Official master's degree in Digital Humanities and Heritage

Theoretical and practical training on applying advanced information technologies to the documentation, analysis and dissemination of historical and cultural heritage, both textual and material

 

Official Master's Degree in Digital Humanities and Heritage

Access

Access to this master's degree is open to holders of an official bachelor's degree from a Spanish university or from another higher education institution within or outside the European Higher Education Area, provided this gives access to postgraduate studies in the country of issue.

Admission requirements

Work in the digital humanities and heritage today is characterised by its transdisciplinary nature. Professionals from all sorts of backgrounds (humanities, social sciences, engineering) work together on wide-ranging cultural projects. This Master’s degree has therefore been designed to offer solutions to the needs of a wide range of students with very different previous training. We believe that we need to open the doors to this course to students from different branches of knowledge and different specific training needs, but who coincide on a common theme: the use of technology for information contained in cultural data.

Within this broad access graduates or equivalent in the following fields are encouraged to apply:

1. Humanities, History, Archaeology, Philosophy, Arts, Philology. These students will be required to take bridging courses.
2. Social sciences or equivalent studies, or Experimental science, Engineering, Architecture, or equivalent. These students will be required to take bridging courses.

All students must be able to accredit office computer skills at user level.

Selection criteria

If the number of applicants is greater than the number of places, allocation of places will made according to preference. The selection committee will consider applications places according to the following three criteria:

1. Academic transcript (up to 70 %). In accordance with the specific admission requirements the weighting for the different subjects is as follows:
 
Group of subjects Academic transcript Wighting
1. Humanities, History, Archaecology, Arts, Philology or equivalent A - A with distinction 70%
B 65%
C 60%
2. Social sciences, Experimental science, Engineering, Architecture or equivalent A - A with distinctin 55%
B 50%
C 45%

2. Professional experience in cultural impact projects (20 %)
3. Participation in additional academic activities related to the area of humanities (seminars, conferences, research projects, publications and papers in academic forums) (up to 10 %). All participation or publications must be justified by a copy of the attendance or publication certificate. Each participation or publication will be awarded 2.5 % up to a maximum of 10 %.

Complementary training

The teaching committee will analyse the previous studies of selected students and decide whether they need to take bridging courses.

Bridging courses (12 ECTS credits) for students admitted from Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Humanities, History, Archaeology, Philosophy, Arts, Philology:
  • Quantitative Archaeology (100715, Degree in Archaeology, 6 ECTS credits)
  • Digital Instruments and Tools for the Study of Ancient History (104192, Degree in Ancient History, 6 ECTS credits)
Bridging courses (18 ECTS credits) students admitted from Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Social sciences, Experimental science, Engineering, Architecture:
  • Introduction to Archaeology (100720, Degree in Archaeology, 6 ECTS credits)
  • Management and Diffusion of Archaeology (100743, Degree in Archaeology, 6 ECTS credits)
  • History of Art: Object and Foundations (100540, Degree in History of Art, 6 ECTS credits)
  • Museum Studies (100055, Degree in History of Art, 6 ECTS credits)
  • Management of Artistic Heritage (100557, Degree in History of Art, 6 ECTS credits)
  • Cultural Management (100031, Degree in Humanities, 6 ECTS credits)
  • Documentation and Archiving (100071, Degree in Humanities, 6 ECTS credits)
  • Methodology of Spanish Language and Literature (100599, Degree in Spanish Language and Literature, 6 ECTS credits)
  • Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies (100255, Degree in Spanish Language and Literature, 6 ECTS credits)
The subjects indicated allow students to take maximum advantage of the other subjects they will study on the Master’s degree courses since given the required knowledge of the humanities and cultural studies.

The teaching committee will analyse the previous studies of those students admitted to the course to decide whether they require to take bridging courses.