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Digital Humanities, MA by Research

Swansea University

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Singleton Park Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    01-APR-22, 01-JUL-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

COURSE OVERVIEW

An MA by Research in Digital Humanities at Swansea enables you to undertake a substantial project led by your own passions and interests.

It represents a widely respected qualification which can present a pathway to a career in Academia or broaden your scope for employment in fields such as education, government or the private sector.

Your project will take one year full-time or two years part-time. It is suitable if you want to undertake a first research degree as an isolated culmination of taught studies, or if you are considering further research.

You will submit a thesis of up to 40,000 words, demonstrating original research. This is followed by an oral examination of the thesis (a viva voce examination, or viva).

Digital Humanities at Swansea has research strengths in innovative digital applications and critical studies of digital culture. This involves several fields where arts and humanities researchers are directly collaborating with computer scientists.

Such fields include:

• applications and devices for the UK and international heritage sector
• intellectual and literary history
• digital editing
• innovative mapping applications
• applied linguistics and translation
• digital mass media and experimental media
• digital security
• societal impacts of digital technologies in rich and poor worlds

We are home to the Centre of Digital Arts and Humanities (CODAH), which connects researchers in the arts, humanities and social sciences with computing researchers.

Programme Summary

This MA by Research in Digital Humanities at Swansea will enable you to undertake a research project led by your own interests. It is a highly respected qualification which can enable a future career in academia or a wider scope for employment in fields such as education, government or the private sector. A thesis of 40,000 words will be submitted for assessment demonstrating original research with a substantive contribution to the subject area. The Masters is examined following an oral examination of the thesis (a viva voce examination or viva). You will acquire research skills for high-level work and skills and training programmes are available on campus for further support.

Programme Aims

This Masters programme will provide students with:

  1. The opportunity to conduct high quality postgraduate research in a world leading research environment.
  2. Key skills needed to undertake advanced academic and non-academic research including qualitative and quantitative data analysis.
  3. Advanced critical thinking, intellectual curiosity and independent judgement.

Assessment

Students for the Masters by Research in Digital Humanities are examined in two parts.

The first part is a thesis which is an original body of work representing the methods and results of the research project. The word limit is 40,000 for the main text. The word limit does not include appendices (if any), essential footnotes, introductory parts and statements or the bibliography and index. The second part is an oral examination (viva voce).

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 15,400per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Swansea University

  • University League Table

    29th

  • Campus address

    Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea, Swansea, SA2 8PP, Wales

Swansea University, established in 1920 is renowned for its research reputation, teaching excellence and its unique seafront location.
Swansea is an international university with students from over 130 countries and a strong international academic community.
The university has a friendly campus community, offering specialist support for international students.

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