Digital Methods in the Humanities and Cultural Studies

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Digital Methods in the Humanities and Cultural Studies M.A.

The cultural heritage of mankind and its historical research is always connected with the questions of places and times. Geoinformation thus plays a central role in the study of archaeological objects and historical sources from a digital perspective. Similar intersections in applied informatics result in other disciplines in the humanities and cultural studies such as music informatics, translation technologies, language processing, corpus linguistics or digital editing.

If you would like to work in this exciting and varied field, the inter-university master's degree program "Digital Methodology in the Humanities and Cultural Studies" at Mainz University of Applied Sciences and Johannes Gutenberg University is the ideal choice. You will gain broad insight into the various areas of digital humanities. The program is open to graduates of a bachelor's degree program in the humanities and cultural studies, as well as those from an applied informatics program.

According to your own interests, you choose from a wide range of digital methods in the three knowledge domains: text and language, objects with spatial relevance, and music and media informatics. The degree program is conducted in close cooperation with four other scientific institutions in Mainz and its content oriented towards their research practices.

After completing your studies, you will be awarded the academic degree Master of Arts (M.A.) in Digital Methods in the Humanities and Cultural Studies at Mainz University of Applied Sciences and Johannes Gutenberg University.

This degree opens up career opportunities for you in research, in industries like the software industry, and in libraries and museums. The degree can also serve as a prerequisite for a doctorate.

At a glance

Degree: Master of Arts (M.A.)
Standard period of study: 4 semesters
ECTS credits: 120
Starting semester: winter semester
Application period: 1.4.-15.5.
Application: via the Office of Student Affairs of Johannes Gutenberg University (JGU)
Cooperation partners:

  • The Digital Academy of Mainz Academy of Sciences and Literature
  • The Institute of Historical Regional Studies at Mainz University (IGL)
  • Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz
  • Leibniz Institute of European History (IEG)
  • Roman-Germanic Central Museum - Leibniz Archaeological Research Institute in Mainz (RGZM)

Program Structure (only available in German)

Semester 1
Ca.30 ECTS
Semester 2
30 ECTS
Semester 3
30 ECTS/25SWS
Semester 4
30 ECTS/25SWS
Angleichung 1
9 ECTS
Angleichung 2
9 ECTS
Web-Anwendungen
8 ECTS
Masterarbeit
30 ECTS
DGKW*–Grundlagen
8 ECTS
DGKW*-Vertiefung
8 ECTS
Praxismodul
22 ECTS
Digitale Methodik
14 ECTS über 2 Semester

Profilbildung
12 ECTS über 2 Semester

* Digital Humanities and Cultural Studies

Detailed information on the inter-university master's degree program in Digital Methods in the Humanities and Cultural Studies can be found on the website of the Johannes Gutenberg University (in German):

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Who to contact

Prof. Dr. Kai-Christian Bruhn
Degree program director

PD Dr. Peter Niedermüller

Degree Program Manager

T +49 6131 39-22259
niedermu (at) uni-mainz.de