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The Digital Humanities MAMSc at UCL draws together teaching from a wide range of disciplines, to investigate the application of computational technologies to the arts, humanities and cultural heritage. The programme studies the impact of these techniques on cultural heritage, memory, institutions, libraries, archives and digital culture. What and how will I learn? Students develop an advanced understanding of digital resources and computational methods relevant to research and practice in the humanities and cultural heritage sectors, including XML, databases, internet technologies and image capture. They are equipped with technical and design skills, such as text markup, web page design and database construction. Degree Structure MAMSc Students undertake courses to the value of 180 credits. The programme consists of four core courses (60 credits), four optional courses (60 credits) and a research dissertation (60 credits). Core Modules Digital Resources in the Humanities XML Database Systems Internet Technologies Dissertationreport All MAMSc students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a dissertation of 12,000-15,000 words. Options OPTIONS MAY INCLUDE: Image Processing and Graphics Multimedia Computing Interaction Design Electronic Publishing Introduction to Programming and Scripting Legal and Social Aspects Fundamentals of Information Science Digital Anthropology Design Experience Design Practice Usability Evaluation Methods Computational Synthesis Digital Ecology Further details available on subject website: http:www.ucl.ac.ukdhcoursesmamsc The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, demonstrations, seminars and practical sessions, and will include a placement at UCL or a partner institution. Assessment is through the dissertation and a mixture of essays, practical projects, programming exercises, written technical examinations, group work and presentations, depending on the options chosen. Why should I study this degree at UCL? This MAMSc is a truly interdisciplinary programme, and students can capitalise on UCL's world-leading strengths in information studies, computer science, the arts and humanities and the built environment. Students benefit from research-led teaching delivered by leading scholars in these fields and the excellent range of facilities available, including the special collections of UCL Museums and Galleries. Located in Central London, surrounded by the greatest concentration of libraries, museums and archives in Europe, students have an ideal base to take advantage of UCL's collaboration with London's many internationally important cultural heritage institutions including the British Museum and the British Library. Your future career The cultural heritage sector is increasingly aware of the need to provide and manage digital content. The British Library, The National Archives, and most museums are investing heavily in web delivered content. Graduates of this new programme will be well placed for further research and a career in this fast growing field. Entry Requirements A minimum of a second-class Bachelor's degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Work experience in a relevant area is taken into account but is not compulsory. How to apply Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines. Who can apply? The programme is suitable for students with an undergraduate degree in a wide variety subjects. It allows students with a background in the humanities to acquire necessarily skills in digital technologies, and enables those with a technical background to become informed about scholarly methods in the humanities. Funding English, Welsh and Northern Irish applicants may be eligible for an award from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). Scottish applican
The Digital Humanities MAMSc at UCL draws together teaching from a wide range of disciplines, to investigate the application of computational technologies to the arts, humanities and cultural heritage. The programme studies the impact of these techniques on cultural heritage, memory, institutions, libraries, archives and digital culture. What and how will I learn? Students develop an advanced understanding of digital resources and computational methods relevant to research and practice in ...