The Master Programme in Digital Humanities is an advanced-level two-year programme within Digital Humanities, the main field of study.
Digital humanities is an inter-disciplinary field of study that represents a bridge between the arts and humanities and information technology. It further stretches beyond academia, mainly through collaboration with the cultural heritage sector.
This two-year master programme in digital humanities is suitable for individuals who want to work with technology to devise creative solutions in a range of humanities application areas at cultural heritage institutions, public agencies, international organizations and private companies. The program aims to build a general ability to understand and apply digital methods as well as create applications and practical solutions in working places, resorting to interdisciplinary approaches and cross-sectoral collaboration. This programme in digital humanities is closely linked to the research at Linnaeus University, its Digital Humanities Initiative as well as the institute, connected to a large number of international universities through the iSchools organization.
The programme prepares students for current and future jobs across public and private sectors including cultural heritage institutions, governmental institutions and companies providing related services. Additionally, the programme provides the foundation for doctoral studies.
Master of Arts (120 credits)
Main field of study: Digital Humanities
All teaching takes place on a learning platform and the material is available round the clock, offering great flexibility for students. There are no compulsory get-togethers on campus.
Semester 1: Provides an introduction to and in-depth studies of digital humanities, critical theory and digital transformation, and digital research methods for the humanities.
Semester 2: Provides an introduction to complexities surrounding digitisation of cultural heritage, including issues related to ethics, politics and policies in the digital world, as well as technologies for interaction with cultural heritage and other humanities research data, and linking the data in the Semantic Web.
Semester 3: Elective courses are offered from which the student chooses in coordination with programme advisors in order to get a degree which has a coherent whole on a topic of choosing (e.g., Digital humanities and library and information science, Digital humanities and history, Digital humanities and digital transformation, Digital humanities and data-intensive methods etc.).
This topic shall also be aligned with the topic of the final thesis.
Semester 4: A degree project of 30 ECTS credits.
Courses in the programme:
Introduction to digital humanities, 7.5 credits, A1N*
Critical theory and digital transformation, 7.5 credits, A1N*
Digital humanities research methods, 7.5 credits, A1N*
Programming for digital humanities, 7.5 credits, A1N*
Interactive technologies for digital humanities, 7.5 credits, A1N*
Digitisation of cultural heritage, 7.5 credits, A1N*
Linked data and information structures, 7.5 credits, A1N*
Information ethics, politics and policies in the digital world, 7.5 credits, A1N*
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To study on a distance education will give you different opportunities than on-campus teaching. It means that, to a large extent, you will be able to plan your studies yourself, both in terms of time and place.
However, keep in mind that most distance education includes a number of compulsory digital lectures and digital seminars during the weekdays. Some distance education also include compulsory get-togethers, for which you will have to travel to Växjö or Kalmar.
There are a number of different ways to be a distance student, the common denominator being that a large part of your study work is carried out on the web. You communicate with the teacher and your fellow students using a learning platform with discussion forums, group work, recorded lectures or video meetings using a web cam.