Study DH at UCC

Digital Humanities at UCC provides opportunities for students to explore how computer and media technologies can be applied to research and practice in the arts and humanities. Students and scholars working in this domain typically have an interest in how digital technologies can be applied in the exploration and betterment of culture and society.

Our graduates, developed in a student-led learning environment, are developed to be researchers and critical thinkers with expertise in computing as well as the arts and humanities. They are coders and developers as well as excellent writers, communicators, and critical thinkers.

A qualification in digital humanities provides students with the following skills and attributes:
An ability to apply critical, theoretical, and technological approaches to cultural materials and societal challenges;
An understanding of how to use complex cultural data and materials in digital analysis;
Deep knowledge and appreciation of the role of digital technologies in culture and society;
Familiarity with a wide range of communicative modes across a range of media;
Extensive experience with computers and information technology.
The Department of Digital Humanities at UCC offers several programmes in digital humanities at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

BA in Digital Humanities & Information Technology (CK118)

NFQ Level 8

UCC's BA in Digital Humanities & Information Technology (CK188) is one of Ireland's most recognised undergraduate programmes in its discipline. Graduates of this innovative programme will be uniquely balanced across the arts and computing, having studied modules in computer science, digital humanities, and arts.

Subjects from Computer Science cover topics like programming, databases and data analytics, while Arts minors include Archaeology, BĂ©aloideas, Celtic Civilisation, Chinese Studies, English, Geography, German, Greek, Spanish, Italian, Latin, Philosophy, Politics, Religions and Global Diversity, and Sociology.

For more information on CK118 see:

For a sense of the content and structure of CK118, see:
Modules & Course Structure (CK118)

MA in Digital Arts & Humanities (CKE09)

NFQ Level 9

The MA in Digital Arts & Humanities encourages a multidisciplinary approach to the arts and humanities. The course gives students a grounding in how information and communications technologies can be used to explore and share cultural materials.

Applications are welcome through UCC's application system:

For more on CKE09, see:

MA in Digital Cultures (CKD12)

NFQ Level 9

The online MA in Digital Cultures at University College Cork is delivered entirely through distance learning. Participants develop the practical communication skills necessary to share knowledge and information in the digital age, while also examining the impact of digital tools and technologies on culture and society.

Applications are welcome through UCC's application system:

For more on CKD12, see:

PhD in Digital Arts & Humanities (CKH88)

NFQ Level 10

The PhD in Digital Arts & Humanities is an interdisciplinary PhD programme suited to candidates interested in working at the juncture between the arts and computing. This programme is available on both a full- and part-time basis.

Potential applicants must first identify and approach possible supervisors and are advised to contact relevant staff within the Department of Digital Humanities whose research might align with the project they are seeking to propose.

Digital Arts & Humanities

Ealaíona agus Daonnachtaí Digiteacha

Room 2.22, O'Rahilly Building, University College Cork, Ireland