Syllabus for Master's Programme in Digital Humanities

Masterprogram i digital humaniora

  • 120 credits
  • Programme code: HDH2M
  • Established: 2018-09-25
  • Established by: The Faculty Board of Arts
  • Revised: 2019-08-27
  • Revised by: The Faculty Board of Arts
  • Reg. no: HISTFILFAK 2019/41
  • Syllabus applies from: Autumn 2020
  • Responsible faculty: Faculty of Arts
  • Responsible department: Department of ALM

Entry Requirements


Academic requirements
A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university. The main field of study must be within the humanities or the social sciences.


Language requirements
All applicants need to verify English language proficiency that corresponds to English studies at upper secondary (high school) level in Sweden ("English 6"). This can be done in a number of ways, including through an internationally recognised test such as TOEFL or IELTS, or through previous upper secondary (high school) or university studies.
The minimum test scores are:

  • IELTS: an overall mark of 6.5 and no section below 5.5
  • TOEFL: Paper-based: Score of 4.5 (scale 1–6) in written test and a total score of 575. Internet-based: Score of 20 (scale 0–30) in written test and a total score of 90
  • Cambridge: CAE, CPE
More information about English language requirements

Aim

The students of the programme will acquire a systematic understanding of digital humanities and the knowledge and skills to independently formulate and solve problems in the area of digital humanities. After completion of the programme, the students will have acquired knowledge that is required for advanced work in jobs and organisations invested in digitisation and the communication of information, documents, and culture occurs

 

Learning Outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
Upon completing the programme students will be able to:

  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the main field of study and significant in-depth knowledge in some subcategories of the digital humanities,
  • with a scholarly and critical approach as a starting point, independently summarise and describe current research and development work in the main field,
  • show a very good knowledge and understanding of the scholarly methods used in digital humanities. 
Competence and skills
Upon completing the programme students will be able to:
  • critically and systematically search for and process information and thereby expand their knowledge,
  • analyse, assess, and manage complex phenomena, questions, and situations related to the digital humanities as a field of study and work,
  • independently, critically, and creatively identify and formulate questions relevant to the field,
  • plan, implement, and evaluate advanced tasks in a way that contributes to the development of knowledge in the field,
  • communicate orally and in writing in contexts relevant to the field, including international contexts, and both draw clear conclusions and account for the knowledge and reasoning on which these conclusions are based,
  • participate in research and development in the field of digital humanities or in other advanced areas in the field. 
Judgement and approach
Upon completing the programme students will be able to:
  • make judgements in the individual context that consider relevant scholarly, societal, and ethical aspects in various activities related to digital humanities,
  • make judgements that consider ethical aspects of research and development,
  • describe the possibilities and limitations of science, its role in society, and the individual’s responsibility for how it is used,
  • identify the student’s own need for additional knowledge and assume responsibility for the student’s knowledge development.

Layout of the Programme

The Master Programme in Digital Humanities is a two-year programme, with a possibility of graduating with Degree of Master of Arts (60 credits) after one year. The courses in the programme are offered on a half-time or full-time basis.
Eight compulsory courses are offered during the programme’s first year. The compulsory courses have digital humanities as the main field of study and encompass a total of 60 credits. The programme’s second year have of both compulsory and electable elements. The compulsory element consists of a project course with the possibility of practicum placement (7.5 credits) and a compulsory Master’s thesis course (30 credits), both with Digital Humanities as the main field of study. The electable element comprises 22.5 credits of elective courses chosen within Uppsala University’s open range of courses, to which the student applies and is accepted subject to entry requirements and availability.
 
The second year of studies constitutes a clear progression of the first-year studies. The progression consists of a broadening and considerable deepening of knowledge through the completion of a degree project in digital humanities. Students who want to complete the programme with a Degree of Master of Arts (60 credits) after two semesters devote the second half of the second semester to the degree project (15 credits).
 

Instruction

The Master Programme in Digital Humanities is taught in English. The modes of instruction and examination, which are stated in each course syllabus, vary and are adapted to each course. The instruction is in the form of lectures, seminars, exercises, and supervision. Exercises, seminars, and supervision are compulsory unless otherwise stated in the course syllabus.
 

Degree

The programme leads to a Degree of Master of Arts (120 credits) with a main field of study in Digital Humanities. The programme can be completed with a Degree of Master of Arts (60 credits) after one year.
 
To receive the 120-credit Degree of Master of Arts, you are required to complete 120 credits with at least 60 credits in Digital Humanities as the main field, including an independent degree project comprising 30 credits.
 
To receive the 60-credit Degree of Master of Arts, you are required to complete 60 credits with at least 30 credits in digital humanities as the main field, including an independent degree project of 15 credits.
 

Other Directives

The Degree of Master of Arts (120 credits) in Digital Humanities qualifies the student to apply for graduate-level (third-cycle) courses and programmes in Library and Information Science at the Department of ALM, provided that available elective courses in Library and Information Science (totalling 22.5 credits) are studied and a Master’s thesis is written on a research subject relevant to Library and Information Science with direction from a supervisor with sufficient subject knowledge.

The Degree of Master of Arts (120 credits) in Digital Humanities along with a Bachelor’s degree in the main field of archaeology qualifies the student to apply for graduate level (third-cycle) courses in archaeology at the Department of Archaeology and Ancient History, provided that available electable programme courses in Archaeology (totalling 22.5 credits) are studied and a Master’s thesis is written on a research subject relevant to Archaeology with direction from a supervisor with sufficient subject knowledge.

The Degree of Master of Arts (120 credits) in Digital Humanities along with a Bachelor’s degree in the main field of Classical Archaeology and Ancient History qualifies the student to apply for graduate-level (third-cycle) courses in Classical Archaeology and Ancient History at the Department of Archaeology and Ancient History, provided that available elective programme courses in Classical Archaeology and Ancient History (totalling 22.5 credits) are studied and a Master’s thesis is written on a research subject relevant to Classical Archaeology and Ancient History with direction from a supervisor with sufficient subject knowledge.

The Degree of Master of Arts (120 credits) in Digital Humanities along with a Bachelor’s degree in the main field of Art History qualifies the student to apply for graduate-level (third-cycle) courses in Art History at the Department of Art History, provided that available elective programme courses in Art History (totalling 22.5 credits) are studied and a Master’s thesis is written on a research subject relevant to Art History with direction from a supervisor with sufficient subject knowledge. However, currently there is no guarantee that these courses will be taught in English, and consequently this option is limited to students who can speak and write in Swedish.

The Degree of Master of Arts (120 credits) in Digital Humanities along with a Bachelor’s degree in the main field of Textile Studies qualifies the student to apply for graduate-level (third-cycle) courses in Textile Science at the Department of Art History, provided that available elective programme courses in Textile Science (totalling 22.5 credits) are studied and a Master’s thesis is written on a research subject relevant to Textile Science with direction from a supervisor with sufficient subject knowledge. However, currently there is no guarantee that these courses will be taught in English, and consequently this option is limited to students who can speak and write in Swedish.
 

Syllabus(es)