BA (Hons) in Digital Humanities

Course Points
306
Course Duration
3 Years
Course Level
Level 8
Course Places
40 Places
Course Start Date
September 2018

Course Summary

Do you aspire to be a primary or secondary school teacher? An archaeologist? An archivist or librarian? A political activist? A journalist? An arts manager? Then the Level 8 BA (Hons) in Digital Humanities could be the starting point you need! This three-year arts degree course offered at DkIT is a unique course in Ireland. It offers a traditional arts education in History, English, Archaeology and Politics and Society, alongside three years of digital humanities training. This innovative development in arts education will provide you with critical and practical skills to meet the demands of a rapidly changing digital environment.

This three-year arts degree programme offered at DkIT is a unique programme in Ireland. It offers a traditional arts education in History, English, Archaeology and Politics and Society, alongside three years of digital humanities training. This innovative, new development in arts education will provide you with critical and practical skills to meet the demands of a rapidly changing digital environment. The degree programme creates Honours-level Arts Graduates that are also skilled users and creators of information in digital media, an increasingly important area in education and publishing. As a graduate you will be able to integrate these new digital media with traditional scholarly activity in the Humanities. As a graduate of this degree, you will be Academically Qualified in Two of the core Humanities disciplines: History; English; Archaeology; Politics & Society; whilst also becoming a sophisticated Creator and User in Digital Humanities.

You will start in Year Semester 1 with lectures across all the Arts subjects, all introducing you to the field of study and giving you a good overall picture of the subjects and how they studied.

In early December of your first year, at the end of semester 1, you will choose your two areas of Arts subject study, for example English with History. You will then concentrate for the rest of your studies in those two Arts areas.  All students across all the Arts subjects will also study Digital Media for the Humanities and learn how to use and create ‘Digital Humanities’.

Year 1, Semester 1

Year 1, Semester 2 (Choose TWO Arts Subject areas)

History

Archaeology

English Literature & Culture

Politics & Society

 Year 2, Semester 1

History

Archaeology

English Literature & Culture

Politics & Society

 Year 2, Semester 2

History

Archaeology

English Literature & Culture

Politics and Society

 Year 3, Semester 1

  • Digital Humanities: Research Methodology

History

Archaeology

English Literature & Culture

Politics & Society

Year 3, Semester 2

History

Archaeology

English Literature & Culture

Politics & Society

Graduates of this course are highly employable and widely sought after in careers as diverse as teaching at primary and secondary level, arts and heritage administration, journalism, research, politics. as well as business and industry. Students have excellent literacy and communication skill, advanced skills in Information and Communication Technologies, as well as skills in critical information management, which makes them highly employable.

Graduates of this course have been accredited with the Teaching Council for entry to post-primary teaching in History, English, Civil Social & Political Education (CSPE) on completion of the Postgraduate Master in Professional Education which now replaces the old H.Dip.Ed. The high level of digital media skills held by our graduates are proving highly desirable in the teaching field, particularly in with the rise of  the „Digital Technology“ classroom concept. This is becoming more important with recent developments in the second level environment because Digital Literacy has been introduced to Junior Certificate Cycle.

Graduates with a good 2.2 or higher degree will also be able to pursue further postgraduate degrees in their chosen arts subject; e.g. an MA in History, or in English, Archaeology, Political Science in any university or college. Past graduates of Humanities at DkIT have studied at UCD, DCU, TCD, UCC, NUI, Galway, NUI Maynooth, Queen“s University Belfast and Goldsmith“s College, London.

If your interest is in the specific area of Digital Humanities, an MA in Digital Humanities at NUI Maynooth or a Ph.D in Digital Humanities by a consortium of TCD/UCD/NUI Maynooth will be available to allow you to become a specialist in this new field.

Please find information on fees and funding here: www.dkit.ie/fees

Six Grades at O6 or H7 in Leaving Certificate

INCLUDING at least two H5 Grades

AND English Grade O2 or H5

PLUS Minimum points score of 300.

Dr Martin Maguire (Programme Director)
Phone: 042 9370200 Ext 2934
Email: e martin.maguire@dkit.ie

Course ID DK861
Level 8
Duration 3 Years
Points 306
Places 40
School School of Business & Humanities
Department Humanities
Awarding Body Dundalk Institute of Technology
Starting Date September 2018
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