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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
  • Length 2 year full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units

The Master of Digital Humanities and Public Culture enables students to develop high level skills in digital literacy and applied humanities. A flexible structure allows students to learn emerging digital research methods, advanced critical thinking and data analysis. Students gain an understanding of how academic research is applied in broader society and are supported to develop communication skills across traditional and digital platforms aimed at both the academic and public spheres. Students will collaborate with researchers from across the ANU, and have the opportunity to engage with the national cultural institutions, the public and government sector, and international organisations in Canberra.

 

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.

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 and 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 digital and public humanities in Australia and internationally.
5.    Develop practical skills in areas such as writing and digital communication for diverse contexts, humanities computing, and information literacy.

 

Further Information

  • Interested in writing a thesis? Check out the advanced version of this degree.
  • Students are encouraged to discuss the courses they pick on the Discipline Focus list with the Program Convenor.

Admission Requirements

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.

Cognate Disciplines
Ancient History; Anthropology; Archaeology; Art History; Classics; Creative Arts; Design; 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
$26,544.00

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

Annual indicative fee for international students
$41,280.00

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 the completion of 96 units, of which:

96 units must come from 6000-level, 7000-level and 8000-level courses

A minimum of 48 units must come from completion of 8000-level courses

The 96 units must consist of:

24 units from completion of Introductory Courses from the following list:

ANTH6005    Traditional Australian Indigenous Cultures, Societies and Environment
ANTH6009    Culture and Development
ARCH6006    The History of Archaeology: Discovering the Past
ENGL6033    Post-Colonial Literature
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
LING6030    Advanced Academic English

12 units from completion of Research Training courses from the following list:

HUMN6001    Digital Humanities: Theories and Projects
HUMN6003    Digital Humanities: Methods and Practices
HUMN8026    Writing in the Public Sphere
HUMN8028    Humanities in the Public and Digital Sphere
HUMN8029    Debates and Issues in the Humanities
HUMN8032    Writing for the Research Process

12 units from completion of Research Experience courses from the following list:

ANIP6503    Australian National Internships Program Internship A (Graduate)
ANIP6505    Australian National Internships Program B
HUMN8012    Writing, World Histories and Lives: Research Project
HUMN8030    Digital Humanities and Public Culture Research Project
HUMN8031    Digital Humanities and Public Culture Research Project (Advanced)

24 units from completion of Discipline Focus courses from the following list:

ARCH8104    An Introduction to Cultural and Environmental Heritage
ARTH6162    Cyberculture
ARTV6000    Animation
ARTV6003    Video Art
ARTV6059    Introduction to Virtual Reality
ASIA8046    Maps and Mapping for the Social Sciences and Humanities
COMP6240    Relational Databases
COMP6261    Information Theory
COMP6262    Logic
COMP6300    Computer Organisation and Program Execution
COMP6340    Networked Information Systems
COMP6466    Algorithms
COMP6490    Document Analysis
COMP6700    Introductory Programming
COMP6710    Structured Programming
COMP6720    Art and Interaction in New Media
COMP6780    Web Development and Design
DESN6001    Digital Form and Fabrication
DESN6002    Foundations of Creative Code
DESN6003    Creative Data Visualisation: Representing Data in Visual and Material Form
DESN6004    Dynamic Design and Generative Systems
DESN6006    Front-End Web: Crafting Online Experience
ENGL6086    Literature in the Digital Age: Theories, Texts, Methods
GEND6021    Trauma, Memory and  Culture
GEND6501    Posthuman bodies
HIST6234    The Reach of History: Presenting the past in the public domain
HIST6236    Debating Anzac
HIST6237    Digital History, Digital Heritage
HIST8011    Biography and History
HUMN6001    Digital Humanities: Theories and Projects
HUMN6002    Gutenberg to Google: Histories of Information
HUMN6003    Digital Humanities: Methods and Practices
HUMN8001    Interdisciplinary Humanities Research: Methods, Theories and Skills
HUMN8019    World Heritage: conserving cultural heritage values
HUMN8026    Writing in the Public Sphere
HUMN8027    Critical Issues in Heritage and Museum Studies
HUMN8033    Tourism, Heritage and Globalization
HUMN8036    Who do we think we are? Using Archives and Special Collections
LING6023    Dictionaries and Dictionary-Making
LING8026    Qualitative Research Methods in Language Studies
LING8027    Quantitative Research Methods in Linguistics
MUSC8017    Museums and Collections: Key Concepts and Practices
MUSI6009    Music and Digital Media
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

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.

 

 

Study Options

Year 1 48 units Introductory Course 6 units Introductory Course 6 units Introductory Course 6 units Introductory Course 6 units
Research Training Course 6 units Research Experience Course 6 units Discipline Focus Course 6 units Discipline Focus Course 6 units
Year 2 48 units Research Training Course 6 units Research Experience Course 6 units Discipline Focus Course 6 units Discipline Focus 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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