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
  • Mode of delivery
    • In Person
  • Field of Education
    • Studies in Human Society
  • Academic contact
  • Length 2 year full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
  • Mode of delivery
    • In Person
  • Field of Education
    • Studies in Human Society
  • Academic contact

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

Admission Requirements

Admission requirements

At a minimum, all applicants must meet program-specific academic/non-academic requirements, and English language requirements. Admission to most ANU programs is on a competitive basis. Therefore, meeting all admission requirements does not automatically guarantee entry.

 

Applicants must present a Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5.0/7.0

 

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.

 

In line with the university's admissions policy and strategic plan, an assessment for admission may include competitively ranking applicants on the basis of specific academic achievement, English language proficiency and diversity factors. 

 

Academic achievement & English language proficiency

The minimum academic requirement for full entry and enrolment is a Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5.0/7.0. 

However, applicants will first be ranked on a GPA ('GPA1') that is calculated using all but the last semester (or equivalent) of the Bachelor degree used for admission purposes. 

If required, ranking may further be confirmed on the basis of: 

• a GPA ('GPA2') calculated on the penultimate and antepenultimate semesters (or equivalent) of the Bachelor degree used for admission purposes; and/or

• demonstrating higher-level English language proficiency. 

Prior to enrolment in this ANU program, all students who gain entry will have their Bachelor degree reassessed, to confirm minimum requirements were met.

 

Diversity factors

As Australia’s national university, ANU is global representative of Australian research and education. ANU endeavours to recruit and maintain a diverse and deliberate student cohort representative not only of Australia, but the world. In order to achieve these outcomes, competitive ranking of applicants may be adjusted to ensure access to ANU is a reality for brilliant students from countries across the globe.

 

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.

 

Applications for course credit

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. 

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.

Domestic Tuition Fees (DTF)

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

Annual indicative fee for international students
$43,344.00

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.

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

  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. 

Inherent Requirements

Information on inherent requirements is currently not available for this program

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.


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