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Digital Humanities (M.A.)

  • Degree Programme title: Digital Humanities (M.A.)
  • Degree: Master of Arts (M.A.)
  • Standard duration of study: 4 Semester
  • Start of studies: Summer and winter semester
  • Degree programme options: Single Honours MA in Digital Humanities (78 C); Joint Honours MA in Digital Humanities; Digital Humanities module package as MA minor subjects (36 C)
  • Admission requirements for Single and Joint Honours MA: Overview
  • Language requirements: Proof of sufficient English language skills at level B2
  • Entrance requirements for module packages: Overview (pdf)
  • Application: application procedure (application to the Faculty of Humanities)
  • Language of the programme: Englisch

Description of the Degree Programme

The aim of the programme is to provide students with an in-depth understanding of the research and working methods of Digital Humanities (German: "Digitale Geisteswissenschaften") after they have completed their B.A. studies in humanities or computer science, and to enable them to specialise in a particular area. Students will demonstrate their ability to work independently, scientifically and in a reflective manner in the context of existing research, specifically in the course of a Master's thesis. After successfully graduating, students are familiar with the most important Digital Humanities methods for collecting, analysing and presenting data in the humanities and can apply them in their final thesis as well as later in their careers. In addition, they will be able to evaluate and further develop various procedures and research on the basis of digital data processing in the corresponding areas of Digital Humanities. The course is thus aimed at all professions in the field of social and cultural-historical topics and digital technologies.

Occupational fields

The versatile knowledge in the digital modelling of general historical and social questions conveyed in the course of studies is in demand in almost all areas of professional life and is increasingly being used as a recruitment criterion for companies. Accordingly, career paths are less well defined than for other degrees.

Typical focal points of the subsequent career choice are in the following occupational fields, which are characterised by a wide range of different activities and are now preferably carried out using digital methods: Advertising, PR and market research, private industry, public services (social organisations, authorities, political parties, associations, churches, trade unions), the cultural sector in general (education, media, press, publishing, journalism, tourism) as well as science and research.