked and mediated by digital culture and technology, digital humanities play an important role in exploring how we create and share knowledge.