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The award
MA

How long you will study
12 months

Domestic course fees
EUR 2060

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
EUR 11500

All study options

About Digital Humanities at University of Groningen

Do you want to be at the forefront of the digital turn in the humanities? The current information revolution opens up exciting perspectives for research and its applications in society.

This track equips you to look at culture, language and historythrough the lens of digital methods.

We are witnessing many exciting new trends in informationtechnology. The vast amount of digital data that is availablenowadays opens up new research questions and opportunities for reallife applications. This Digital Humanities Master's track offers asystematic way to incorporate information technology in humanitiesresearch.
It trains students with a humanities background for the growingnumber of research and job opportunities that require processing ofdigital information. It reflects on the underlying theory and theimpacts on our culture and society. It offers courses for creating,analyzing and visualizing humanities data. Finally, you will beskilled to work with professional databases, programming scripts,and statistical tools. In addition to the 60 ects programme, anoptional internship for 30 ects that will be noted on your diplomais highly recommended.

Do you want to be at the forefront of the digital turn in the humanities? The current information revolution opens up exciting perspectives for research and its applications in society.

This Master's track equips you to look at culture, language andhistory through the lens of digital methods.

We are witnessing many exciting new trends in informationtechnology. The vast amount of digital data that is availablenowadays opens up new research questions and opportunities for reallife applications. This Digital Humanities track offers asystematic way to incorporate information technology in humanitiesresearch.
It trains students with a humanities background for the growingnumber of research and job opportunities that require processing ofdigital information. It reflects on the underlying theory and theimpacts on our culture and society. It offers courses for creating,analyzing and visualizing humanities data. Finally, you will beskilled to work with professional databases, programming scripts,and statistical tools. In addition to the 60 ects programme, anoptional internship for 30 ects that will be noted on your diplomais highly recommended.

After your studies

Job prospects

Career prospects

  • Digital curator
  • Cultural designer
  • Information architect
  • Data scientist
  • Metadata analyst

Career prospects

  • Digital curator
  • Cultural designer
  • Information architect
  • Data scientist
  • Metadata analyst
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Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMAHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study12 months
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesEUR 2060International course feesEUR 11500

Notes about fees for this course

EU/EEA

€ 2060 per year

non-EU/EEA

€ 11500 per year

Entry requirements

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Theatre StudiesAll Research universitiesNo additional requirements
TheologieAll Research universitiesNo additional requirements
PhilosophyAll Research universitiesNo additional requirements

Admission requirements

Specific requirementsMore information
language test

Minimum language requirements of TOEFL iBT 90 (with a minimum of21 on all items), or IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6 on all items).ERK level B2 (preferably C1).

previous education

Bachelor degree in the humanities

Admission requirements

Specific requirementsMore information
language test

Minimum language requirements of TOEFL iBT 90 (with a minimum of21 on all items), or IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6 on all items).ERK level B2 (preferably C1). Students who gained a bachelor's degree certificate from an English-taught degree programme, will automatically meet the language requirements.

What students think about University of Groningen

    If I had to choose a Master's programme again, I would be on a flight to Groningen.

    Ana Quintana, Mexico, Strategic Innovation Management

    I gained a Bachelor's degree in Management & Marketing in Mexico City before I came to the Netherlands to undertake my Master's programme. During my Bachelor's studies, I spent a semester in Canada and I wanted to expand my international (study) experiences before starting work. I was keen to focus on innovation which is not usually offered in Mexico hence the combination of Innovation and Strategy in one programme directed me to Groningen.

    My Master's thesis dealt with Innovation in family businesses and I now benefit from the intense research modules offered during the programme. Now I am working as a Promotion Manager in charge of the several customer loyalty programs offered by one of Mexico's biggest hotel chains. Although the Master's program was rather theoretical, I feel that it prepared me very well for my current job. 

    There was nothing about Groningen that I did not like: the city is just beautiful. I especially enjoyed going everywhere by bike, the variety of offers for students and, of course, the Queensday (now Kings Day) celebrations. Groningen has everything to make (foreign) students feel at home.

    Looking back a year after my return to Mexico, I feel that I especially enjoyed getting to know Dutch culture. In addition, the courses offered and the beauty of the city made my stay in Groningen an unforgettable experience. If I had to choose a Master's programme again, I would be on a flight to Groningen.

    I had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to expand my knowledge in the field of law

    Lejla Terzimehic, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Global Criminal Law

    Thanks to the European Commission Scholarship and the Talent Grant from the University of Groningen, I had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to expand my knowledge in the field of law that I am most passionate about, at one of the oldest and most prestigious European universities.

    Being very intellectually challenging, the master programme truly met my expectations. Sharing knowledge with my colleagues, all coming from different legal traditions, and learning from inspiring professors enriched me with the skills I hadn't attained during my previous education.

    What I found to be the most beneficial is that the Dutch education system which, taught us to develop a critical opinion on law-related issues. Moreover, this master programme had a unique approach in tackling controversial contemporary legal issues. Due to its strong comparative emphasis, it encouraged us to keep at constant track with our national law, which is of a huge significance.

    Both the master and a 6-month long internship at the International Criminal Tribunal for The Former Yugoslavia strengthened my belief in Justice. Furthermore, besides this academic benefit, I believe that studying abroad unequivocally broadens our horizons and tests prejudices we even are not aware of.

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