Teaching

Discover how digital tools and methods can help you explore your subject in exciting new ways. Understand how digital technology is transforming our world, creating inequality and opportunity.

Develop New Skills

Digital humanities modules complement your studies with training in digital methods and a deeper understanding of how digital technologies are shaping our lives and our future. You will explore how techniques like mapping, text mining, and data visualization can transform the way you read books, understand the past, and communicate your ideas. You will create and curate your own digital projects and exhibitions and develop specialist expertise in digital methods relating to your main subject area. Our courses take place in the new Digital Humanities Lab, where students will also be provided with laptops. Note that no technical experience is required, as all training will be provided.

Participate in the Debates of Tomorrow

The digital humanities also touch on key concepts and debates around digital media, politics, and culture, such as data collection and civil liberties or the ethics of artificial intelligence. Why do search engines misrepresent women and people of colour? How do digital platforms spread conspiracy theories and ‘fake news’? How does Facebook predict its users’ sexual orientation or mental health? And to what purposes is this data put? The Minor will help you understand key debates of our time and equips you with the knowledge you need to make your voice heard.

Find a Job You Love

With its combined focus on technical skills, creativity, and criticism, the Digital Humanities allow you to develop the skills needed to thrive in workplaces looking for people who can bridge the gap between creative and technical work.

Digital Humanities Certificate

All our courses are available as free choice units. Completing two Digital Humanities course units will earn you a Certificate in Digital Humanities that allows you to document your skills.

Digital Humanities Minor

Students on Single Honours degrees can also choose to take a Minor in Digital Humanities through Flexible Honours, a scheme that allows you to take 40 credits (equivalent to one-third of your course credits for the year) in another subject.

For any questions, please contact:

Dr Luca Scholz
Programme Director, Digital Humanities
Email: luca.scholz@manchester.ac.uk

Explore course units

Level 1

Core unit – you will be automatically enrolled onto the following unit (20 credits):

CodeTitleCreditsSemester
DIGI10031 Decoding Inequality: Reimagining Digital Culture 20 1

Optional units - Please choose 20 credits from the following list:

CodeTitleCreditsSemester
BMAN10252 Fundamentals of Technological Change 10 2
ECON10151 Computing for Social Scientists 20 1
SOCY10441 Media, Culture & Society 20 1
SOST10012 Understanding Social Media 20 2
SOST10021 Measuring Inequalities (Unequal Societies) 20 1
SOST10142 Applied Statistics for Social Scientists 20 2
UCIL20401/ UCIL20400 Visualising Information: Uses and Abuses of Data 10/20 1&2
UCIL20132/ UCIL20182 Trust and Security in a Digital World: From Fake News to Cybercriminals 10 2
UCIL24141/UCIL24151 Science, Technology and Democracy 10/20 1&2
UCIL26002 Digital Society: Your Place in a Networked World 10 2
UCIL20122 AI: Robot Overlord, Replacement or Colleague? 10 2

*The availability of optional units may vary.

Level 2

Core unit – you will be automatically enrolled onto the following unit (20 credits):

CodeTitleCreditsSemester
DIGI20032 Natures Past: Reading Environmental Change 20 1

Optional units - Please choose 20 credits from the following list:

CodeTitleCreditsSemester
DIGIXXXXX Digital Ways of Seeing: Theory and Practice 20  
UCIL20401/ UCIL20400 Visualising Information: Uses and Abuses of Data 10/20  1&2
BMAN20792 Technology, Strategy and Innovation 10  2
EDUC20221 Digital Marketing & Promotion 10  1
GEOG20502 Spatial Thinking with GIS: Constructing and exploring virtual worlds 20  2
GEOG20621 Skills for Geographers 20  1
LELA20231 Quantitative Methods in Language Sciences 20  1
SOCY20241 New Media 20  1
UCIL20132/ UCIL20182 Trust and Security in a Digital World: From Fake News to Cybercriminals 10  2
UCIL24141/UCIL24151 Science, Technology and Democracy 10/20  1&2
UCIL26002 Digital Society: Your Place in a Networked World 10  2
UCIL20122 AI: Robot Overlord, Replacement or Colleague? 10  2

*The availability of optional units may vary.

Level 3

Optional units - Please choose 40 credits from the following list:

CodeTitleCreditsSemester
DIGI30012 Literary Landscapes 20 2
DIGI30022 Mapping the Past: Spatial History 20 2
DIGI30042 Producing Digital Media 20 2
UCIL20401/ UCIL20400 Visualising Information: Uses and Abuses of Data 10/20 1&2
HCRI30212 Geographic Information Systems and Disasters 20 2
UCIL20132/ UCIL20182 Trust and Security in a Digital World: From Fake News to Cybercriminals 10 2
UCIL24141/UCIL24151 Science, Technology and Democracy 10/20 1&2
UCIL26002 Digital Society: Your Place in a Networked World 10 2
UCIL20122 AI: Robot Overlord, Replacement or Colleague? 10 2

*The availability of optional units may vary.

Contact

Programme Director: Dr Luca Scholz