King's College London

Course Introduction

This course brings digital theory and practice to the study of human culture: from history, English and music to museums, digital publishing and more.

Digital technology provides many new opportunities and challenges to those working with textual, visual or multimedia content. Our course studies the history and current state of the digital humanities, exploring their role in modelling, curating, analysing and interpreting digital representations of human culture in all its forms.

On this course, we will develop and enhance your awareness and understanding of a range of subjects that are relevant to the digitally mediated study of human culture, including: how we model human culture using computers and how we can create memory and knowledge environments which facilitate new insights or new ways of working with the human record; how the ethos of openness that the internet encourages ? open access, open data ? influences the knowledge economy; the role of digital culture in changing concepts of authorship, editing and publication; the potential application and limitations of big data techniques to further the study of human culture in an era of information overload and the place of coding in our digital interactions with culture and cultural heritage.

Career prospects - Employers are looking for skilled professionals with knowledge and expertise in applying digital methodologies to the study of human culture. Research managers and other professionals in cultural industries work with a wide variety of data, technologies and methodological approaches. A critical perspective, adaptability to change and the ability to get familiar with new technologies quickly are greatly valued skills.

Graduates of Digital Humanities have followed a number of different routes. Some have pursued careers in the academic and research sector, some have undertaken PhD studies, and some have found work in the cultural heritage industries, in publishing houses, and in web-based businesses in London and overseas.

Start Date:

EXPECTED SEP-2019. EXPECTED SEP-2019.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £9,990 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £9,990 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £23,940 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts £4,995 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts £4,995 European Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts £11,970 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Bachelor?s degree with 2:1 honours in any Arts or Humanities subject. No prior computing experience is required beside basic digital literacy: email, web browsing and word processing. In order to meet the academic entry requirements for this programme you should have a minimum 2:1 undergraduate degree with a final mark of at least 60% or above in the UK marking scheme. If you are still studying you should be achieving an average of at least 60% or above in the UK marking scheme.
  • International entry requirements: Students can demonstrate their English Language Proficiency with the following tests and grades: IELTS (Academic): 7.0 overall with a minimum of 6.5 in reading & writing and 6.0 in listening & speaking; TOEFL iBT: 100 overall with a minimum of 25 in writing, 23 in reading and 20 in each of the other skills; Cambridge Advanced Certificate (CAE): 185 overall; minimum 176 in reading & writing and 169 in listening & speaking; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): 185 overall; minimum 176 in reading & writing and 169 in listening & speaking; Pearson Test of English (Academic): 69 overall, with a minimum of 62 in reading & writing and 59 in listening & speaking. The tests listed above are valid if they have been taken within the past two years.
  • IELTS score: 7
  • TOEFL score: 100