Why study Digital Humanities?
Digital Humanities adds to the array of methods in the humanities and social sciences that is suited to the “Big Data” era. From the interplay of new, quantitative methods and classic, qualitative approaches emerge not only the most variegated scholarly works, but also consequences for the theory and understanding of humanistic knowledge. Students in the Digital Humanities Master’s program have the chance to take part in exploring new interdisciplinary interactions in this young field’s empirical and theoretical realms.
The Master’s in Digital Humanities study program inculcates technical knowledge that is becoming progressively a sine qua non for scholarly work. Programming skills, statistics, visualization methods – all add significant value in a progressively digitizing world replete with complex information. Master’s students can port these valuable skills and knowledge in the form of humanistic-analytical competences both to the academic world and business or culture sectors.
- Standard study period: 4 semesters
- Three areas: humanities, computer science, digital humanities
- Flexible topic focus
- Research oriented teaching, independent and team projects
- Close exchange with cooperation partners
- Career prospects also in non-traditional areas for humanities graduates
The Digital Humanities Master’s study program offers learning that can also be applied outside the digital humanities realm, such as programming, visualization, and quantitative analysis. Within the Master’s framework, students can specialize in either liberal arts, computer science, or digital humanities.
To offer students the maximum in practical experience, the University of Stuttgart’s Master’s in Digital Humanities program emphasizes project-centered work. Students experience the day-to-day research life in digital humanities through self-designed projects that, with optimal academic supervision, cover all the work flows inherent in interdisciplinary team work that lead from the idea stage to professional presentation.
A quantitatively excellent supervisory relationship for the MA in Digital Humanities ensures that potential questions can already be cleared up with the „Digital Humanities“study program manager even before the start of studies. Then, there is also every opportunity after commencing studies for approaching the study program managers in the participating disciplines. And, naturally, the instructors are always available to answer subject-related questions.