Digital Humanities, Master Programme

120 credits

Are you interested in cultural heritage as well as digitalization? Digital humanities is an inter-disciplinary field of study that represents a bridge between the arts and humanities to 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 if you 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 programme aims to build a general ability to understand and apply digital methods. You will also learn how to create applications and find practical solutions in working places by using interdisciplinary approaches and cross-sectoral collaboration.

This master 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 you for jobs across public and private sectors. Your future workplace could be in a museum, library, archive and other parts of the public sector where you can work with digitization of culture, arts and cultural heritage. You can also work in companies providing these institutions with software, for example guide apps. Additionally, the degree in Master of Arts provides the foundation for doctoral studies.


Master of Arts (120 credits)

Main field of study: Digital Humanities

One year master

There is a possibility to finalize the programme after one year (a degree of 60 credits) by choosing to write a 15 credit master degree course during semester 2.

Students who have completed one year of the programme and, meet the 
requirements of a master’s degree (60 credits), may obtain the following degree: Master of Arts, main field of studies: Digital humanities.

Distance education

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. However, please bear in mind that this is still a full-time programme and requires on average 40 hours of studying per week.

Understanding of both IT and humanities

In this video the programme coordinator describes what you will learn during this education.

I want to make a difference through digitalization projects

Elin Hansson vid Linnéuniversitetet.

Elin has a bachelor’s degree in Library and Information Studies and wanted to expand her knowledge. After graduation, she dreams about working in a special library, an archive, or at a museum.


"The programme offers tools and methods to handle complex issues in society."

picture on Michael Stiebe, alumni

Michael, from Germany, thinks the Master’s Programme Digital Humanities offers hands-on use of digital methods and ways to approach a broad range of issues in society. Today, he is a research fellow at the School of Engineering of Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW).

More information about the programme

Distance – study where you are

Perhaps you would like to study in the Swedish mountains, in a big city, or at home close to family? Many of our programmes and courses are offered in distance format.

Studying at a distance can be done in different ways, either entirely without physical gatherings or with only a few gatherings on campus or at one of our learning centres. The common denominator is that a large part of your studies takes place online. You communicate with the teacher and other students with the help of a learning platform with discussion forums, group work, recorded lectures and online meetings.

The benefit of distance studies is the flexibility, something that is valuable if you want to be free to decide when and where you want to study. Some compulsory elements on you course or programme may take place during office hours, even though they are online.

Learn more about studying at a distance.

Student working from home