BA(Hons) in Digital Humanities - Universite des Mascareignes

Developments in technology have recently transformed our way of working. In-depth knowledge of computer science therefore becomes essential in research and graduates in the arts and humanities often find themselves faced with using computer tools in their field of research and in workplace.

 

With this in mind, the undergraduate degree in digital humanities aims to train in 3 years students in new professions, so that they can develop digital skills, and thus add a digital dimension to their area of expertise; allowing them to open up to other disciplines, even to a larger community. It is a multidisciplinary programme.

 

This degree is proposed by the Centre of Digital Humanities.

 

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BA(Hons) in Digital Humanities

Faculty of Information and Communication Technology

BA(Hons) in Digital Humanities

Course Overview

Developments in technology have recently transformed our way of working. In-depth knowledge of computer science therefore becomes essential in research and graduates in the arts and humanities often find themselves faced with using computer tools in their field of research and in workplace.

 

With this in mind, the undergraduate degree in digital humanities aims to train in 3 years students in new professions, so that they can develop digital skills, and thus add a digital dimension to their area of expertise; allowing them to open up to other disciplines, even to a larger community. It is a multidisciplinary programme.

 

This degree is proposed by the Centre of Digital Humanities.

 

More details: 

Career Prospects

The Bachelor’s degree in Digital Humanities will lead students on a multi-sector professional:

 

  • Research
  • Publishing, advertising, communication, public relations
  • Journalism (data journalist, etc.)
  • Heritage conservation institutions
  • Teaching (transmission of a citizen conscience, training in media, images and information and communication technologies
  • New jobs in digital creation
  • Jobs in the area of document management, databases, archives, cartographies, digital communication, etc.

Teaching Methods

This BA(Hons) in Digital Humanities is a blended course: both face-to-face and online) and the courses are bilingual English/French.

 

This undergraduate programme intends to distinguish itself from conventional training, and thus adopt the ‘new’ pedagogy, an educational trend that defends active teaching-learning.

Entry
Requirements

The UdM’s CDH welcomes HSC holders from various fields (literature, management, economics, science, etc.) to enrol in the first year of the BA (Hons) in Digital Humanities.

 

Year 1: Cambridge Higher School Certificate or any equivalent validated title. An Application form must be completed. A very good command of English and French is required.

 

The CDH reserves the right to ask for language proficiency tests.

Course Structure

Semestre 1

  • Cultural and Historical Foundations of Digital Humanities
  • History of Literary Periods and Genres
  • Literary and Cultural theories 1
  • Initiation to Research and Scientific Writing
  • Computing Environment
  • Organising and Manipulating Data
  • Personal and Professional Project (PPP)
  • Oral Presentation Skills

Semestre 2

  • Applied linguistics 1
  • Literary and Cultural theories 2
  • Legal and ethical aspects in the Digital Humanities
  • Fundamentals of programming
  • Database Management for Humanities
  • Statistics for Humanists
  • Industrial Attachment 1
  • Setting up a business

Semestre 3

  • Applied linguistics 2
  • Media and Communication
  • Literary and Cultural theories 3
  • Coding Enhancement for the Humanities
  • Introduction to website creation
  • Graphic Design and Multimedia for Humanities
  • Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation
  • PPP 2

Semestre 4

  • Digital Popular Culture
  • Computational Linguistics and Text Analysis
  • Qualitative Research Methodology in Digital Humanities
  • Coding for Data Analysis in Humanities
  • Digital Tools for Spatial Analysis
  • Dissertation Part 1
  • Industrial Attachment 2

Semestre 5

  • Digital Adaptation of literary and cultural texts
  • Quantitative and Mixed Research Methods
  • AI and Machine Learning with Python
  • Initiation to the organisation of research workshops and academic events
  • PPP 3
  • Interpersonal and Intercultural Communication

Semestre 6

  • Industrial Attachment 3
  • Dissertation

Mode & Fees

Mode:

Full Time (3 years)-full degree programme
Part Time (4.5 years)-full programme

The course is run over 6 semesters (three academic years) on a full time basis and 9 semesters (four and a half academic years) on a part time basis.

Fees:

Local students (Full Time and part time): No tuition fees

Administrative fees: Rs 5500 / year

International Students (Full time)
SADC countries:Rs 45000 / year
NON-SADC countries:Rs 80000 /year

How
to Apply

In addition to a completed application form:

  • Academic Results
  • Deadline for application: 24 September 2021

Application process for Mauritian and Rodriguan students /Application process for International students (ended for 2021)

Location

Available at Swami Dayanand Campus

Any further inquiries?

Please contact on the following email: [email protected]