12 months
26600 GBP/year
12900 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The MSc in Digital Humanities at University College London (UCL) draws together teaching and expertise from a wide range of disciplines to investigate the application of computational technologies to the arts, humanities and cultural heritage.


The MSc in Digital Humanities at University College London (UCL) focuses on the impact of the computational techniques on cultural heritage, museums, libraries, archives, digital culture and the information sector while developing skills that employers and students tell us are needed.

Digital Humanities is an important, multidisciplinary field that is growing internationally. It undertakes research at the intersection of computing, digital technologies and the humanities. It aims to produce applications, models and theories that make possible new kinds of research, in the humanities disciplines, in the cultural heritage and information sectors, as well as in computer science and cognate fields. It also studies the impact of digital technologies and techniques on the cultural heritage sector, digital culture and society and on memory institutions like libraries and archives.

Through our programme, you will develop an advanced understanding of the digital resources, computational methods and interpretative frameworks that are relevant to digital research and practice in the humanities, information and cultural heritage sectors. You will be equipped with critical and analytical skills, gain experience in document analysis and close reading, and understand how building and coding embody ways of knowing and questioning in the digital humanities.

You will gain technical experience and skills in XML, internet technologies, and programming. You will also learn how to produce a variety of types of data visualization, and how to critique and challenge embedded assumptions in data visualizations. Through our programme you will learn crucial digital humanities skills, techniques and modes of analysis and discover the frameworks and knowledge you need to remain up-to-date with this fast-paced field, now and in the future.


Our alumni have found employment in roles as diverse as web editor, chief operating officer, and senior digital marketing executive. Several have also progressed to fully-funded research degrees; others have further developed their technical skills and have been recruited as programmers and developers both within and outside the academy.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Digital Resources in the Humanities
  • Internet Technologies
  • Programming and Scripting
  • XML
  • Data Visualization and GIS
  • Global Digital Humanities
  • Informatic Cultures: The Anthropology of Data, Algorithms and Computation
  • Unstitching the Early Modern: Archival and Book Skills
  • Early Modern Information Culture, c.1450-1750
  • Historical Bibliography
  • Manuscript Studies
  • Digitisation
  • Machine Learning
  • Developing Dynamic Web Applications

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines

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    • We recommend you apply as soon as possible. The programme may remain open if places are still available and will be closed as soon as it is full or by 30 June.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree in a relevant humanities or computing discipline from a UK university, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26600 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    12900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12900 GBP per year during 12 months.


  • UK: £6,450
  • Overseas: £13,300

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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