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Master of Digital Humanities

Approved Abbreviation: MDigHum


Western Sydney University Course Code: 1836.1

AQF Level: 9

CRICOS Code: 095716M


Course Status: CURRENT
This version of the course is available to new and continuing students.


Digital technology is influencing practically every aspect of today’s knowledge economy and is driving advances in all sectors of society. Many jobs require broad competencies and understandings of the powerful role of technology in society. There is also an increasing demand for practical computing and software skills including for research and analysis of data. The Master of Digital Humanities, in offering a unique combination of postgraduate units from the School of Humanities and Communication Arts and the School of Computer, Data and Mathematical Sciences, will allow students to develop practical as well as theoretical skills in this field.

  • Director of Academic Program - Dr Di Dickenson

Study Mode
One and a half years full-time or three years part-time.

Course Advice

NameEmail
Prof Hart Cohenh.cohen@westernsydney.edu.au
Prospective students should use the links at the top of the page for general enquiries about this course.

Location

CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Parramatta Campus - Victoria RoadFull TimeInternal See above
Parramatta Campus - Victoria RoadPart TimeInternal See above

Inherent requirements

There are inherent requirements for this course that you must meet in order to complete your course and graduate. Make sure you read and understand the requirements for this course online.

Inherent Requirements

Admission

Applicants must have successfully completed an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in communication, arts, information technology, society and culture, or the creative arts

Or

A Diploma in ICT/Computing/IS fields and five years full-time equivalent work experience in Information and Communications Technologies which includes experience in applying skills in: programming; networking; database design and development; systems analysis and design; and project management.

Additional Information

The course length and structure varies based on the student’s previous study background and level, and work experience. Students should refer to the relevant Pathway listed under Course Structure below.

Applicants seeking admission on the basis of work experience must support their application with a Statement of Service for all work experience listed on the application.

Statement of Service

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University.  Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and International applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

http://www.uac.edu.au/

https://westernsydney.uac.edu.au/ws/

International applicants must apply directly to the Western Sydney University via the International Office.

International students applying to the University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website.

International Office

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 120 credit points from the units listed below, which includes 20 credit points of electives.

Humanities and Communication Arts (SHCA) Pool units

Students must complete three compulsory units

101962Researching Convergent Media
102426Digital Humanities Research Methods (PG)
102412Global Digital Futures

Students complete at least 30 credit points selected from the School of Humanities and Communication Arts (HCA) unit pool:

101423Media Project Proposal
102521Media Research Project
102424Cyber Justice (PG)
101743Mobile Media
102292Strategic Communication

Computing, Engineering and Mathematics (SCEM) Pool units

Students complete at least 30 credit points selected from the School of Computer, Data and Mathematical Sciences (CDMS) unit pool:

301038Programming Proficiency
301045Advanced Topics in User System Interaction
300977Systems Analysis and Database Management Systems
300695Network Technologies
301114The Nature of Data
301037Scientific Informatics

Recommended Full-time Sequence - Autumn Commencement

Year 1

Autumn session

101962Researching Convergent Media

One unit from HCA pool units

One unit from CDMS pool units

One elective

Spring session

102412Global Digital Futures

One elective

One unit from either HCA or CDMS pool units

Summer session

102426Digital Humanities Research Methods (PG)

Year 2

Autumn session

Two units from HCA pool units

Two units from CDMS pool units

Recommended Full-time Sequence - Spring Commencement

Year 1

Spring session

102412Global Digital Futures

One elective

One unit from either HCA or CDMS pool units

Summer session

102426Digital Humanities Research Methods (PG)

Autumn session

101962Researching Convergent Media

One unit from HCA pool units

One unit from CDMS pool units

One elective

Year 2

Spring session

Two units from HCA pool units

Two units from CDMS pool units



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