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5 things we’ve learned about Digital Humanities in the last 5 years

Sun, 24 May 2015 14:51:13 +0000

At the end of May, 2015, it will be exactly five years since the formal launch of UCL Centre for Digital Humanities. Our mission is “is to champion, catalyse, promote, facilitate, undertake, advise and publicise activities in Digital Humanities (with as wide an interpretation of that phrase as possible) throughout the founding Faculties and UCL, […]

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This week: UCL Laptop Orchestra (UCLOrk) at the UCL Festival of the Arts

Mon, 18 May 2015 11:27:55 +0000

The UCL Laptop Orchestra (UCLOrk) is performing this week on Wednesday 20th May at 1pm in the Quad Events Space as part of the UCL Festival of the Arts.  The one-hour lunchtime session will comprise a lecture/recital on the history and practice of laptop orchestras, combined with performances of three pieces written by members of […]

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Short Courses in DH

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In addition to the full Master's programme, the following short courses in Digital Humanities are also offered by the department.

Certificate in Digital Humanities

This is a very flexible programme for anyone looking to extend their skill set, particularly for CPD. Students registered for the Certificate must complete four modules from our DH core and options list as agreed with the Programme Director. The length of time taken depends on the student's circumstances (they may be working full-time or using this programme to complement other studies) and can range from a single term to a maximum of two years.    

The course unit value is 60 credits or 24 ECTS which are transferable in the UK and EU.

Application is through the UCL portal and the fees are pro-rata (by credits) depending on those for the full Master's programme. 

Diploma in Digital Humanities

Again this is a very flexible programme with students taking all five core modules from the full Master's programme and a further three from the optional modules list. Diploma students do not take the workplacement or dissertation modules. This can be completed full-time over nine months or by flexible study over two to five years.

The course unit value is 120 credits or 48 ECTS which are transferable in the UK and EU.

Under the current UCL regulations for the Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) credit transfer, a student who has already completed a PG Diploma and then applies for the Master’s programme will receive APL of 120 credits; this means that students holding a Diploma in DH would only need to complete the Dissertation to receive the full Master's degree.

Application is through the UCL portal and the fees are pro-rata (by credits) depending on those for the full Master's programme.

Graduate Affiliate Studies

If you are currently enrolled at another institution it may be possible for you to study at our department to complement your work. Students usually come for one term and with this scheme, although it is not possible to receive a UCL qualification, it is usually possible to count credit taken here towards the degree in the home institution. This would need to be confirmed with the home institution first.  

Individual Short Course modules

Many of the modules that are offered by the Department of Information Studies as part of the MA/MSc in Digital Humanities programme work as stand-alone short courses for those wishing to update their professional skills in a particular area.

The modules are taught over one term, usually for one morning or one afternoon per week with 30 taught hours of lectures and practicals, followed by a coursework assessment or exam (which is optional for short course students). If the assessment is completed successfully, the module credit can count towards a future Master's degree.

Many of these modules are CILIP accredited and so suitable for CPD for Library and Information professionals.

DH modules currently offered as Short Courses include:

Digital Resources in the Humanities
Electronic Publishing
Internet Technologies
Introduction to Programming
Legal and Social Aspects of Electronic Publishing
Server Programming and Structured Data
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Acceptance onto the module is by agreement by the tutor. Many other modules from taught programmes offered by UCL Department of Information Studies (DIS) are available as short courses. Details about fees and how to apply are also available on that page.