Digital Cultures

National University of Ireland, Galway

12 months
15550 EUR/year
6400 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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This Digital Cultures programme at National University of Ireland, Galway introduces students to concepts, debates, tools and practices related to the application of digital technologies to both the creative arts and humanities research. It therefore offers students scope for both reflective analysis and advanced digital skills acquisition.


The Digital Cultures programme at National University of Ireland, Galway is interdisciplinary and will allow students to follow ‘research-focused’ or ‘practice-focused’ streams, provided through a menu of core and optional modules. The programme offers a combination of themes and skills unique among Irish third-level institutions. For some graduates the programme will provide a stepping stone to a PhD project; for others it will provide a foundational skill-set for employment in the fields of ICT, cultural heritage, and the creative arts.

Career Opportunities

Graduates will be able to follow employment opportunities where a combination of high level of information technology skills may be required in conjunction with core humanities skills in communication, analysis, research and creativity. This includes areas such as information and communication technologies; creative arts; cultural heritage; media; teaching and further research.


Programme Structure

Courses include
  • Introduction to Digital Humanities
  • Digital Literature, Arts and Creative Practice
  • Digital Tools
  • Culture Society Technology
  • Digital Cultures Workshop & Final Project 
  • Digital Analytics and Visualisation for Arts & Humanities
  • Digital Editions and Digital Archives

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines






On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

Applicants will require a NQAI Level 8 degree, Second Class Honours, or equivalent, with a 2.1 in a related subject. Where applicants do not meet the formal academic requirements they can apply for entry through the university’s Recognition for Prior Learning Policy.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15550 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15550 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6400 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6400 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.


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