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Digital Cultures

Your Course
This course introduces students to concepts, debates, tools and methods related to the application of digital technologies to humanities research and creative (especially literary) practice. The programme is co-taught by staff from English, Information Technology, Media Studies and other units, including the James Hardiman Library. It will focus on the use of digital tools for textmining and data visualisation, and on the creation and use of digital editions, digital archives and "born-digital" literature. It will also examine wider cultural questions about the impact of technologies on society. For some graduates the programme may provide a stepping stone to further research, such as a PhD; for others it may provide a skill-set for digital creative practice, or employment in areas of cultural heritage, IT, education, media and more.

3 Good Reasons To Study This Course

1. This course allows you to develop skills with digital technology and apply them to research and to creative arts.

2. Allows you to reflect on the role and impact of new technologies on culture and society.

3. Provides knowledge and skills that may be useful in a variety of employments, including education, cultural heritage, media, design and creative practice.

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements
Applicants will require a NQAI Level 8 degree, Second Class Honours, or equivalent, with a 2.1 in a related subject. Where applicants do not meet the formal academic requirements they can apply for entry through the university's Recognition for Prior Learning Policy.


1 year, full-time; 2 years, part-time.

Careers or further progression

Career Opportunities
Graduates will be able to follow employment opportunities where a combination of a high level of information technology skills may be required in conjunction with core humanities skills in communication, analysis, research and creativity. This includes areas such as information and communication technologies; creative arts; cultural heritage; media; teaching and further research.

Further enquiries

Professor Sean Ryder
T: +353 91 493 009

Application date

Applications are made online via the NUI Galway Postgraduate Applications System.

1MAD1, full-time; 1MAD2, part-time

When To Apply: NUI Galway does not set a deadline for receipt of applications (with some exceptions). Offers will be issued on a continuous basis. Candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

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