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need to have a first or upper second-class Honours degree in
a relevant Humanities or Computing discipline from a UK university,
or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.
Please note that we DO NOT accept applications from agencies and we will not communicate with an agent regarding your application. We expect all applicants to complete their applications themselves.
The English Language Proficiency Requirement
for all non-native English speakers is a minimum of an IELTS 7.0 with no less than 6.0 in each sub-set. (Note that we no longer accept TOEFL)
Pre-sessional English courses are available to introduce students to the UK academic culture as well as improving written and spoken English. Attendance on these courses does not guarantee that you will be accepted onto the programme.
Fees: 2015-2016 session
UK/EU students: £8,755
Overseas students: £17,250
Modular (2-5 years)
pro-rata depending on the number of credits taken per year.
Diploma and Certificate
details are on the UCL Fee Schedule: Postgraduate Taught 2015-2016
For funding details please visit Scholarships and Funding.
How to apply
To apply online: Application and entry.
Note that UCL admissions will not accept applications after 1st August.
MA/MSc in DigitalHumanities
The Master's degree in Digital Humanities at UCL draws together teaching from a wide range of disciplines, to investigate the application of computational technologies to the arts, humanities, and cultural heritage.
- UCL Department of Information Studies
- UCL Computer Science
- Arts and Humanities
- Social and Historical Sciences
- Engineering Science
- Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment.
The programme also draws on facilities offered by:
as well as liaising closely with a variety of world-class, London based libraries, archives, and museums within the vicinity of UCL.
About the Programme
The MA/MSc provides research-led teaching delivered by leading scholars.
In Term 1 and 2, students take five core modules, plus a further three from a wide range of options available from various departments and faculties at UCL. In addition, students write an original dissertation on a topic of their choice in consultation with their supervisor, and undertake a workplacement at a related institution where they can apply taught aspects of the programme in Term 3. This allows students who have a background in the humanities to acquire necessarily skills in digital technologies, and also makes it possible for those with a technical background to become informed about scholarly methods in the humanities.
Further information about the programme and a description of some of the modules listed is in our supplementary prospectus. A summary of the degree, its structure and useful information about UCL are in our e-brochure.
Terms One and Two
The following core modules are mandatory for the programme:
- Digital Resources in the Humanities
- Introducing a range of issues involved in the design, creation, management and use of digital resources in the humanities.
- Internet Technologies
- Exploring the basic concepts of markup, website structuring and design, and issues involved in generating and delivering online content.
- Introduction to Programming and Database Querying
- Providing an introduction to the key concepts and principles of standard procedural computer programming and a brief introduction to relational database querying and manipulation.
- Server Programming and Structured Data
- Covering approaches to creating database driven websites, with a focus on applications relating to maps and spatial data.
- Providing an overview of Extensible Markup language; giving students the opportunity to practice XML markup techniques, processing with XSLT, and demonstrating the use of XML in publishing.
Note that the technical core modules are all at entry level; for students that already have demonstrable competencies in these areas, it may be possible, subject to the agreement of the Programme Director, to substitute modules from other UCL departments.
There are also a wide range of taught optional modules that are elective.
- Further information is supplied in our supplementary prospectus.
- Some suggestions for preliminary reading.
- For background on Digital Humanities see The Susan Hockey Lecture in Digital Humanities (video 63.52 mins)
- For international students: Prepare for success (Learning activities to prepare you for study in the UK)
- Term Dates: 2015-2016
- Useful information about Student Accommodation
- Information for new students starting in 2015 (currently being updated)
Academic enquiries should go to the Programme Director, Simon Mahony (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Admissions enquiries should go to Sarah Davenport (email@example.com)
Core Teaching staff include:
A variety of other teaching staff from across various departments at UCL will also teach on the programme, depending on modules chosen.