||The Master's Programme in Digital Humanities at Uppsala University is multidisciplinary and driven by humanistic inquiry and curiosity. Key themes are the critical evaluation of digital technologies and their use in a number of areas, including knowledge production and cultural heritage.
As a student at the Master's Programme in Digital Humanities you will acquire useful skills in and knowledge of the following areas:
how digital media and digital tools and methods can be used to support humanities and social-science work and competencies and broaden their applicability in professional and scholarly settings,
how computer-driven methods can be used to analyse, visualise and enact humanities and social-science inquiries into digital source materials,
key areas of research in the field of digital humanities and the history of the digital humanities, and
the state of affairs of important cultural-heritage challenges including matters of accessibility and the infrastructural, organisational, economic, political, and ethical complexities of the present-day cultural-heritage field.
The programme is made up of courses, usually 7.5 credits each, and a Master's thesis. The compulsory part of the programme consists of ten courses comprising a total of 97.5 credits, including a project course with the possibility of a work placement (7.5 credits) and a Master's thesis (30 credits).
The first year's compulsory courses provide a broad range of knowledge in the theoretical, practical and technical aspects of digital humanities. Digitisation, visualisation of different types of data, such as images and artefacts, and methods for how digitised material can be analysed and conveyed are central focuses of the first year.
In the second year, you can choose 22.5 credits of elective courses from Uppsala University's course catalogue, which allows you the freedom to personalise and specialise in your Master's degree. Depending on when the elective courses you choose are offered, you can decide when to begin your Master's thesis and the compulsory project course with the possibility of a work placement. The programme's teachers offer support in planning your personal study plan for year two.