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Digital Humanities


Program Information

What is Digital Humanities?

Digital Humanities (DH) is a rapidly growing field that capitalizes on advances in computation and digital technology to bring new perspectives to humanistic topics. Digital Humanities brings wide-ranging fields of inquiry together under a broad methodological domain for the digital study of cultural phenomena and promotes critical reflection on the effects that computational methods have on scholarship. As society’s relationship with the digital landscape continues to evolve, DH researchers at McGill are pioneering methodologies, developing digital tools, and setting the pace for DH scholarship.

What is the Ad Hoc MA program in DH?

The Department of Languages, Literatures & Cultures at McGill University offers a 2-year, thesis-based MA degree in Digital Humanities. The reason we call it "Ad hoc" is because of its flexible, interdisciplinary curriculum which allows students to take courses across faculties, departments, and disciplines to support their DH research objectives. Students in this program examine the theoretical and practical foundations for working in Digital Humanities, discussing core research questions, and receiving supervised training in requisite skills, such as coding, text mining, visual mapping, web analytics, and critical data analysis. Learn more about the Ad hoc MA program.

Please direct all questions concerning the program of study to the Graduate Program Director cecily.raynor [at] (Cecily Raynor).

For more information, please visit the webpage for McGill Digital Humanities.

Admissions Information

Deadline for Receipt of Completed Applications

Please note that incomplete applications (including letters of recommendation, testing scores (TOEFL, IELTS), transcripts, sample(s) of written work) by the application deadline will not be considered.

For Fall Admission: January 6 (Canadian/Permanent Resident/International).

For Winter Admission: September 15 (Canadian/Permanent Resident);

For Winter Admission: August 1 (International).

Special/Exchange/Visiting: As above

Application and Required Documents

  • Online application form, application fee, transcripts, a research statement, two letters of recommendation, and a writing sample. Please emphasize prior programming experience.
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) scores for non-native English applicants.

Contact Information

Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
McGill University
680 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, QC, Canada H3A 2M7

info.llcu [at] (Email)
Phone : (514) 398-3650





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