single degree

Master of Digital Humanities and Public Culture

A single two year graduate degree offered by the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences

MDHPC
  • Length 2 year full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
  • Academic contact
  • Field of Education
    • Studies in Human Society
  • Length 2 year full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
  • Academic contact
  • Field of Education
    • Studies in Human Society

The Master of Digital Humanities and Public Culture is a research-led professionally-oriented two-year degree towards which students may be eligible for up to one year’s credit for prior cognate study and/or relevant work experience.

The Master of Digital Humanities and Public Culture is an innovative new degree offered by the ANU. Providing students with an introduction to humanities study and research, coupled with the opportunity to specialise in biographical research and writing, digital humanities, or public humanities and culture, the degree will equip students with cutting-edge skills in digital technologies, and research and writing, for both the scholarly and public sphere.

This degree will help students develop a broad understanding of the historical, cultural, and social aspects of current research in the digital and public humanities. It thus addresses the growing demand for graduates well-versed in a combination of humanistic and digital skills and able to work in a variety of professional environments, from cultural and memory institutions, to the emerging job markets of information management, social media, and online content delivery.

The Master of Digital Humanities and Public Culture allows you to draw on our innovative, world leading staff, and strong industry connections and partnerships, to develop your professional expertise and experience. With some of Australia’s leading scholars and innovators in the interdisciplinary fields of biography, public culture and humanities, and digital humanities, and national cultural institutions and archives at your fingertips, there’s no better place to study digital humanities and public culture than ANU.

Please be aware that any courses taken as part of the 24 units from completion of elective courses offered by ANU list will not count towards the advanced degree should you decide to transfer. This is because the advanced degree has no free electives, as they are in practice replaced by a 24 unit thesis.

Career Options

Graduates from ANU have been rated as Australia's most employable graduates and among the most sought after by employers worldwide.

The latest Global Employability University Ranking, published by the Times Higher Education, rated ANU as Australia's top university for getting a job for the fourth year in a row.

This program is available for applications to commence from Summer Session, 2016

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the skills and knowledge to:

  1. Apply theoretical and methodological frameworks and research techniques critically in order to understand the key issues raised by the digital humanities and public humanities, and by the use of information technologies in the arts and social sciences more generally.
  2. Demonstrate effective communication and independent conceptual thinking and research skills relevant to the field.
  3. Develop a strong and critical understanding of interdisciplinary methodologies and theoretical debates alongside an ability to apply these in professional contexts.
  4. Demonstrate a critical understanding of, and engagement with the historical, political, institutional and cultural frameworks for contemporary practices in one or more of digital humanities, public humanities, or biographical research and writing in Australia and internationally.
  5. Develop practical skills in areas such as writing for diverse contexts, humanities computing, and information literacy.

Further Information

Interested in writing a thesis? Check out the advanced version of this degree.

Admission Requirements

A Bachelor degree or international equivalent:

  • with an average mark of at least 65%

  • All applicants must meet the University's English Language Admission Requirements for Students

  • Applicants with a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 24 units (1 semester) of credit.

  • Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 48 units (1 year) of credit.

  • Course credit may also be available for specific work experience.

Cognate Disciplines

Ancient History; Anthropology; Archaeology; Art History; Classics; Creative Arts; Fine Arts; Gender Studies; History; Linguistics; Literature; Museum Studies; Philosophy; Politics; Sociology; Visual Arts.

Annual indicative fee for domestic students
$24,432.00

For more information see: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/costs-fees

Annual indicative fee for international students
$34,944.00

Scholarships

ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.

Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are.  Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

For further information see the Scholarships website.

Program Requirements

The Master of Digital Humanities and Public Culture requires completion of 96 units, which must consist of:

24 units from completion of introductory courses from the following list:

ANTH6005 Indigenous Australian Societies and Culture

ANTH6009 Culture and Development

ARCH6006 The History of Archaeology: Discovering the Past

ENGL6033 Post-Colonial Literature

ENGL6037 Creative Writing

HIST6007 Making History

HIST6110 Approaches to History

HIST6121 Electric Citizens: the Rise of the Modern Media in the United States, 1865-2000

LING6001 Introduction to the Study of Language

LING6002 Language and Society

24 units from completion of one of the following specialisations

Biographical Research and Writing

Digital Humanities

Public Humanities and Culture

12 units from completion of research training courses from the following list:

HUMN8001 Interdisciplinary Humanities Research: Methods, Theories and Skills

LING8010 Topics in Language, Text and Discourse

SOCR8001 Statistics for Social Scientists

SOCR8005 Social Science of the Internet

SOCR8006 Online Research Methods

SOCR8008 Qualitative Social Research

SOCR8009 Quantitative Social Research

12 units from completion of research experience courses from the following list:

HIST8004 Biographical Research Project

HUMN8030 Digital Humanities and Public Culture Research Project

HUMN8031 Digital Humanities and Public Culture Research Project (Advanced)

HUMN8012 Writing, World Histories and Lives: Research Project

HUMN8017 Writing, World Histories and Lives: Extended Research Project

MUSC8004 Internship 1

MUSC8005 Internship 2

MUSC8009 Museums and Collections: Research Project

MUSC8011 Museums and Collections: Extended Research Project

24 units from completion of elective courses offered by ANU

A course used to satisfy the requirements of one list may not be double counted towards satisfying the requirements of another list.

Specialisations

Study Options

Year 1 48 units Introductory Course 6 units Introductory Course 6 units Research Training Course 6 units Specialisation Course 6 units
Introductory Course 6 units Introductory Course 6 units Research Training Course 6 units Specialisation Course 6 units
Year 2 48 units Research Experience Course 6 units Research Experience Course 6 units Specialisation Course 6 units Specialisation Course 6 units
ANU Elective Course 6 units ANU Elective Course 6 units ANU Elective Course 6 units ANU Elective Course 6 units
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