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Digital Humanities (M.A.)

Features

The Master's programme in Digital Humanities is aimed at all those who have already investigated questions in the humanities with informatics methods in their Bachelor's degree or have analysed cultural heritage with the help of computers. In the Master's programme you can deepen this knowledge and realise your research interests in the field of "Digital Humanities".

Name:
Digital Humanities (M.A.)
Degree:
Master of Arts (M.A.)
Teaching language:
Englisch
Standard period of studies:
4 Semester
Start of studies:
Summer and winter semester
Admission:
Restricted (Application to the faculty)

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FAQ - Admission and Application

Information for prospective students

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Research project of the department:

'Image and Object', 'Text and Language'

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Student life

Living, finances and culture


Details

The aim of the programme is to provide students with an in-depth understanding of the research and working methods of Digital Humanities (German: "Digitale Geisteswissenschaften") after they have completed their B.A. studies in humanities or computer science, and to enable them to specialise in a particular area. Students will demonstrate their ability to work independently, scientifically and in a reflective manner in the context of existing research, specifically in the course of a Master's thesis. After successfully graduating, students are familiar with the most important Digital Humanities methods for collecting, analysing and presenting data in the humanities and can apply them in their final thesis as well as later in their careers. In addition, they will be able to evaluate and further develop various procedures and research on the basis of digital data processing in the corresponding areas of Digital Humanities. The course is thus aimed at all professions in the field of social and cultural-historical topics and digital technologies.

The versatile knowledge in the digital modelling of general historical and social questions conveyed in the course of studies is in demand in almost all areas of professional life and is increasingly being used as a recruitment criterion for companies. Accordingly, career paths are less well defined than for other degrees.

Typical focal points of the subsequent career choice are in the following occupational fields, which are characterised by a wide range of different activities and are now preferably carried out using digital methods: Advertising, PR and market research, private industry, public services (social organisations, authorities, political parties, associations, churches, trade unions), the cultural sector in general (education, media, press, publishing, journalism, tourism) as well as science and research.

Related and consecutive/graduate programmes

Consecutive/graduate programmes


Structure

Structure of degree programme

This degree programme can be studied in 3 different profiles.

  • Single Honours MA totalling 78 credits (Mono-master)
  • Joint Honours MA totalling 42 credits in combination with one module package (minor) totalling 36 credits
  • Joint Honours MA totalling 42 credits in combination with two module packages (minor) totalling 18 credits each

You can apply for one study profile.

4. Semester

Master’s thesis

Regulations and module directory


Application

Single/Joint Honours MA

Digital Humanities can be studied as a Single Honours MA (78 credits) or as a Joint Honours MA totalling 42 credits in combination with one or two external module packages (36/18 credits).

Previous education

  • B.A. degree or comparable degree
  • Eligibility:
    • 42 C from the Digital Humanities or
    • 42 C in the humanities or social sciences and 18 C of work in Python and Data Science or
    • 42 C in computer science and 18 C of research-oriented work in a humanities or social science (Humanities Science).

Language requirements

  • Proof of sufficient English language skills at level C1

Module package

Digital Humanities can also be studied as a module package of 36 credits in combination with a Master's programme (Joint Honours MA).

Previous education

  • B.A. degree or comparable degree
  • Eligibility:
    • 42 C from the Digital Humanities or
    • 42 C in the humanities or social sciences and 18 C of work in Python and Data Science or
    • 42 C in computer science and 18 C of research-oriented work in a humanities or social science (Humanities Science).

Language requirements

  • Proof of sufficient English language skills at level C1

Impressions

Your Studies


Contact

Study and examination advice Faculty of Humanities

Lisa Katharina Müller and Eva Wolff

Humboldtallee 17
DE-37073 Göttingen

Phone: +49 (0)551 39 21888 (Müller)
Phone: +49 (0)551 39 26713 (Wolff)

Email: studienberatung@phil.uni-goettingen.de

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Questions on the programme

Marta Kipke, M.A.

Nikolausberger Weg 23, Room 0.105
37073 Göttingen

Phone: +49 (0)551 39 26794

studienberatung.dh@uni-goettingen.de

Online Office hour: Monday, 9:00-11:00 am (Zoom Meeting-ID 985 6113 1657).
Please register per email beforehand.

Questions regarding applications

Snezana Weber M.A.

Humboldtallee 17
Room 1.110 (1st floor)
DE-37073 Göttingen

Phone: +49 (0)551 39 26717
Fax: +49 (0)551 39 4010

Email: master.koordination@phil.uni-goettingen.de

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