Master of Digital Humanities and Public Culture

The Master of Digital Humanities and Public Culture enables students to develop high-level skills in digital literacy and applied humanities. Our flexible structure allows students to learn emerging digital research methods, advanced critical thinking and data analysis. Students gain an understanding of how humanities research is applied in broader society and are supported to develop communication skills across traditional and digital platforms aimed at both the academic and public spheres. Students will collaborate with researchers from across the ANU, and have the opportunity to engage with the national cultural institutions, the public and government sector, and international organisations in Canberra.

The Master of Digital Humanities and Public Culture allows students to develop their professional expertise by drawing on the experience of our world-leading staff and strong industry connections and partnerships. With some of Australia’s leading scholars and innovators in public culture and humanities and digital humanities, a new Digital Humanities Lab with high-performance computers, 3D scanners and VR capabilities, the national cultural institutions and archives at your fingertips, there’s no better place to study digital humanities and public culture than at the ANU.

Our scholarship programs are designed to support students from diverse backgrounds and abilities, and we automatically consider applicants for some of them upon application.

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Key facts

1 year full-time
Semester 1 & 2 intake
Advanced option available

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UAC Code: 830076
CRICOS Code: 108314G

Career options

There is a growing demand for graduates with a combination of humanistic and digital skills, who are able to work across a variety of professional environments. Our graduates are well-versed in best practice approaches to critical digital world issues (like privacy and open access), accomplished at using a suite of digital tools and methods for research, content development, and content delivery.

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ANU offers a safe and inclusive environment for students to learn and grow.
Ting Wang , Master of Digital Humanities and Public Culture

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Tuition fees

Visit the handbook to see indicative fees and Commonwealth supported places for this degree.


ANU offers many scholarships both to overcome disadvantage and to recognise academic merit.

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