|Degree:||Master of Arts (MA)|
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Digitisation is a sustainable formative factor in many areas of science and society. The solution to the technical problems arising from digitization and the scientific reaction to the consequences of digitization represent a central task of cultural studies and will open up numerous new professional fields. The programme is aimed to students with a bachelors degree offered by the Faculty of Historical and Cultural Studies and the Faculty of Philological and Cultural Studies.
The aim of the Master's degree programme in Digital Humanities (DH) at the University of Vienna is to train students who will make a significant contribution to the promotion and anchoring of computer-based methods in humanities research contexts. In addition to the widespread understanding of the DH as a collective term for diverse digital processes for the processing and evaluation of text, image and other data, the DH are not only seen as a means of increasing the efficiency of IT in the humanities, but also as an auxiliary science. Rather, the focus is on the development of new possibilities of knowledge. Not only the methods, but also the consequences and perspectives of DH practice are subjected to critical reflection. Theory formation is supported, and thus also the development of the DH to a transdisciplinary, independent scientific discourse.
Students of cultural studies subjects are offered an extension of competences in the techniques and methods of the DH. The close cooperation with the Master's programmes Data Science and Business Analytics is unique, whereby not only technical but also ethical, legal and scientific theoretical contents are taught together. Students complete their studies with a master's thesis that deals with a problem or area of application of the DH in an exemplary or theoretical way.