Faculty of Humanities

M.A. specialization “Digital Humanities”

Digital Humanities is the profitable combination of research approaches and working methods of the various disciplines within the humanities with methods and tools of modern digital data processing. With the support of the Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts of the State of Baden-Württemberg, the University of Tübingen has established the M.A. specialization "Digital Humanities" as a specialisation within the Master's programmes in the humanities.

The M.A. specialization is part of an interdisciplinary studies at Tübingen and can be completed within the framework of the Master's degree programmes as listed below. The special feature of the profile is the close connection between professional IT training and subject-specific applications in the context of the participating M.A. degree programmes.

This connection makes it possible to specifically reflect the requirements of humanities subjects in the courses offered. At the same time, transdisciplinary courses create a common knowledge base for all students which can be applied in all subject areas.

For more information on the integration of the Master's specialization into the chosen Master's degree programme, please refer to the Official Announcements of 5 October 2017 (ger) or the special section (besonderer Teil (BT)) of the current study and examination regulations of the chosen Master's degree programme.

Structure of the programme

The M.A. specialization consists of three modules that build on each other and are best studied in consecutive semesters. More detailed information on the structure of the M.A. specialization can be found in the module handbook. You can view the eligible courses in Alma.

The main focus of the profile is on studying digital tools and applications. The following areas are regularly addressed in the courses of the second module:

The specialization is completed in the third module with a practical project embedded in the primary subject area. Optionally, this project can be used as preliminary work for your planned Master's thesis.