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Digital Humanities Master's programme

Course outline, qualifications and competences

Technical developments during recent decades have led to a new research paradigm: Digital Humanities research and teach at the interface between humanities and modern information technologies. The master's programme Digital Humanities aims to enhance the processes of gain and conveyance of new knowledge under the conditions offered by the digital world of working and media. Students expand their knowledge in the field of digitalisation of knowledge and cultural heritage, application and enhancement of tools, operationalisation of and response to research questions and reflection on methodical and theoretical basics of humanities in a digital world. These are combined on an interdisciplinary level with aspects of the sciences of art, archival science, museology, editorial studies and information sciences and technologies. Students thus acquire the ability to independently deal with scientific problems in a methodically sound manner in the field of digital humanities, taking into account state-of-the-art research standards. Moreover, in-depth insights are provided into formalisation, modelling, analysis, processing and administration of cultural data and sources based on information technology. Students learn how to independently apply their knowledge to scientific problems from their original subjects, to transgress their own specialist culture and to work in an interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary manner. Besides scientific competences, students also acquire application-oriented skills with respect to state-of-the-art technologies.

Expected results

Graduates of the master's programme Digital Humanities will be able to analyse tasks in the field of scientific application of computer-assisted methods with regard to problems related to humanities, and to develop elaborated solutions at the interface between humanities and information technologies. They will have acquired the ability to design and implement solutions for the digital development, analysis, representation and conveyance of cultural heritage as well as the aptitude to critically analyse digitalisation processes and comparable processes of media-related and technological change, also with regard to scientific research. They will ultimately be able to competently assess consequences and to derive considerations to guide their actions on the basis of that knowledge.


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University degree
Master of Arts „MA“
4 semesters / 120 ECTS-CP
(CP = credit points)
Teaching language
Index number
UB 066 320
Faculty of Arts and Humanities
type of study programme
Qualification level
Master (2nd study cycle)
Appropriate bachelor’s degree or equivalent


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