United Kingdom
Starts Sep 2019 (1 year)
Course Type
Postgraduate Course
Yes (Details)
Course Fee

Course Overview

A two-year international course providing a combination of theoretical knowledge and practical training, equipping you to manage and curate the digital information and digital assets of organisations across public and private sectors. Students study for one year at King's and one year at Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin (HU Berlin) and choose from an exceptional range of options covering different aspects of digital curation.

Reasons you should consider the MA in Digital Curation are:

  • You will receive an outstanding education that will equip you to become a leader in the field of digital curation and information management.
  • Employers are looking for skilled professionals with knowledge and expertise in managing and curating their valuable digital information and assets.
  • You will study in two of Europe's most exciting cities and have the opportunity to engage with cultural and creative sectors in both cities.

Key benefits:

  • This unique course offers students an unparalleled opportunity to study at two world leading institutions: HU Berlin is one of the leading higher education institution in Germany to teach information science, while King's College London is a leading institution for learning about the intellectual and technical exploitation of digital resources. Students will gain a rich and varied educational, social and cultural experience and a joint qualification from King's and HU Berlin.
  • Students will study in two of Europe's most vibrant cities, spending a year in Berlin followed by a year in London. These unrivalled locations allow students to experience a variety of different cultures, and to access some of the greatest cultural heritage and arts institutions in the world. Both King's and HU Berlin have close links with a range of cultural heritage and memory institutions in London and Berlin respectively, with consequent opportunities for internships.
  • The tutors offer up-to-the-minute knowledge of the subject area and cutting-edge expertise in library, archive and information science, with specialist knowledge in digital technologies and processes. They come from diverse and highly interdisciplinary backgrounds, including running digital archives or working in the digital industries.
  • The MA can lead to further research or to careers in a range of organisations, including libraries, museums, galleries, and archives; media organisations; publishing houses; government and industry; research institutions; healthcare and law firms.

Who should take this course

A Bachelor's degree with 2:1 honours in Library and Information Science or a related discipline. Strong applicants with majors in other fields will also be considered.



Course content

Courses are divided into modules. You will normally take modules totalling 180 credits.

Required Modules:

You are required to take the following modules at Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin:

  • Introduction to Digital Curation (20 credits)
  • Information Ethics & Legal Aspects (20 credits)
  • Research Methods (20 credits)
  • Curation & Integrity of Research Data (20 credits)
  • Curation & Integrity of Images (20 credits)
  • Curation & Integrity of Text (20 credits)

Optional Modules:

  • There are no optional modules in your first year.

Fees and funding

  • Full time overseas fees: Year 1:

About Course Provider

King's College London is one of the top 10 UK universities in the world (QS World University Rankings, 2018/19) and among the oldest in England.

King's vision is to make the world a better place, building on our history of pioneering research that has advanced and shaped modern life, such as: the discovery of the structure of DNA; research to better understand autism and develop life-changing therapies; informing air pollution awareness and policy; research that led to the development of radio, radar, television and mobile phones; and making maths available to the underprivileged. These are all ways that we are having a transformational impact on society.

Our intellectually rigorous teaching environment is coupled with a commitment to providing a rich and supportive student experience. We have more than 31,000 students (of whom nearly 12,800 are postgraduates, with 1,000 students enrolled in online masters courses) from 150 countries worldwide, meaning that students are part of a truly international community. Our 8,500 members of staff collaborate with students to help them get the most out of their degree. Many of our academics are also researchers working within and influencing their industries, meaning that students learn the latest thinking and understand its practical and contemporary relevance.

King's College London and Guy's and St Thomas'‚Äč, King's College Hospital and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts are part of King's Health Partners. King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC) is a pioneering global collaboration between one of the world's leading research-led universities and three of London's most successful NHS Foundation Trusts, including leading teaching hospitals and comprehensive mental health services.

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