Taught course

Digital Curation

King's College London · Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Entry requirements

The programme will consider applicants who have completed a BA or equivalent degree in Library and Information Science or a related discipline. Storng applicants with majors in other fields will also be considered. A minimum UK first degree of 2:1 or oversea equivalent is expected.

Months of entry


Course content

A two-year international programme providing a combination of theoretical knowledge and practical training that will equip students to manage and curate the digital information & digital assets of organisations across the public and private sectors. Students study for one year at each of King’s and Humboldt University Berlin, and choose from an exceptional range of options covering different aspects of digital curation.

  • This unique programme offers students an unparalleled opportunity to study at two world leading institutions: Humboldt University is the only higher education institution in Germany to teach information science, while King's College London is a leading institution for learning about the intellectual and technical exploitation of digital resources. Students will gain a rich and varied educational, social and cultural experience and a joint qualification from King’s and Humboldt.
  • Students will study in two of Europe’s most vibrant cities spending a year in Berlin followed by a year in London. These unrivalled locations allow students to experience a variety of different cultures, and access to some of the greatest cultural heritage and arts institutions in the world. Both King’s and Humboldt have close links with a range of cultural heritage and memory institutions in London and Berlin respectively and are able to offer internship opportunities and up-to-the-minute knowledge of the subject area.
  • The tutors offer cutting edge expertise in library, archive and information science, with specialist knowledge in digital technologies and processes. They come from diverse and highly interdisciplinary backgrounds, including running digital archives or working in the digital industries.
  • The MA can lead to further research or to careers in a range of organisations, including libraries, museums, galleries, and archives; media organisations; publishing houses; government and industry; research institutions; healthcare and law firms.

Please see our online prospectus for more programme details.

Fees and funding

Graduate School and School of Arts & Humanities studentships and bursaries, self-funded, employer-funded.

Qualification and course duration


full time
24 months

Course contact details

Admissions Office