Institution / Maynooth University

Spatial e-Humanities

The MSc in Spatial e-Humanities has been jointly designed by An Foras Feasa and the National Centre for Geocomputation to provide students with solid skills in contemporary digital methods and technologies, including Geographic Information Systems and 3D computer graphics modelling. It is also excellent preparation for those wishing to pursue a computationally-enabled PhD in the arts, humanities, social science, or digital cultural heritage.

Entry requirements

Candidates must have a 2.1 Honours Degree in Humanities, Social Sciences, Arts or in Computer Science. International students also require IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent).


MH56F: 1 year – Full-time
MH57F: 2 years – Part-time

Careers or further progression

This MSc would be attractive to students wishing to go into fields such as GIS and spatial consultancy, government departments that work with spatial data (e.g. Office of Public Works). It would also be attractive to computer scientists wishing to work with new datasets being created by the cultural heritage sector as well as organisations such as Google (e.g. Google Books, Google Cultural Institute, and Google Maps).

Further enquiries

Further information

Programme Director for 2016-17:
Dr Konstantinos Papadopoulos
Tel: +353 (0)1 474 7186
Fax: +353 (0)1 708 4797
Address: An Foras Feasa, Iontas Building,
Maynooth University, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland

Subjects taught

Course Structure
Modules include: introduction to Geographical Information Science, Digital Heritage: Theories, Methods and Challenges and a Digital Humanities Practicum. The Digital Humanities Practicum module guarantees students a work placement at a cultural heritage institution or on a Digital Humanities project.


An Foras Feasa (Research Institute for Irish Historical and Cultural Traditions)

An Foras Feasa is one of Maynooth’s flagship institutes in the Faculty of Arts, Celtic Studies and Philosophy, with particular expertise in digital humanities; hosting a wide variety of public events and lectures, a Visiting Fellowship programme, and supporting funded research. Specialisms include digital scholarly editing, metadata and modeling, digital curation, digital history, digital cultural heritage and the history and theory of digital humanities. Major research projects underway include the Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI), Letters of 1916, and Contested Memories: The Battle of Mount Street Bridge.

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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