Taught course

Big Data in Culture & Society

King's College London · Department of Digital Humanities

Entry requirements

Bachelor's degree with 2:1 honours (or overseas equivalent) in an English, Arts, Humanities or Social Science degree, or a related discipline. See King's website for full and up-to-date information.

Months of entry


Course content

Our Big Data in Culture & Society MA recognises the growing importance of Big Data in contemporary society and addresses the theory and practice of Big Data from an arts and humanities perspective.

What is Big Data? Beyond the unprecedentedly large data sets that can be analysed to reveal patterns, trends, and associations, it is increasingly about our everyday lives. In short, it is about how the data we generate is transforming social, cultural, political and economic processes as well as the generation of knowledge.

This course is likely to appeal to a broad range of students across the Arts and Humanities from Sociology to Political Science to English to Business and beyond. It will attract forward-thinking students interested in emerging trends who recognise that data scientists and analysts require collaborators with domain specialisation and critical insights.

Fees and funding

UK students
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International students
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Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Dr Mark Cote
+44 (0) 20 7848 2569