Master of Digital Humanities and Public Culture

Australian National University (ANU)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00120C

The Master of Digital Humanities and Public Culture is a research-led professionally-oriented two-year degree towards which students may be eligible for up to one year's credit for prior cognate study and/or relevant work experience. The Master of Digital Humanities and Public Culture is an innovative new degree offered by the ANU. Providing students with an introduction to humanities study and research, coupled with the opportunity to specialise in biographical research and writing, digital humanities, or public humanities and culture, the degree will equip students with cutting-edge skills in digital technologies, and research and writing, for both the scholarly and public sphere. This degree will help students develop a broad understanding of the historical, cultural, and social aspects of current research in the digital and public humanities. It thus addresses the growing demand for graduates well-versed in a combination of humanistic and digital skills and able to work in a variety of professional environments, from cultural and memory institutions, to the emerging job markets of information management, social media, and online content delivery. The Master of Digital Humanities and Public Culture allows you to draw on our innovative, world leading staff, and strong industry connections and partnerships, to develop your professional expertise and experience. With some of Australia's leading scholars and innovators in the interdisciplinary fields of biography, public culture and humanities, and digital humanities, and national cultural institutions and archives at your fingertips, there's no better place to study digital humanities and public culture than ANU.


  • 96 units of coursework: 24 units of introductory courses
  • 24 units of research training and project courses
  • and 24 units towards a specialisation. The remaining 24 units are free electives and can be used to take almost any course on campus (subject to availability and course entry requirements).


  • Indigenous Australian Societies and Culture
  • Culture and Development
  • The History of Archaeology: Discovering the Past
  • Post-Colonial Literature
  • Creative Writing
  • Making History
  • Approaches to History
  • Electric Citizens: the Rise of the Modern Media in the United States, 1865-2000
  • Introduction to the Study of Language
  • Language and Society
  • plus more

Standard entry requirements

A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5/7. All applicants must meet the University's English Language Admission Requirements.

Study pathways

Applicants with a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 24 units (1 semester) of credit. Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 48 units (1 year) of credit. Course credit may also be available for specific work experience. Cognate Disciplines Ancient History; Anthropology; Archaeology; Art History; Classics; Creative Arts; Fine Arts; Gender Studies; History; Linguistics; Literature; Museum Studies; Philosophy; Politics; Sociology; Visual Arts.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Canberra Domestic: $56,640
International: $80,832
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Further information

The Advanced version of this degree contains a thesis component.

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