MSc in Digital Scholarship

Launches 2022

The Humanities Division is pleased to announce a new Masters degree course in Digital Scholarship. You can sign up to be notified when applications open.

This new 12 month MSc will begin in the academic year 2022/23, initially admitting up to 12 students a year. It will be based in the Humanities Division and span a wide range of disciplines across all of its faculties. Students on the course will also benefit from teaching in the Bodleian Libraries. 

The purpose of the MSc is to introduce students to the full range of issues which arise when digital tools and methods are applied to traditional humanist scholarship. It has been designed to equip students to surmount those challenges and to develop an ambitious, digitally-enhanced scholarly project of their own. 

During the course, students will also have the opportunity to be embedded within a digital humanities research project at Oxford University. Oxford has a vibrant community of researchers in this growing and important area, and recently began a project to ensure digital-based research projects remain sustainable even when technology changes. You can read more here.

Who is eligible?

Humanists are most likely to take the MSc. Although you might be a computer science student who is intrigued by humanities and recognise that digital humanities could prompt interesting questions. The course is designed to hone students’ technical skills and critical thinking in this area, and give students an understanding of digital scholarship methods

Likely career paths

Graduates might typically go on into further research within the Humanities or work in a cultural institution or creative industry. But the themes covered and skills learned will prepare students to a wide range of jobs and industries: they will be ready to critically evaluate the challenges and opportunities of a digital society.

How to apply

Applications will open in September 2021. To be notified when applications are open, register your interest here:

Express interest in applying for the MSc in Digital Scholarship