Institution / Maynooth University

Spatial e-Humanities

This nine month diploma is an interdisciplinary programme combining geocomputation, cultural heritage, design, and humanities/arts research. 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).


MH52F: 1 year – Full-time
MH53F: 2 years – Part-time

Careers or further progression

Graduates will be skilled in areas of content and data analysis in arts and heritage organisations and in recommender systems for digital organisations such as TripAdvisor and Amazon.

Further enquiries

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
Students will be introduced to the use of open source and proprietary geographical information systems (GIS) software such as QGIS and ArcGIS; become familiar with standards and methods common to digital humanities including XML, TEI, and Dublin Core; learn how to create virtual worlds and acquire an expertise in computer graphic design for cultural heritage; and learn how to encode literary and historical sources.


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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