Taught course

Digital Scholarship

University of Oxford · Division of Humanities

Entry requirements

Degree-level qualifications

As a minimum, applicants should hold or be predicted to achieve the following UK qualifications or their equivalent:

  • a first-class or strong upper second-class undergraduate degree with honours in a relevant discipline in the humanities.

For applicants with a degree from the USA, the minimum GPA normally sought is 3.75 out of 4.0.

Entrance is competitive and most successful applicants have a first-class degree or the equivalent.

If your degree is not from the UK or another country specified above, visit our International Qualifications page for guidance on the qualifications and grades that would usually be considered to meet the University’s minimum entry requirements.

English language proficiency

This course requires proficiency in English at the University's higher level. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence that you meet this requirement. The minimum scores required to meet the University's higher level are detailed on our website.

Months of entry


Course content

This course introduces students to the full range of issues which arise when digital tools and methods are applied to traditional humanistic scholarship, and equips students with the tools and knowledge to surmount those challenges, enabling them to develop a digitally-enhanced scholarly project of their own.

Thecourse has been designed to equip students to surmount those challenges and to develop an ambitious, digitally-enhanced scholarly project of their own. The course is based in the Humanities Division and spans a wide range of disciplines across all of its faculties. Students on the course also benefit from teaching provided by the Bodleian Libraries.

Humanists are most likely to take the MSc, although you might be a computer science student who is intrigued by humanities and recognise that digital humanities could prompt interesting questions. The course is designed to hone students’ technical skills and critical thinking in this area, and give students an understanding of digital scholarship methods.

To apply, please consult our Application Guide for advice. You'll find the answers to most common queries in our FAQs.

Information for international students

All international applicants follow the same application process. We have no quotas or targets for international students – competition for our places is entirely open. Please see our website for full advice for international applicants.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Oxford University expects to be able to offer around 1,000 full or partial graduate scholarships across the collegiate University in 2023-24. You will be automatically considered for the majority of Oxford scholarships, if you fulfil the eligibility criteria and submit your graduate application by the January deadline. Most scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit and/or potential.

For further details about searching for funding as a graduate student visit our dedicated Funding pages, which contain information about how to apply for Oxford scholarships requiring an additional application, details of external funding, loan schemes and other funding sources.

Further information about funding opportunities for this course can be found on the Humanities division website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    10 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Humanities Division
+44 (0) 1865 280579