PG6011/DH6014 Digital Skills for Research Postgraduates in the Humanities and Social Sciences

(5 credits)

Credit Weighting: 5 Credits

Dates: 1, 8, 15, 22 February and 1, 8 March 2021.

Time:  2.00 - 4.00pm


Applicability: MRes, MPhil and PhD Students

How to register: If you wish to take this module for credit please self register at 

This module will provide professional training for postgraduate students in the humanities and social sciences. It will introduce students to a range of digital skills and key concepts for online publication of a range of texts / contexts / materials within the humanities. Skills include: 

a) Defining content
b) Managing content
c) HTML - Hyper Text Markup Language
d) XML - Extensible
e) Markup Language
f) TEI - Text Encoding Initiative - the international standard for markup in the humanities
g) Open source softwares for graphic / image
manipulation and design Understanding IP and copyright issues
i) FTP - File transfer protocol for transfer of files

On successful completion of this module the student will be expected to:
a) Create a hypertext of material from their research focus
b) Mark up an essay relevant to their course for online publication according to best international standards
c) Generate a website for their research portfolio

The kickstarter workshop will be amplified and extended by online course materials, online course work and online participation.

College of Arts, Celtic Studies & Social Sciences

Graduate School, Room G26A, Ground Floor, Block B, O'Rahilly Building, UCC