Taught course

Digital Humanities and Culture

Trinity College Dublin · School of English

Entry requirements

Admission to the MPhil will be based on the following criteria:

• Applicants should have a good honours degree (at least an upper second, GPA of at least 3.3) in any of the disciplines of the humanities.

• Applicants will apply to the course via the online system and have the opportunity of uploading a cover letter and a sample of their critical writing (of no more than 2,500 words).

Months of entry


Course content

Many of the biggest questions in our world today can only be answered by drawing on knowledge of both culture and technology. Trinity’s MPhil in Digital Humanities and Culture prepares its students to take on these questions in a wide variety of contexts, whether they want to deepen their understanding of a humanities subject through data mining and visualisation; explore the virtual transmission of culture and heritage by and beyond museums, libraries and archives; or join the movement to make technology development more humane.

In the digital humanities, researchers trained in history, literature, languages, the arts, computer science and engineering combine their skills to transform our understanding of the world. They also develop the technological capacity to drive forward our ability to see patterns in human behaviours and how humans describe their experiences. What sets apart our course from other Digital Humanities courses is the equal emphasis we place on what technology can do for humanities research, and what humanities research can do to promote the rise of human-centred technology design. We also use the established collaborations across our disciplines and with our library and technical support colleagues to deliver a unique educational experience. The flow of challenges, knowledge and techniques between students and staff in the course from diverse backgrounds creates many unexpected and transformative opportunities to grow our understanding of the world.

Whether your background is in in the humanities, arts, information management, cultural heritage or computer science, the MPhil in Digital Humanities and Culture will give you the skills to:

  • Apply cutting-edge methods to interrogate the most fundamental questions of literature, history and the arts.
  • Deepen your understanding of cultural practices and tensions in the digital age.
  • Build your own digital projects, honing your existing Information and Communication Technology (ICT) skills and gaining new ones.
  • Experience how a professional organisation manages the impact of technology on culture in an internship setting.
  • Work and learn alongside the members of the many active research project teams of the Trinity Centre for Digital Humanities.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MPhil
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGCert
    part time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

+353-1-896 4274