Digital Arts & Humanities - Research

The Digital Arts and Humanities (DAH) PhD at An Foras Feasa, NUI Maynooth is part of the structured PhD programme funded by PRTLI 5 in a consortium comprising National University of Ireland Maynooth, National University of Ireland Galway, Trinity College Dublin and University College Cork. DAH students at NUI Maynooth are part of An Foras Feasa's research institute which has state-of-the-art research and teaching facilities and a dynamic postgraduate community. Students participate in a collaborative Structured PhD Programme with co-registration in An Foras Feasa and a participating academic department (e.g. English, Music, Media Studies, History, Celtic Studies, Modern Languages).

Entry requirements

Normally a BA Honours degree with a minimum 2.1 result is required. Applicants are advised to contact the Department to discuss their research topic before submitting an application. For international students for whom English is not their first language, an English language exam certificate showing IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) is required.


MH02F: 4 year full-time
MH03F: 6 years part-time

Careers or further progression

Students acquire first-class professional skills and expertise in digital arts and humanities, moving on to careers in Digital Humanities research and the arts and heritage sector.

Further enquiries

An Foras Feasa
Tel +353 (0)1 708 6173
Fax +353 (0)1 708 4797
Website /
Address An Foras Feasa, Iontas Building, Maynooth University, Maynooth, Co. Kildare

Subjects taught

Course Structure
Year 1 and 2 includes core and optional modules delivered in
Dublin, Cork, Galway and Maynooth. Year 3 features practical
placements in industry, academic research or cultural institutions.


'The Woodman Diary' Postgraduate Project The Woodman Diary is a digital edition of the World War I diary of Albert 'Bert' Woodman, an Irishman of Anglo-Protestant descent who served as a telegrapher and signaler in the 'L' Signal Company of the Royal Engineers. From January to November of 1918, Bert faithfully and carefully recounted his experiences as a soldier stationed in Dunkirk, France. Supplemented with historical background and context, this digital edition of The Woodman Diary offers a fascinating first-person account of life on the Western Front in the last months of the First World War. The Woodman Diary digital edition was created by postgraduate students enrolled in the Digital Scholarly Editing module at Maynooth University.

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Application date

All applications should be made through the PAC system.

Closing Date - Rolling closing date.

Research areas

Research Interests
Digital literary studies, data mining historical social networks, language and computation, understanding and modelling online identity, phenomenology and music creation, cultural heritage, archaeology, computational imaging, virtual worlds, digital interaction and museum technologies.

Course fee

In general, there are two levels of fees payable. EU students from EU countries including Ireland pay a subsidised level of fees for both taught courses and research programmes. Tuition fees for students from outside the EU are not subsidised and are thus somewhat higher than for EU students.

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