This 120-credit Master’s course, offered jointly by the Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences and Faculty of Theology and Sciences of Religions, offers an interdisciplinary approach to theoretical and methodological knowledge aimed at developing an informed and critical view of the uses of digital technologies and the discourse associated with them, alongside the IT skills appropriate for the needs of the human and social sciences. The knowledge and know-how gained during the course include a reflection on the issues of digital cultures in a disciplinary pathway.
Master of Arts (MA) in Digital Humanities
French. Recommended level: C1.
Applications must be submitted to the Admissions Department before the deadline.
Final enrolment dates
It is possible for students to begin the degree course in either the autumn or the spring semester (autumn semester : 30 April, spring semester : 30 November).
Candidates needing a visa to study in Switzerland must apply for enrolment at least two months prior to the deadlines indicated above.
The knowledge acquired in the field of digital humanities is an advantage in numerous areas of the labour market, from research (digitisation, data management and analysis, inventory, communication of results, etc.), publishing, advertising, communication, journalism, heritage conservation organisations (collection, cataloguing, visualisation, virtual museums, etc.), arts, cultural mediation, teaching (pedagogical tools, raising civic awareness, media training, images and information technology and communication), and sociology (analysis of social practices on the internet and in advertising, measurement and accounting tools, communicating and creating a collective memory, etc.). Engaging in dialogue with IT specialists has become a central issue in project management in all these areas.
The course, which includes a number of optional classes delivered at EPFL, gives you the basis for this dialogue and gives you the opportunity to use your knowledge in an innovative way that reflects the concerns of the contemporary environment.
Subject to changes.
The French version prevails. Only the official texts are authentic.
Last update: 20 February 2018