Taught course

Digital Humanities

King's College London · Centre for Computing in the Humanities

Entry requirements

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.

Months of entry


Course content

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.

Leads to careers in cultural heritage, publishing and web- based businesses.

Key Benefits

  • 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 an arts, humanities, social sciences or 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 the creative and cultural sector, in multimedia and new media companies, in internet companies, in publishing houses, and in web-based businesses in London and overseas.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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