Taught course

Cultural Data Management and Communication

University of Sheffield · Digital Humanities Institute

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Entry requirements

You'll need a 2:1 honours degree, or equivalent, in a relevant discipline. Relevant disciplines might include History, Music, Archaeology, Languages and Cultures, English, Philosophy, Sociology and Information Studies.

Months of entry


Course content

Our MA will develop your understanding of the approaches used to manage, analyse and communicate different types of cultural data.

Course description

Choose this course if you're interested in learning about the methods and principles for managing and using cultural data.

Cultural data is digital data about human culture and society, past and present: from ancient documents, artefacts and environments to present-day social media, digital arts and virtual worlds. It draws on a similarly diverse range of digital and computational methods for its management, analysis and communication: from data standards, citizen science and web apps, to computational linguistics, machine learning and user-centred design.

The course will give you a grounding in digital and computational approaches to cultural data. It is intended to prepare students for leadership roles, including project and product management, and careers involving cultural data: leading, overseeing and intersecting with clients, audiences, and design teams (for example programmers and artists ). You don't need to have programming or mathematical competencies.

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Information for international students

English language requirements:

Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

For more information about entry requirements for international students, please visit our website

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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