Post-Digital Humanities MA 2020/21 entry

Course code:

AHT019

Study options:

1 year full-time

 

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2020

 

Fees:
Faculty:

Faculty of Arts and Humanities


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Course code:

AHT019

Study options:

1 year full-time

 

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2020

 

Fees:
Faculty:

Faculty of Arts and Humanities


Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 4321
Request information

Course code:

AHT019

Study options:

1 year full-time

 

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2020

 

Fees:
Faculty:

Faculty of Arts and Humanities


Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 4321
Request information

Overview

The MA Post-Digital Humanities course is a new, innovative and inter-disciplinary course which combines humanist enquiry with digital media expression. It aims to focus on the creative application of Humanities-inspired critical thinking to real world challenges.

It emphasises collaboration, co-created learning and fosters new and progressive pedagogical methodologies which will inculcate a broad range of distinct employability skills which look not just to the present but to the future. The MA Post-Digital Humanities course explores the relationship created by emerging technologies (digital) and the real world (analogue) which defines everyday lived experiences. This course will provide students with an opportunity to explore the connection between the digital and the analogue, applying intellectual skills fostered in the humanities in a creative environment which takes advantage of the opportunities created by immersive media technologies. Students of history, sociology, international relations, politics, and literature will have an opportunity to explore and express their ideas in creative, disruptive ways.

Why Coventry University?

An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.

To ensure an optimised and continual student experience, the university may deliver certain contact hours and assessments via emerging online technologies and methods across all courses. For courses due to start in September 2020, in light of Covid-19, we are currently preparing for courses to be delivered in a variety of forms, subject to Government and Public Health guidance. Whether on campus or online, our key priority will be staff and student safety.

Global ready

An international outlook, with global opportunities

Employability

Career-ready graduates, with the skills to succeed

Student experience

All the support you need, in a top student city

Course information

The MA Post-Digital Humanities course is a new, innovative and inter-disciplinary course which combines humanist enquiry with digital media expression. It aims to focus on the creative application of Humanities-inspired critical thinking to real world challenges. It emphasises collaboration, co-created learning and fosters new and progressive pedagogical methodologies which will inculcate a broad range of distinct employability skills which look not just to the present but to the future.

The MA Post-Digital course explores the relationship created by emerging technologies (digital) and the real world (analogue) which defines everyday lived experiences. This course will provide students with an opportunity to explore the connection between the digital and the analogue, applying intellectual skills fostered in the humanities in a creative environment which takes advantage of the opportunities created by immersive media technologies. Students of history, sociology, international relations, politics and literature will have an opportunity to explore and express their ideas in creative, disruptive ways.

This is a course which aims to champion the way Coventry approaches higher education, offering a new and exciting opportunity for further study for new and existing students. The course is structured around two 60 credit modules which are rooted in the idea of assessment as learning, students will have three summative pieces of assessment in each of these two modules but these will be informed by an educational strategy conditioned by continuous formative assessments to encourage engagement, learning and success. It sees assessment as learning whereby course level learning of formative tasks – such as weekly presentation of images and short videos – allowing learners the opportunity to demonstrate their understanding.

Modules

Overview

This course will be built around a studio-based learning experience designed to empower students to engage in continuous, collaborative, creative work which will allow them the chance to express the core intellectual ideas of the humanities in new ways. The course will offer students an opportunity to produce work which result in real world outcomes, such as publication in our online, digital journal. Students will have the opportunity to co-create their own learning experience, working collaboratively to shape their degrees and determine the intellectual focus of their work. They will have the chance to work to communicate complex academic ideas to the outside world, bridging the analogue world of research to the wider world through digital, online, and offline spaces.

Modules

  • Digital Histories

  • Analogue Cultures

  • Disrupting the Self

  • Redefining Society

  • Final Project

  • Global Professional Development

We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated.

In more detail...

  • Develop a range of interdisciplinary skills which upon successful completion will allow you to pursue a wide range of potential future career options.
  • The MA Post-Digital Humanities course is a new, innovative and inter-disciplinary course which combines humanist enquiry with digital media expression.
  • It aims to focus on the creative application of Humanities-inspired critical thinking to real world challenges.
  •  Global Human societies
  • Societal development
  • Cultural evolution
  • Digital History
  • International Relations in action
  •  Digital communication
  •  Event Curation
  •  Environmentalism
  • Post-Digital

 

In Semester one you will take part in the module ‘Digital Histories, Analogue Cultures’. This module aims to help you to appreciate the uncertainty surrounding our understanding of human societies and the ways in which the present is shaped by past cultural experience. Students will consider how emerging digital spaces have shaped off-line discourses, resulting in the re-contextualisation of both contemporary and historic narratives in the process. This module will pay particular attention to the ways in which emergent technologies have reshaped traditional modes of knowledge transfer. As one of the most traditional subjects, history in the digital age is a particularly relevant topic which will allow students to explore digital cultures and their impact on the construction of identities.

In semester two you will take part in the module ‘Humanism vs the Algorithm: The Battle for the 21st Century’. This module aims to challenge students to question the fundamental basis of the humanities, exploring how digital technologies pose a threat to human dominance as the central source of power and authority in the world. It will also ask students to think critically about the nature of the self in a society increasingly dominated by digital interactions. Students will be encouraged to pay particular attention to the ways in which debates about environmental change, anthropocentrism, and climate change, for example, shape the future of life on earth or speculatively in the development of new societies on newly colonised planets. Further, the humanities is dominated by skeuomorphic methods of textual study. Essays are written on a screen that looks like an A4 page; we upload it using an illustrated paperclip. They are consumed like traditional academic papers and prose in the age of blogs, apps, comment and opinion in digital spaces where they are in danger of becoming anachronistic. This module will encourage students to consider the ways in which new media platforms and media have and continue to disrupt ideas towards gender, race, and environment and to harness those platforms to develop trans-media projects.

This is a full time master’s course taught over the course of one year. Your course will be taught through a combination of formal lectures, seminars, tutorials, self-directed study, computer-based workshops, and the use of statistical/econometric software (such as SPSS and Oxmetrics). Our team of Progress Coaches will be available for advice throughout your time on the course.

You will typically have access to daily contact with your lecturers and tutors who will set weekly targets which you will work towards over the course of each semester, allowing you to quickly develop a portfolio of materials and experience. Please note that staff are subject to change.

You will be assessed through a variety of different coursework types, ranging from presentations to digital content production and video essays.

You will usually have regular daily contact sessions with your course tutors in semesters one and two, with independent learning and one-on-one final project supervision occurring in semester three.

The contact hours may be made up of a combination of face-to-face teaching, individual and group tutorials, and online classes and tutorials.

As an innovative and enterprising institution, the University may seek to utilise emerging technologies within the student experience. For all courses (whether on-campus, blended, or distance learning), the University may deliver certain contact hours and assessments via online technologies and methods.

Field trip opportunities will be available to participants on this course, as will Collaborative Online International Learning experiences.

Global ready

Did you know we help more students travel internationally than any other UK university according to data from the experts in higher education data and analysis, HESA?

In 2016/17, we were able to provide a total of 3,482 student experiences abroad that lasted at least five.

Much of this travel is made possible through our Global Leaders Programme, which enables students to prepare for the challenges of the global employment market, as well as strengthening and developing their broader personal and professional skills.

Explore our international experiences

1st for

international experiences

Sending more students overseas than any other UK uni (HESA 2016/17)


3,482

Student experiences

The number of student trips abroad for at least 5 days in 2016/17


21,000

and counting

The number of students we’ve helped travel internationally so far

12

global programmes

As well as trips, we offer other opportunities like language courses


Entry Requirements

An undergraduate degree with a 2:1 or higher.

An undergraduate degree with a 2:1 or higher.

English as a Foreign Language This course requires IELTS of 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6 in writing and at least 5.5 in each component. Pre-sessional English is available if required.

Our International Student Hub offers information on entry requirements for your country, as well as contact details for agents and representatives should you need more advice.

More detail

An undergraduate degree with a 2:1 or higher.

English as a Foreign Language This course requires IELTS of 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6 in writing and at least 5.5 in each component. Pre-sessional English is available if required.

Our International Student Hub offers information on entry requirements for your country, as well as contact details for agents and representatives should you need more advice.

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Tuition Fees

We pride ourselves on offering competitive tuition fees which we review on an annual basis and offer a wide range of scholarships to support students with their studies. Course fees are calculated on the basis of what it costs to teach each course and we aim for total financial transparency.

Starts

Fee


September 2020

£9,200 (per year)


UK Scholarships

If you're a truly outstanding undergraduate candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship. Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional sports achievement and academic excellence.

Starts

Fee


September 2020

£9,200 (per year)


Scholarships

If you're a truly exceptional candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship. Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional achievement and academic excellence.

Starts

Fee


September 2020

£14,700 (per year)


Scholarships

If you're a truly exceptional candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship. Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional achievement and academic excellence.

Optional field trips will incur an additional cost. This course may incur additional costs associated with any field trips, placements or work experience, study opportunities or any other opportunity (whether required or optional), which could include (but is not limited to) travel, accommodation, activities and visas.

EU student fees

EU nationals starting in the 2020/21 academic year remain eligible for the same fees as home students and the same financial support. Financial support comes from Student Finance England, and covers undergraduate and postgraduate study for the duration of their course, providing they meet the residency requirement.

For tuition fee loans
EU nationals starting in the 2020/21 academic year must have resided in the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland for the three years prior to the start of their course. The purpose of that three year residency should not have been mainly for the purpose of receiving full time education.

For maintenance loans
EU nationals starting in the 2020/21 academic year must have resided in the UK and Islands for the five years prior to the start of their course. The purpose of that five year residency should not have been mainly for the purpose of receiving full time education.

Career prospects

Graduate Immigration Route visa

Based on current information from the UK Government, international students whose study extends beyond summer 2021 may be eligible for a visa under the UK Government’s Graduate Immigration Route, which will enable students to stay and work, or look for work, in the UK at any skill level for up to two (2) years. Check the most up to date guidance available to check your eligibility and any updates from the UK Government before making an application or enrolment decision.

Students graduating from this course should be able to pursue a range of potential graduate career options in fields such as:

  • Digital Publishing and Media Production
  • Event and Project Management
  • Campaign Management and Design
  • Communications and Public Relations
  • Journalism and Social Activism
  • Marketing and Progressive Communication
  • Innovative Academics
  • Research and Research Application
  • Curation in Digital and Physical Spaces
  • Governmental and Trans-Governmental Organisations
  • NGOs and IGOs
  • Business Leadership
  • Independent Enterprise
Disclaimer

By accepting your offer of a place and enrolling with us, a Student Contract will be formed between you and the university. A copy of the 2020/21 Contract can be found here. The Contract details your rights and the obligations you will be bound by during your time as a student and contains the obligations that the University will owe to you. You should read the Contract before you accept an offer of a place and before you enrol at the university.

The tuition fee for the course that is stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus for the first year of study will apply. We will review our tuition fees each year. For UK and EU students, if Parliament permit an increase in tuition fees, we may increase fees for each subsequent year of study in line with any such changes. Note that any increase is expected to be in line with inflation. Following the UK’s exit from the European Union, EU students should be aware that there may be a change to UK laws following the UK’s exit, this may change their student status, their eligibility to study part time, and/or their eligibility for student finance. We will act in accordance with the UK’s laws in force in relation to student tuition fees and finance from time to time.

For International students the tuition fee that is stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus for the first year of study will apply. We will review our tuition fees each year. For international students, we may increase fees for each subsequent year of study but such increases will be no more than 5% above inflation.