The Digital Humanities and Digital Knowledge programme at University of Bologna is a multi-disciplinary programme designed with the intention to promote knowledge integration and valorise advanced transversal competencies.

      Overtime, the words Digital Humanities (DH) have come to refer to a polyhedral dimension that here indicates the study of computer thought in the management of heterogeneous resources (texts, documents, audio-visual material, multi-media data, etc.).
        The second cycle degree programme focuses on valorising information to achieve knowledge; to this end, during the two-year programme, students need not only to acquire the expertise required to manage and edit, old and modern books, archived documents and process cultural, artistic and museum resources, but also the competence necessary to manage the documentation using the information systems of organisations, institutes, bodies and companies, in order to oversee the data's entire life cycle (data curation), with the continued ability to reinterpret the role and purpose of the humanities.
          This also means acknowledging the role of the concept of information science in a wider context, which leads to consider the relation between humanities and computing methods. The social, cultural and philosophical aspects of information become part of the knowledge adding value to the programme.
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Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Digital Text in the Humanities: Theories, Methodologies and Applications
  • Information Technologies and Knowledge Management
  • Information Modelling and Web Technologies 
  • Knowledge Representation and Extraction
  • Intangible Artifacts, Cultural Heritage and Multimedia 
  • Library, Archive, Museum and Information Science
  • Knowledge Organization and Digital Methods in the Cultural Heritage Domain 
  • Museology, Museography and Virtual Environments 
  • Programming and Data Structures
  • Computational Thinking and Programming

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

Admission to the 2nd cycle degree programme in Digital Humanities and Digital Knowledge is subject to the possession of a three-year university degree or other suitable qualification obtained abroad. Moreover, candidates must meet the curricular requirements and pass a test to assess their personal competences and skills.

Living costs for Bologna

  • 750 - 1100 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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