Digital Humanities (Master)

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Joint Venture

The master's programmes Business Analytics, Data Science and Digital Humanities are a joint venture of the faculties of Business, Economics and Statistics, Computer Science, Historical and Cultural Studies, Mathematics, and Philological and Cultural Studies.

Digitalisation is a sustainable formative factor in many areas of science and society. The solution to the technical problems arising from digitalisation and the scientific reaction to consequences of digitalisation represent a central task of cultural studies.

The master’s programme in Digital Humanities aims at training students who will make a significant contribution to the promotion and anchoring of computer-based methods in humanities research contexts.

Further information on the degree programme is available here

Master of Arts

Degree Programme Code: 066 647

4 semesters / 120 ECTS credits

Language: bilingual (German and English)

NO entrance examination


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Admission Procedure

Information about the admission procedure

Information on the descirption of qualifications

English language requirements

Information on Previous Studies:

  • Historical and Cultural Studies
  • Philological and Cultural Studies

of the University of Vienna in combination with the extension curricula

Study Programme

The degree programme consists of the compulsory modules “Digital Humanities Skills”, “Theory and Practice of the Digital Humanities”, "Digital Humanities in Data Science", "Specialisation in Clusters of Digital Humanities" and a "Master's Thesis Seminar".

Focus on interdisciplinarity

The degree programmes Business Analytics, Data Science and Digital Humanities were designed together. Students of all three degree programmes complete the same course contents to the extent of one semester. The offered courses and the various disciplinary locations of students allow for a very broad interdisciplinary exchange.

Five Concepts

which you will deal with during your studies:

  • Data Analysis
  • Digital Human
  • Data Science
  • Informationstechnik
  • Data Ethics

... and many more.

uniorientiert in a nutshell

Questions to the Answers of uniorientiert 2020


When will the Digital Humanities part start?
If I dont have computational background, can i do the background in the first semester of Digital Humanities? Or do I have to do it prior to my studies?
Can I start the master's programme Digital Humanities also in summer term 2021?
Is there a restricted admission for Digital Humanities?
Will I be accepted if I have not concluded the extension curriculum Digital Humanities and can I catch up the EC during the first semester?
Can I hold a job in parallel to progressing through the programme?
Can I start in the summer semester instead of the fall semester?
Can I catch up with the necessary background?

After Graduation

Graduates are qualified to put the knowledge and skills of cultural studies into a new perspective and further advance these skills in digital projects by using the techniques and methods of digital humanities. They possess active knowledge of the basics of data and information technology and gain the competence to apply it on the various subject areas and forms of data of cultural studies. Thus, graduates are qualified to work not only in scientific contexts, but also particularly in application-oriented digitalisation projects in all areas of society.

Graduates' Perspective on the Degree Programme

Graduate Survey

The University asks graduates to provide their opinion about the degree programme immediately after graduating. The survey results show how graduates evaluate the degree programme they completed from a subject-specific and organisational perspective.


The graduate survey is an important feedback tool for continuously improving the quality of studies.

Career Tracking of Graduates

The tracking of graduates provides information about the career paths of the University of Vienna graduates and aims at providing guidance for career entry after graduation (e.g. questions about the duration of job search until first employment after graduation, salary development and sectors that graduates are active in).