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In Digital Culture we look at how we control and choose technology that will benefit society. We train professionals who can use technology creatively and can analyse the effects of technological change.

Current research includes

  • Electronic literature and digital art
  • Machine vision and its cultural effects
  • Digital humanities
  • Practice-based research into new narrative forms

Studying Digital Culture will enable you to critically reflect on tech culture and the history of technology in addition to giving you hands-on experience in web design and creative web projects. Current master’s topics include e-books, selfies, games and learning and digital poetry.

Our alumni work in diverse fields such as journalism, web design, teaching, innovation, art, culture and programming.

Career

Our alumni are currently employed in diverse fields such as

  • technology journalism
  • web design, teaching
  • administration and development of corporate information systems
  • innovation in the mobile services industry
  • art
  • culture
  • programming

In this time of rapid technological change we don’t just need people who can program our computers, we also need people who understand the impact of technology and the ways in which digital technologies can be used to improve our society. Digital Culture trains professionals who can use technology creatively and can analyse the effects of technological change.

Having a humanities-based understanding of digital culture that includes historical, aesthetic and ethical perspectives as well as practical experience with digital methods equips them to make decisions about how to design and implement new technologies in their fields.

72 % of alumni with a degree from the Faculty of Humanities say that they have found relevant work within two years of graduating.

A master’s degree is a qualification for continued research, for instance by pursuing a PhD in Digital Culture and for teaching.

Structure

As a master’s student in Digital Culture you will spend your first year doing coursework (60 ECTS) and your second year working on your master’s thesis (60 ECTS).

Your schedule could be as follows:

Semester 1: 

  • DIKULT302 Key Theories of Digital Culture (15 ECTS, compulsory)
  • DIKULT303 Digital Media Aesthetics (15 ECTS)

Semester 2: 

  • DIKULT301 Methods and Project Development in Digital Culture (15 ECTS, compulsory)
  • Either DIKULT 304 Seminar Topics in Digital Culture (15 ECTS) (or DIKULT207 / DIKULT208)

Semester 3 and 4: 

  • Independent work on your master’s thesis, including meetings with your supervisor and an option of writing groups with other students.

Your thesis will be the result of independent research (of between 70-110 pages) in the field of Digital Culture. The thesis can combine theoretical, methodological and practical technological approaches to the subject. You choose the topic for your thesis in cooperation with your supervisor.

You can substitute relevant courses from other departments if they are approved by your supervisor.

Admission Requirements

A first degree (Bachelor´s degree) of three or four years’ duration from an approved institution of higher education, as well as proficiency in the English language, for example documented by TOEFL or IELTS.

Your Bachelor´s degree must have a specialization in Digital Culture (formerly humanistic informatics). A BA in Digital Culture is the general qualification for application to the MA program. The specialization should correspond to at least three semesters of full-time studies, 90 ECTS credits.

Applicants without a specialization in Digital Culture can qualify for admission by documenting that they have completed:

– At least 60 credits in Digital Culture, or a similar technology-focused program based in the humanities or social sciences.

– Applicants must also have another 30 credits that are relevant to their planned MA thesis. For instance, an applicant wishing to research electronic literature could document 30 credits of literary studies, while an applicant interested in gender and computer games might show that they have taken gender studies courses or ethnography.

– Additionally applicants should include a 500-700 word statement that explains how their academic background and competence prepares them to do an MA in Digital Culture

Applicants are assessed individually by Digital Culture faculty.

In order for us to be able to evaluate your application, we need specific documentation on the relevance of your former university education. The documents listed below must be included in order for your application to be processed.

1. The application must – in a separate document/letter – point out the exact courses within the field ofDigital Culture that, together are equivalent to three semesters of full time studies (90 ECTS credits) in the field or 60 plus 30 ECTS credits which are relevant in the field.

2. Course descriptions of the relevant courses must be submitted and the amount of ECTS credits or local credits from your university should be documented.

3. You must also submit documentation that shows the amount of credits or the number of courses that equal a full time study load of one semester. This could for instance be a statement from your home university.

4. You should also present a statement of purpose for a future Master’s thesis.

Applications that fail to include all the above mentioned documentation will not be processed.

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