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Digital Humanities (Data Science) (MSc)

Award
Master of Science
Course Type
Full-time
Academic year
2025 / 2026 Course subject to approval

About this course

Future course preview

This is an exciting new course that we aim to offer soon. Check the academic year for the planned start date. You can register your interest, and we'll let you know when there are more details and when you can apply.

On this master's programme, you will combine core skills in data science with critical humanities thinking. You'll also develop core skills in data analysis, management, harmonisation and visualisation.

Use your existing subject expertise to explore evolving relationships between humans, data and technology. Experiment and engage with new ideas about data science, justice and society. Combine data science and humanities to become a changemaker in a range of industries which are using digital methods for data-driven work.

As a master's student on this humanities data science course, you will benefit from:

  • dedicated learning spaces and a collaborative culture with academics and fellow students
  • opportunities to take part in knowledge exchange and enterprise activities
  • engagement with a wide range of academic, technical, and professional expertise in digital humanities
  • access to audio-visual recording and production, motion capture, 3D imaging and printing, and virtual reality equipment and technologies
  • the option to complete additional modules from other humanities postgraduate programmes

Start your career in data science and digital humanities

This innovative master's degree is suitable for humanities and social science graduates who are looking to combine critical humanities thinking with data science skills and methods.

Applicants will likely have a degree in arts, criminology, English, film, history, languages, linguistics, media, music, philosophy, politics, sociology or a related subject area.

We will focus on your employability throughout the course and help you develop problem-solving and human-centred skills to stand out in the growing data science job market.

After completing this course, you'll gain a data science and digital humanities skillset which is in demand from businesses such as:

  • non-governmental organisations (NGOs)
  • galleries
  • libraries
  • museums
  • charities
  • social enterprises
  • voluntary organisations