Academic Year: 2020/2021
Level of qualification
Master's Degree Programme
Ministerial degree code
LM-43 (Computer methodologies for humanities)
The teaching regulations of the study course depend on the following organisational aspects: educational goals, access methods, study plan, exams, final exam, job opportunities, etc. Throughout their university career, students must refer to the teaching regulations enforced from their matriculation.
Head of studies
Access to the programme
Programmed, 50 available positions
Quota reserved to non-EU students residing outside Italy: 3 seats, one of which is reserved for Chinese students, living in China, studying under the Marco Polo Project.
Details about the assessment procedures are available in the webpage dedicated to admission requirements.
In order to be accepted into the master's degree course, students must hold a degree in one of the following: L-1 Cultural Heritage; L-10 Humanities; L‐15 Tourism; L‐20 Communication; L‐31 Computer Science; L‐42 History, or in a corresponding degree class under a previous system, or other equivalent accepted academic qualification awarded abroad. Students must also have an adequate level of personal preparation.
Graduates in other degree classes will only be able to access the course if they have at least 42 credits in specific scientific disciplinary sectors, as indicated in the Degree Programme Regulations.
A minimum proficiency level of B2 in English is required.
Personal preparation checks are compulsory.
For details of the curriculum requirements and how personal preparation is assessed, please refer to the Master’s Degree Programme Regulations.
Admission with international qualification
Applicants with international qualification must have obtained a bachelor’s degree that is the result of at least 3 years of study. The preliminary evaluation of the qualification is mandatory. Procedures and deadlines are available on the dedicated online platform.
International qualification will be evaluated by the designated teaching committee after the pre-evaluation procedure carried out on the online platform.
European applicants and non-European applicants with a permit of stay valid for enrolment must take the onsite admission test. Non-European applicants who need a visa for enrolment will take the admission test via Skype.
The master's degree in Digital and Public Humanities integrates humanities and IT disciplines and supports the promotion and dissemination of culture.
Students learn to become experts in the design, production and enhancement of web resources, experts in the digital management of cultural resources and experts in Public Humanities. Graduates will be able to hold positions of responsibility in activities connected to the service sector, the culture industry, cultural institutes and specific centres, such as specialised electronic publishing, the management, presentation and enhancement of cultural heritage and resources, intercultural activities and activities tied to user interaction through social media and social networks.
This course has an admissions test and is taught entirely in English.
Specifically, the areas of study will include: computer science, linguistics and literature, history, law, arts, manuscript and archival studies. Lectures will be combined with practical laboratory activities in collaboration with the Venice Centre for Digital and Public Humanities at the Department of Humanities. The course also includes 150 hours of internship to be completed in companies or external organisations and institutions, even abroad, which must provide students with professional and technical skills to be applied in the world of work and research.
Expert in the design, production and enhancement of online resources
- organisations, companies, enterprises and bodies working in the world of producing and designing web content;
- freelance professional designing and producing digital information resources, particularly in relation to humanities.
Expert in the digital management of cultural resources
- companies operating in the digital publishing sector;
- institutions that work to enhance cultural heritage;
- organisations, companies, enterprises and bodies that need to manage an information system;
- freelance professional dealing with cultural objects.
Public Humanities Expert
- web agencies;
- institutions that work to enhance cultural heritage;
- freelance professional in the context of dealing with cultural items.
Examination assessment and graduation
The educational activities include classroom teaching, workshops and internships, in order to acquire wide-ranging skills that can be readily transferable to the world of work.
During the whole university career, the various skills and knowledge acquired by students will be assessed through written and oral examinations.
The final examination consists of the presentation and public discussion of a written report or commentary on an application, prepared by the student under the guidance of their supervisor(s) assigned during their internship; the final examination will focus on a research and/or development project in the digital and/or public humanities and must be original and relevant from a scientific and/or application point of view.
The work must demonstrate advanced knowledge of the subject matter, critical thinking skills, an aptitude for working independently and good communication skills.
Access to further studies
Professional Master's Programmes (1st and 2nd level) and PhD programmes
Last update: 08/01/2021