• Total units 24 Units
  • Specialisation code DIHU-SPEC
  • Academic career Postgraduate
Digital Humanities Specialisation

Digital Humanities is an interdisciplinary field of study located at the intersection of humanities scholarship and computational technologies. Its key purpose is to investigate how digital methodologies can be used to enhance and transform research in the Arts and Social Sciences. It also employs traditional humanistic skills to analyse modern digital artefacts and to scrutinise contemporary digital culture.   

This specialisation will help students and professionals develop a broad understanding of the historical, cultural, and social aspects of current digital humanities research. 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 and online content delivery. 

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. apply theoretical frameworks and research techniques critically in order to understand the key issues raised by the digital humanities, and by the use of information technologies in the arts and social sciences more generally;
  2. identify and analyse relevant sources of online information and assess their importance and reliability within the context of disciplinary practices in the humanities;
  3. evaluate ideas and projects to assess the impact of digital technologies on humanities research and make connections between different disciplinary approaches and methods;
  4. develop and communicate effectively original research and ideas within the larger field of the digital humanities, including project-based outcomes, critical assessments, and topical debates; and
  5. understand the ethical implications of ideas, actions, and communications undertaken online.

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This specialisation requires the completion of 24 units, which must consist of:

A minimum of 12 units must come from completion of courses from the following list:

Code Title Units
HUMN6001 Digital Humanities: Theories and Projects 6
HUMN6003 Digital Humanities: Methods and Practices 6
HUMN8028 Humanities in the Public and Digital Sphere 6
HUMN8029 Debates and Issues in the Humanities 6

A maximum of 12 units may come from completion of courses from the following list:

Code Title Units
ARTH6162 Cyberculture 6
ARTV6000 Animation 6
ARTV6003 Video Art 6
COMP6240 Relational Databases 6
COMP6261 Information Theory 6
COMP6262 Logic 6
COMP6300 Computer Organisation and Program Execution 6
COMP6340 Networked Information Systems 6
COMP6466 Algorithms 6
COMP6490 Document Analysis 6
COMP6700 Introductory Programming 6
COMP6710 Structured Programming 6
COMP6720 Art and Interaction in New Media 6
COMP6780 Web Development and Design 6
DESN6001 Digital Form and Fabrication 6
DESN6002 Foundations of Creative Code 6
DESN6003 Creative Data Visualisation: Representing Data in Visual and Material Form 6
DESN6004 Dynamic Design and Generative Systems 6
DESN6006 Front-End Web: Crafting Online Experience 6
ENGL6086 Literature in the Digital Age: Theories, Texts, Methods 6
GEND6501 Posthuman bodies 6
HIST6237 Digital History, Digital Heritage 6
HUMN6002 Gutenberg to Google: Histories of Information 6
HUMN8026 Writing in the Public Sphere 6
HUMN8030 Digital Humanities and Public Culture Research Project 6
HUMN8031 Digital Humanities and Public Culture Research Project (Advanced) 12
LING6023 Dictionaries and Dictionary-Making 6
MUSC8004 Internship 1 6
MUSC8005 Internship 2 6
MUSI6009 Music and Digital Media 6
SOCY6066 Social Science of the Internet 6
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