What will I learn?

This course brings digital theory and practice to the study of human culture: from history, English and music to museums, digital publishing and more.
Digital technology provides many new opportunities and challenges to those working with textual, visual or multimedia content. Our course studies the history and current state of the digital humanities, exploring their role in modelling, curating, analysing and interpreting digital representations of human culture in all its forms.

On this course, we will develop and enhance your awareness and understanding of a range of subjects that are relevant to the digitally mediated study of human culture, including: how we model human culture using computers and how we can create memory and knowledge environments which facilitate new insights or new ways of working with the human record; how the ethos of openness that the internet encourages – open access, open data – influences the knowledge economy; the role of digital culture in changing concepts of authorship, editing and publication; the potential application and limitations of big data techniques to further the study of human culture in an era of information overload and the place of coding in our digital interactions with culture and cultural heritage.

Career prospects - Employers are looking for skilled professionals with knowledge and expertise in applying digital methodologies to the study of human culture. Research managers and other professionals in cultural industries work with a wide variety of data, technologies and methodological approaches. A critical perspective, adaptability to change and the ability to get familiar with new technologies quickly are greatly valued skills.

Graduates of Digital Humanities have followed a number of different routes. Some have pursued careers in the academic and research sector, some have undertaken PhD studies, and some have found work in the cultural heritage industries, in publishing houses, and in web-based businesses in London and overseas.

Which department am I in?

Department of Digital Humanities

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£23,940.00 (US$ 31,469) per year
The tuition fees may be subject to additional increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

This is a fixed fee
Start date

Expected September 2020


Strand Campus




WC2R 2LS, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students who have completed a Bachelor degree from a recognised institution in the United States of America will be considered. Grades may vary depending upon the course chosen.

For international students

Students can demonstrate their English Language Proficiency with the following tests and grades: IELTS (Academic): 7.0 overall with a minimum of 6.5 in reading & writing and 6.0 in listening & speaking; TOEFL iBT: 100 overall with a minimum of 25 in writing, 23 in reading and 20 in each of the other skills; Cambridge Advanced Certificate (CAE): 185 overall; minimum 176 in reading & writing and 169 in listening & speaking; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): 185 overall; minimum 176 in reading & writing and 169 in listening & speaking; Pearson Test of English (Academic): 69 overall, with a minimum of 62 in reading & writing and 59 in listening & speaking. The tests listed above are valid if they have been taken within the past two years.

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