Frequently Asked Questions
What skills will I gain on the MPhil in Digital Humanities and Culture? What are the career prospects of this degree programme?
The MPhil in Digital Humanities and Culture will allow you to become ‘dual-skilled’, fluent with both the cultural, linguistic and creative complexities of human nature as well as the robust mathematical and logical bases of technology. You will develop your skills in areas such as critical thinking, problem solving, research, and written and oral communication, while also learning about and creating with software and the formal knowledge organisation frameworks and and programming languages that underlie them. All of these are highly sought after by employers (see, for example, the 2018 World Economic Forum report on The Future of Jobs).
What is the duration of the MPhil in Digital Humanities and Culture?
The MPhil in Digital Humanities and Culture is a full-time one-year taught Masters course. It can also be taken as a part-time course, please contact the Course Director for details.
How many classes do I take on the MPhil in Digital Humanities and Culture?
The MPhil in Identities and Cultures of Europe is made up of four core modules (two in each semester) and two optional modules (one in each semester). Each module has two seminar hours per week. More information on the course structure can be found here.
What is an MPhil and how is it different from an MA?
An MPhil (Master of Philosophy) at Trinity is just like an MA (Master of Arts) at other universities. It is a taught Masters programme. At Trinity we are fond of our idiosyncrasies, have a long tradition, and like to be different! (It is also to avoid confusion with Trinity undergraduate students who can have their four-year undergraduate degree recognised as an MA.)
What is the dissertation?
During the summer research period (following the second semester) students will engage in their own research project, writing a dissertation of 15,000-20,000 words under the supervision of a relevant TCD staff member.
How am I assessed on the MPhil in Digital Humanities and Culture?
Exams are not used as a form of assessment in the MPhil in Identities and Cultures of Europe. Instead, assessments are either in the form of essays and reports (submitted at the end of the semester), project work or presentations (given in class during the semester). Assessment details for all modules can be found in the Course Handbook.
What are the fees for the MPhil in Digital Humanities and Culture? Are there scholarships available?
The annual programme fee for EU students in the MPhil in Digital Humanities and Culture is €9,097. The annual programme fee for the MPhil for Non-EU students is €17,637. Fees for the Diploma in Digital Humanities and Culture are €6,498 for EU students and €9,617 for non-EU students. The Postgraduate Certificate fees are €3,898 EU / €5,770 non EU. There are a range of scholarships available that can be applied to this programme: more information on scholarships can be found here.
What are the entry requirements?
In order to be eligible for this course students will normally have a least a 2.1 Honours Bachelor (BA) in their undergraduate degree or a GPA of 3.3 (or international equivalent) in a relevant subject, plus appropriate proficiency in English. A very broad range of subjects in the Liberal Arts and Humanities are considered relevant for the purposes of admission, but if in doubt, email the Course Director. More details on entry requirements can be found here.
What documents do I need to submit an application?
To apply for the MPhil in Digital Humanities and Culture, you will need:
- Personal statement
- Sample of academic writing
- English language qualifications
- Degree certificate(s)
- Degree transcripts
- Two reference letters
- Online application form
All your documents will need to be uploaded to Trinity’s online application system. More details can be found here.
What is the deadline for applications?
The deadline for applications for the MPhil in Dgital Humanities and Culture is 31st July. You can apply here.
What are Trinity's rankings?
Trinity College Dublin is ranked 50th in the world in the 2019 QS World Rankings by subject for Arts and Humanities and its research output is classified as ‘very high’ by QS. More details can be found here.