Master of Digital Humanities and Public Culture

Australian National University (ANU)

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.

Course Fee:

Australian: $56,640
International: $80,832

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.


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).

Subjects you can Study:

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

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.

Further information:

The Advanced version of this degree contains a thesis component.

Accepts International Students:


Related Careers:

Cultural Heritage Officer, Writer,
Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Canberra No info Yes Part time 4 years
Canberra No info Yes Full time 2 years
ANU was set up in 1946 as the national research institution by the Australian Parliament to enhance the economic, social cultural and intellectual development of the nation. Part of the Group of Eight, ANU is recognised as one of Australia's leading universities for education and is the only Australian member of the International Alliance of Research Universities.

Students at ANU engage with leading minds and learn from world-class researchers, with six Nobel Prize winners and two Australian prime ministers among its staff and Alumni. With over 170 partner universities across 37 countries, students have the opportunity to make global connections by going on an exchange, undertaking an internship or participating in fieldwork.

ANU has a mix of undergraduate, postgraduate and research students, many of whom live in University residences. International students come mainly from Indonesia, China, Malaysia, Singapore and the USA, with significant numbers also coming from Europe, Hong Kong, the Philippines and Thailand.

The campus is located in the centre of the nation's capital, Canberra. Canberra is a university city and home to many national institutions. Offering a cosmopolitan lifestyle, the city has a high concentration of national museums and galleries, as well as cafes and restaurants. For the active, the capital is etched with bike paths and walking trails, and is surrounded by stunning Australian landscape. Facilities on campus include a wide range of student accommodation, modern laboratories and teaching facilities, five main libraries, medical services, sporting fields, gym, food vans and cafes.

The University provides specialised services to assist students, including a tailored orientation program, Counselling and Health Service, Academic Skills and Learning Centre, Disability Services and the Tjabal Indigenous Higher Education Centre. There are also many student clubs and societies for a diverse range of sporting, social and other interests.

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