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Digital Humanities is an emerging field of inter-disciplinary study. It involves the application of digital techniques and computational analysis to the sorts of research questions traditionally asked by scholars in the humanities disciplines.
Many jobs require broad competencies and understandings of the powerful role of technology in society. There is also an increasing demand for practical computing and software skills including for research and analysis of data.
This program is not available in 2021. However, if you would like to pursue postgraduate study, explore our other postgraduate program options.
Digital Humanities at Western
In offering a unique combination of postgraduate subjects from the School of Humanities and Communication Arts and the School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics. The Master of Digital Humanities allows students to develop practical as well as theoretical skills in this field.
You will develop advanced strategic thinking capacity, build skills and resources, and explore the future of a digital world. You will also learn how to leverage these skills and capacities in a range of environments.
You will extend your experience portfolio, building advanced capacities in strategic communication, new research methodologies in digital humanities and undertake a media research project.
From mobile media to network technologies, from cyber justice to strategic communication, you will acquire a thorough knowledge of the digital humanities landscape.
Our program structure is outlined in our handbook. Here you can view all of the subjects you will be studying.
Fees and delivery
Delivery: On campus
Fees: AUD $34,280*
Delivery: On campus
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As a digital humanities graduate, you can look forward to career opportunities in:
- GLAM sector (galleries, libraries, archives or museums)
- Cultural heritage
- The technology sector (e.g. social media and web design)
- New media
Digital Humanities Professional
As a digital humanities professional, your technological fluency combined with traditional humanities skills will also give you an edge in more traditional humanities careers such as the media, the public service or education.
Software and Applications Programmer
Software and Applications Programmers design, develop, test, maintain and document program code in accordance with user requirements, and system and technical specifications.
Archivist and Curator
Archivists and Curators develop, maintain, implement and deliver systems for keeping, updating, accessing and preserving records, files, information, historical documents and artefacts.
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*The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the program (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their program based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their program past the normal finish date of the program will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its programs between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of programs for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.