Institution / Maynooth University

Digital Humanities

The postgraduate diploma prepares graduates from Arts and Humanities, Social Science and Computer Science backgrounds to complement their existing research skills with modern digital methods vital for the cultural heritage and information sectors. It is excellent preparation for those wishing to pursue a career in digital arts and humanities, digital preservation, 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).


MH54F: 1 year – Full-time
MH55F: 2 years – Part-time

Careers or further progression

Graduates are ideally placed to use computational methods in arts and humanities research and projects and to develop their career in museum curation, archiving and public history and heritage projects.

Further enquiries

Programme Director Prof Susan Schreibman
Tel +353 (0)1 708 3451
Fax +353 (0)1 708 4797
Address: An Foras Feasa, Iontas,
Maynooth University, North Campus,
Maynooth, Co. Kildare

Subjects taught

Students may choose to either specialise in a specific area, delving deeply into a specific set of methods, or to take a wider variety of modules. The mandatory 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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