University 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


Content Official Master's Degree in Digital Humanities and Heritage

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Ideal student profile

The Master’s degree in Digital Humanities and Heritage is aimed at graduates in any discipline, be it art and humanities, social sciences, experimental science and engineering, with an interest in humanistic and cultural topics.

Basic skills

  • Knowledge and understanding that provide a basis or opportunity for originality in developing and / or applying ideas, often in a research context.
  • That the students can apply their knowledge and their ability to solve problems in new or unfamiliar environments within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to their field of study.
  • That students are able to integrate knowledge and handle complexity and formulate judgments based on information that was incomplete or limited, include reflecting on social and ethical responsibilities linked to the application of their knowledge and judgments.
  • Students can communicate their conclusions and the knowledge and rationale underpinning these to specialist and non-specialist audiences clearly and unambiguously.
  • That students have the learning skills that enable them to continue studying in a way that will be largely self-directed or autonomous.

Specific skills

  • Recognise the main challenges in the area of study of digital humanities and heritage. Design and plan impact and cultural innovation projects which use the possibilities offered by information and computer technologies.
  • Manage cultural projects that use information and computer technologies in any area.
  • Recognise and use the appropriate computer tools for the acquisition, digitization, indexing and processing of documents and historical, artistic and literary materials.
  • Analyse and extract relevant scientific information from documents and historical, artistic and literary digitized materials.
  • Design extended reality systems for use in social and humanistic studies and cultural projects.
  • Incorporate the use of computer technology in the communication and transmission of culture to specialist and non-specialist audiences and evaluate the results.
  • Evaluate the possibilities offered by technology in the production of new forms of cultural, social and humanistic creation and co-creation.
  • Incorporate educational methodologies for communication and learning of the content of the projects related to digital humanities and heritage.

Cross-curricular skills

For Master’s degrees the UAB considers general and transferable competences as equivalent. Transferable competences are therefore included in the Register of Universities, Centres and Qualifications (RUCT) in the section on general competences.
  • Critically analyse a particular scientific problem based on specific documentation.
  • Act in a creative and original manner with solidarity and a spirit of scientific collaboration.
  • Ensure value and quality, self-discipline, rigour and responsibility in scientific work and dissemination.
  • Recognise and value the social consequences of the work carried out, taking into account the diversity of human communities in questions of gender, identity and multiculturality.
  • Work in interdisciplinary teams.