Research course

Digital Humanities Research

Institution
King's College London · Centre for Computing in the Humanities
Qualifications
MPhil/PhD

Entry requirements

  • An MA degree in the humanities or social sciences, with a mark of Distinction or high Merit.
  • In exceptional circumstances, applicants holding a first class honours degree may be admitted. Applicants must demonstrate mastery of the academic background deemed relevant to the research proposed.

Months of entry

January, September, April

Course content

The Department of Digital Humanities at King’s is a pioneer in its field, and we aim to provide outstanding supervision and training in a broad range of areas across digital humanities and digital culture, exploring the varied ways in which digital information, technologies and methods are transforming the humanities, arts, culture and society. We have numerous links with key institutions across the cultural and creative sectors, as well as SMEs in the digital and media industries, and we aim to prepare students for careers both in the academy and outside it.

The 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) confirmed the world-class standard of research undertaken in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, and its leading international reputation. The Department of Digital Humanities is ranked 1st in the UK against the framework's "power" metric; 80% of our research was deemed to be world leading (4*) and internationally excellent (3*) standard; we received an outstanding score for the impact of our research; and we were ranked third of the Russell Group universities.

You will be supervised by leading figures in your field, and participate in a lively and supportive research culture within the Department, which currently has 14 academic staff and 26 MPhil/PhD students (not including students on collaborative programmes whose primary supervisor is located elsewhere in the College), as well as post-docs and visiting researchers. Much of the Department’s research is funded through major grants from the European Commission, the AHRC, the Leverhulme Trust, the Andrew Mellon Foundation, and other key funders. Active research projects in which the Department is involved are listed here.

The Department has an active MPhil/PhD seminar series and an annual MPhil/PhD student conference organised by the students themselves, and there are a range of seminars and other events both within King’s and at academic and cultural institutions around London. London also possesses extensive media and digital industries, with many opportunities for internships and employment.

Qualification and course duration

MPhil/PhD

part time
48-72 months
full time
36 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions
Email
artshums-graduateadmissions@kcl.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 20 7848 1649