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Digital Arts and Humanities MA

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Course Code: CKE09 Full-time

Course Title: Digital Arts and Humanities

College: Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences

Digital Arts and Humanities

Duration: 1 year Full-time

Teaching Mode: Full-time

Qualifications: MA

NFQ Level: Level 9

Costs: 2017/2018 Irish/EU Fee: €6,000 full-time; €3,000 per year part-time; 2017/2018 Non-EU fee Full-time: €13,000

Entry Requirements: The entry requirement is an honours primary degree with 2.1 (or equivalent) in any discipline. Candidates who hold a primary degree with 2.2 will also be considered subject to the approval of the programme selection committee. (see detailed entry requirements)

Closing Date: Applications now closed for 2017/18

Next Intake: September 2018

Overview

The MA encourages a multidisciplinary approach to digital arts and humanities in a creative and scholarly atmosphere. The course will give you an introduction into how digital tools and methods can be used in arts and humanities research, combining theory and practice.

Course Details

The course will give you a grounding in how information and communications technology (ICT) tools can be used to capture humanities data sources in digital form to frame research questions, collaborate on research using social networking tools, and present results, both in print and online. You will be encouraged to and facilitated in the creation of digital artefacts individually and in teams.

The MA Digital Arts and Humanities is a one-year full-time MA. Face-to-face teaching is delivered by discussion-based seminar. The course also features elements of blended learning using online forums and social networking tools. Some modules will be offered wholly or partly as workshops.

Further details of the programme content and modules are in the Postgraduate College Calendar

Detailed Entry Requirements

The entry requirement is an honours primary degree with 2.1 (or equivalent) in any discipline.

Candidates who hold a primary degree with 2.2 will also be considered subject to the approval of the programme selection committee.

English Language Requirements: IELTS 6.5 (with no individual section lower than 5.5) or TOEFL equivalent. Further information on English Language Requirements can be found at http://www.ucc.ie/en/study/postgrad/how/

Students intending to take this course will need to be proficient users of common wordprocessing software, and of basic internet tools, have a basic grasp of spreadsheet and database software, and be willing, and keen to develop advanced user skills in those areas, and explore new technologies. Where specific tools are used in the field, skills development is built into the relevant modules to raise students’ skills from those of the average MA entrant to best international norms in the Digital Arts & Humanities. The course team has significant experience in this area. 

Students must submit a supplementary statement (c 750 words)  indicating their potential research interests in the field, and how they envisage the use of digital tools might contribute to their research interests.

If you are applying with Qualifications obtained outside Ireland and you wish to verify if you meet the minimum academic and English language requirements for this programme please click here to view the grades comparison table by country and for details of recognised English language tests. 

Application Procedure

Application for this programme is on-line at www.pac.ie/ucc (Course Code CKE09). Places on this programme are offered in rounds. The closing dates for each round can be found here. For full details of the application procedure click How to Apply. 

All required documentation must be either uploaded to your online application, or sent in hard copy to The Postgraduate Applications Centre, 1, Courthouse Square, Galway, immediately after an application is made.

Please note you will be required to answer specific additional/supplementary questions as part of the online applications process for this programme. Applicants will be asked to to submit a supplementary statement (c 750 words) indicating their potential research interests in the field, and how they envisage the use of digital tools might contribute to their research interests

Course Practicalities

Students passing modules to the value of 60 credits in Part I may opt to exit the programme and be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Digital Arts and Humanities.

Assessment

Modules in the course require you take a ‘hands on’ approach, using the current generation of ICT tools. They also include assessments, testing your knowledge of both theory and practice of inquiry in the digital age. It is expected that you will create a digital research project in the course of your research. Assessment also includes individual and group work using a range of presentation styles including: oral, online, shared, text, video and audio.

Who Teaches This Course

Dr Mike Cosgrave

Dr Orla Murphy

Dr David Murphy

And a range of local, national and international invited specialist participants

Further Contact Information

Dr. Orla Murphy
School of English
Tel. +353 21 4902591
Email:  o.murphy@ucc.ie

Dr. Mike Cosgrave
School of History
Tel:  +353 21 4902359
Email: m.cosgrave@ucc.ie

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