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Digital Humanities (B.A.) (two subjects)


Digital Humanities
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) (2 subjects)
Standard period of study:
6 semesters
Only the winter semester
Language requirements:
German and Englisch
Language of the programme:
(enrolment without previous application)
Orientation events:
Orientation events are offered

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 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.

Consecutive/Graduate programmes

Consecutive/graduate programmes


In the two-subject Bachelor's programme, two subjects are studied on equal terms.

A total of 180 credits are earned for the Bachelor's degree Bachelor of Arts (B.A.).

The two subjects each account for 66 credits. The area of professionalisation accounts for 36 credits.

The following credits must be earned for the subject Digital Humanities:

  1. Compulsory modules

    Five compulsory modules "Introduction to Digital Text and Language Analysis", "Introduction to Digital Image and Object Science", "Fundamentals of Programming", "Fundamentals of Computer Science and Statistics" and "Tools of Digital Humanities", totalling 30 credits, must be successfully completed.

  2. Compulsory elective modules

    Compulsory elective modules totalling at least 36 credits must be successfully completed including at least "Practice Module Text and Language" or "Practice Module Image and Object" in the amount of 9 credits.

Regulations and module directory

Language requirements

Applicants whose mother tongue is not English must prove proficiency at level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) in the English language. Applicants prove proficiency in the English language by earning the minimum required grades on an internationally recognized test.


Winter semester only
1st subject semester:
open admission (enrolment without previous application)
2nd to 6th subject semester:
open admission (enrolment without previous application)

Non-German citizens without a German educational qualification

Citizen from a non-EU country (or stateless person)

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Study and examination advice Faculty of Humanities

Lisa Katharina Müller and Eva Wolff

Humboldtallee 17
DE-37073 Göttingen

Phone: +49 (0)551 39 21888 (Müller)
Phone: +49 (0)551 39 26713 (Wolff)



Questions on the programme

Johanna Störiko

Institut für Digital Humanities

Nikolausberger Weg 23
Room: 0.105
37073 Göttingen

Phone: +49 (0)551 39 26796