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.
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Upon successful completion, students will have the skills and knowledge to:
- 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.
- Demonstrate effective communication and independent conceptual thinking and research skills relevant to the field.
- Develop a strong and critical understanding of interdisciplinary methodologies and theoretical debates alongside an ability to apply these in professional contexts.
- 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.
- Develop practical skills in areas such as writing for diverse contexts, humanities computing, and information literacy.
Further InformationInterested in writing a thesis? Check out the advanced version of this degree.
A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5.0/7.0
Applicants with a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for up to 24 units (one semester) of credit. Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Bachelor degree with Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for up to 48 units (one year) of credit. Credit may also be available for relevant work experience.
Ancient History; Anthropology; Archaeology; Art History; Classics; Creative Arts; Fine Arts; Gender Studies; History; Linguistics; Literature; Museum Studies; Philosophy; Politics; Sociology; Visual Arts.
English Language Requirements
All applicants must meet the University’s English Language Admission Requirements for Students.
Assessment of Qualifications
Unless otherwise indicated, ANU will accept all Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualifications or international equivalents that meet or exceed the published admission requirements of our programs, provided all other admission requirements are also met. Where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will base assessment on the qualification that best meets the admission requirements for the program. Find out more about the Australian Qualifications Framework: www.aqf.edu.au
ANU uses a 7-point Grade Point Average (GPA) scale. All qualifications submitted for admission at ANU will be converted to this common scale, which will determine if an applicant meets our published admission requirements. Find out more about how a 7-point GPA is calculated for Australian universities: www.uac.edu.au/future-applicants/admission-criteria/tertiary-qualifications
Unless otherwise indicated, where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will calculate the GPA for each qualification separately. ANU will base assessment on the best GPA of all completed tertiary qualifications of the same level or higher.
- Annual indicative fee for domestic students
For more information see: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/costs-fees
- Annual indicative fee for international students
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.
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
Public Humanities and Culture
12 units from completion of research training courses from the following list:
ARCH8104 Introduction to Cultural and Environmental Heritage
HUMN8001 Interdisciplinary Humanities Research: Methods, Theories and Skills
HUMN8027 Critical Issues in Heritage and Museum Studies
HUMN8032 Writing for the Research Process
LING8026 Understanding Qualitative Research and Writing in Language Studies
LING8027 Research design in Applied linguistics
MUSC8014 Museums and Collections: Key Concepts and Practice
SOCR8001 Statistics for Social Scientists
SOCR8003 Qualitative Research Analysis
SOCR8006 Online Research Methods
SOCR8008 Qualitative Social Research
SOCR8009 Quantitative Social Research
SOCY6066 Social Science of the Internet
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 the ANU
A course used to satisfy the requirements of one list may not be double counted towards satisfying the requirements of another list.
|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|