Our BA (Hons) Digital Humanities and Information Technology degree is an innovative course where you will explore a broad range of arts and humanities topics, while also studying the principles of information technology and digital media. We look at how the digital can enable innovation, but also how technology is changing what it means for us to be a human in the age of machines.
Our Department of Digital Arts & Humanities is part of School of English & Digital Humanities at University College Cork (UCC), and benefits from contributions from across the College of Arts, Celtic Civilisation and Social Sciences (CACSSS), and the School of Computer Science & Information Technology. So, if you are interested in applying digital technologies to arts and humanities research, be it in language, literature, philosophy, politics, geography, or similar, we will take you on a journey to show you how technology can be utilised to study culture and society.
Fundamentally, the study of digital humanities is about the visionary and creative collaboration between the arts and technology, and we promise you an exciting journey on one of the most innovative courses on campus today.
Why Choose This Course
UCC is a pioneer in the field of Digital Humanities in Ireland – its unique interdisciplinary composition allows you to take a mix of modules from across Arts, Digital Humanities, and Computer Science. So, if you are interested in applying digital technologies to the arts then this is the programme for you.
Digital Humanities Active Learning Space
We have a specially designed state-of-the-art Digital Humanities Active Learning Space which is a student-centered, high-tech, flexible space used for the delivery of lectures, workshops, and seminars. It also offers dedicated digitisation facilities, as well as a variety of tools and technologies that will provide you, as a student in the arts and humanities, with an opportunity to ‘learn by doing’. These include 3D scanners and 3D printers, virtual reality kits, gaming systems, and high-end photo equipment. A unique perk of being a DH student is that you have continual access to the bright and spacious DH room, allowing you a dedicated space in which to collaborate, study, and indeed socialise!
At UCC we support our student community by offering scholarships and prizes to prospective and current students. Please see the CACSSS Scholarships & Prizes page for more information.
Placement or Study Abroad Information
The optional third year of this programme includes an opportunity for a work placement or study abroad which runs from January to September (9-month placement).
Companies that repeatedly employ our students on placement include Arlo Technologies, DB Schenker, Ervia, ESB Networks, Horner APG, Janssen Sciences, Johnson Controls, McAfee LLC, McKesson, Musgrave, Oracle Corp, Poppulo, and PWC Ltd.
If you take the international pathway you will study abroad during Year 3 of the course through international partnerships as part of the Erasmus programme.