Master of Arts (MA) in Digital Humanities

Student testimonial (in French)


General content

This 120-credit Master’s course, offered jointly by the Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences and Faculty of Theology and Sciences of Religions, offers an interdisciplinary approach to theoretical and methodological knowledge aimed at developing an informed and critical view of the uses of digital technologies and the discourse associated with them, alongside the IT skills appropriate for the needs of the human and social sciences. The knowledge and know-how gained during the course include a reflection on the issues of digital cultures in a disciplinary pathway.

Practical information

Faculty of Arts
Faculty of Social and Political Sciences
Faculty of Theology and Sciences of Religions

Degree awarded
Master of Arts (MA) in Digital Humanities

ECTS credits

4 semesters

Teaching language
French. Recommended level: C1.

Admission requirements
The candidate must be a holder of a Bachelor of Arts, a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, a Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences, a Bachelor of Arts in the Study of Religions or a Bachelor of Theology of the University of Lausanne, or a title judged to be equivalent; he or she must continue at Master’s level with the discipline(s) studied during the Bachelor’s course for a minimum of 60 credits.
If you do not fulfil these requirements, please submit an application to the Admissions Service to check your eligibility.

Enrolment and final dates
It is possible to start the programme of the Master of Arts degree in either the Autumn or the Spring semesters.
Applications to be submitted before 30 April (autumn semester) or 30 November (spring semester) to the Admissions Office:

Candidates needing a visa to study in Switzerland must apply for enrolment at least two months prior to the deadlines indicated above.

More information
Course description

Career prospects

The knowledge acquired in the field of digital humanities is an advantage in numerous areas of the labour market, from research (digitisation, data management and analysis, inventory, communication of results, etc.), publishing, advertising, communication, journalism, heritage conservation organisations (collection, cataloguing, visualisation, virtual museums, etc.), arts, cultural mediation, teaching (pedagogical tools, raising civic awareness, media training, images and information technology and communication), and sociology (analysis of social practices on the internet and in advertising, measurement and accounting tools, communicating and creating a collective memory, etc.). Engaging in dialogue with IT specialists has become a central issue in project management in all these areas.

The course, which includes a number of optional classes delivered at EPFL, gives you the basis for this dialogue and gives you the opportunity to use your knowledge in an innovative way that reflects the concerns of the contemporary environment.

Subject to changes.
The French version prevails. Only the official texts should be considered binding.
Last update: 13 March 2024

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