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. Our course studies the history and current state of the digital humanities, exploring their role in modelling, curating, analysing and interpreting digital representations of human culture in all its forms.
Leads to careers in cultural heritage, publishing and web-based businesses.
- This course in a world-leading department is highly multidisciplinary and draws on a wide range of expertise in 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 an arts, humanities and cultural sector focus.
- Through the optional internship module students can have direct access to some of the world's most important culture and media institutions.
- The MA can lead to further research or to careers in cultural heritage institutions (such as museums, libraries, and archives), in multimedia and new media companies, in internet companies, in publishing houses, and in web-based businesses in London and overseas.
Who should take this course
Bachelor's degree with 2:1 honours in any Arts or Humanities subject. No prior computing experience is required beside basic digital literacy: email, web browsing and word processing.
Courses are divided into modules. You will normally take modules totalling 180 credits.
You are required to take:
- Introduction to Digital Humanities (40 credits)
- Dissertation (60 credits)
In addition, you are required to take four modules totalling 80 credits from a list of options that may typically include:
- E-Texts, Annotation & Markup (20 credits)
- Web Technologies (20 credits)
- Digital Publishing (20 credits)
- Communication & Consumption of Cultural Heritage (20 credits)
- Open Cultures (20 credits)
- Making the Connected World (20 credits)
- Maps, Apps & the GeoWeb: Introduction to the Spatial Humanities (20 credits)
- Internship: Digital Humanities in the Workplace (20 credits)
- Management for Digital Content Industries (20 credits)
- Metadata Theory & Practice (20 credits)
- Digital Media, Digital Marketing (20 credits)
- Digital Asset & Media Technologies in Practice (20 credits)
- Digital Asset & Media Management in the Broadcast Media (20 credits)
- Crowds & Clouds: Digital Ecosystems (20 credits)
- Digital Culture & Political Protest (20 credits)
- The Social Life of Big Data (20 credits)
- Other master's modules offered in the Faculty of Arts & Humanities, subject to approvals
If you are a part-time student, you will take Introduction to Digital Humanities in your first year, and your dissertation in your second.
King's College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study.
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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', 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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