12 months
45360 AUD/year
30680 AUD/year
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The Digital Humanities and Public Culture program at the Australian National University enables students to develop high level skills in digital literacy and applied humanities. A flexible structure allows students to learn emerging digital research methods, advanced critical thinking and data analysis.   


The Digital Humanities and Public Culture program at the Australian National University provides an understanding of how academic research is applied in broader society and are supported to develop communication skills across traditional and digital platforms aimed at both the academic and public spheres. 

Students will collaborate with researchers from across the ANU, and have the opportunity to engage with the national cultural institutions, the public and government sector, and international organisations in Canberra.

Learning Outcomes 

  • Apply theoretical and methodological frameworks and research techniques critically in order to understand the key issues raised by the digital humanities and public humanities, and by the use of information technologies in the arts and social sciences more generally.
  • Demonstrate effective communication and independent conceptual thinking and research skills relevant to the field.
  • Develop a strong and critical understanding of interdisciplinary methodologies and theoretical debates and an ability to apply these in professional contexts.
  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of, and engagement with, the historical, political, institutional and cultural frameworks for contemporary practices in digital and public humanities in Australia and internationally.
  • Develop practical skills in areas such as writing and digital communication for diverse contexts, humanities computing, and information literacy. 

Career Options 

ANU ranks among the world's very finest universities. Our nearly 100,000 alumni include political, business, government, and academic leaders around the world.

We have graduated remarkable people from every part of our continent, our region and all walks of life.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The History of Archaeology: Discovering the Past
  • Post-Colonial Literature
  • Making History
  • Approaches to History
  • Electric Citizens: The Rise of the Modern Media in the United States, 1865-2000
  • Language and Society 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


48 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS: 088508M 

  • At a minimum, all applicants must meet program-specific academic/non-academic requirements, and English language requirements. Admission to most ANU programs is on a competitive basis. Therefore, meeting all admission requirements does not automatically guarantee entry. 
  • Applicants must present a Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5.0/7.0

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    45360 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 45360 AUD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    30680 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30680 AUD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Canberra

1425 - 2504 AUD /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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