Digital Humanities Research PhD (with option of a joint PhD with National University of Singapore)

Course Introduction

Overview

The Department of Digital Humanities at King?s is a pioneer in its field, and we aim to provide outstanding supervision and training in a broad range of areas across digital humanities and digital culture, exploring the varied ways in which digital information, technologies and methods are transforming the humanities, arts, culture and society. We have numerous links with key institutions across the cultural and creative sectors, as well as SMEs in the digital and media industries, and we aim to prepare students for careers both in the academy and outside it.

There is also an option of undertaking a joint PhD with the National University of Singapore.

The most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF) confirmed the world-class standard of research undertaken in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, and its leading international reputation. The Department of Digital Humanities is ranked 1st in the UK against the framework's "power" metric; 80% of our research was deemed to be world leading (4*) and internationally excellent (3*) standard; we received an outstanding score for the impact of our research; and we were ranked third of the Russell Group universities.

Description:

The Department of Digital Humanities offers a PhD programme for suitably qualified candidates who wish to explore the transformative effects of digital information, technologies, and methods on the humanities, arts, culture and society. This is a pioneering doctoral programme, based in one of the world?s most prestigious centres for the study of Digital Humanities. Research in the Department reflects a ?big tent? view of the digital humanities, and there are no a priori restrictions on the area of research, assuming that appropriate supervisors can be found, and no fixed expectations of particular technical skills. We welcome applications from potential students with any disciplinary background in the humanities or social sciences.

Career prospects:

A research degree in the digital humanities will equip you to make substantial and original contributions to any field or activity in which digital technologies and methods are applied to the study, conservation or presentation of cultural artefacts, or in which there is a need to manage and analyse complex digital information. Because the degree privileges human knowledge and cultural production, rather than the tools that may be used to study these, it will also prepare you to offer powerfully creative resistance to digital technologies in their present form, and thus to help advance them in positive directions. The degree is thus highly relevant for subsequent work not only in higher education and cultural organisations and industries, but also in any organisation in the public or private sectors in which complex digital information plays a significant role.

Start Date

Course duration will be four to six years..

Tuition & Fees

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £5,550 Home Fees
3 years
Full Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £5,550 European Fees
3 years
Full Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £20,820 Overseas Fees
4 years
Part Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £2,780 Home Fees
4 years
Part Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £2,780 European Fees
4 years
Part Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £10,410 Overseas Fees

Qualifications Required

  • Domestic entry requirements: An MA degree in the humanities or social sciences, with a mark of Distinction or high Merit. In exceptional circumstances, applicants holding a first class honours degree may be admitted. Applicants must demonstrate mastery of the academic background deemed relevant to the research proposed.
  • International entry requirements: An MA degree in the humanities or social sciences, with a mark of Distinction or high Merit. In exceptional circumstances, applicants holding a first class honours degree may be admitted. Applicants must demonstrate mastery of the academic background deemed relevant to the research proposed. 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.
  • IELTS score: 7
  • TOEFL score: 100