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MSc in Digital Humanities


The MSc in Digital Humanities, a collaborative program by the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, the University of Cyprus, and the ATHENA Research Center, focuses on the critical role of Digital Humanities in safeguarding cultural heritage. It aims to profoundly support the study of the Humanities, Cultural Heritage, and Assistive Technologies utilizing innovative methods and tools developed within the frame of Digital Humanities. 

It includes four specializations:

  • Data Analytics for Humanities
  • 3D Technologies
  • Augmented Textual Studies
  • Geographic Information Systems

The duration of study is three (3) academic semesters.

The Curriculum includes two (2) semesters dedicated to courses. This foundational coursework, requiring successful completion, equates to 30 ECTS per semester.

The final semester is devoted entirely to the preparation of the MSc Thesis, a significant research project that allows students to delve deeply into a topic of their choice within their specialization. Supervised by a faculty member, this thesis work is also valued at 30 ECTS, culminating in a total of 90 ECTS for the entire program.

The language of instruction is Greek and/or English.

The program structure also provides students with both the theoretical knowledge and practical skills needed in their field, together with a range of career opportunities in academia, research, cultural heritage, and beyond.

An innovative program that offers in-depth knowledge and expertise in the field of Digital Humanities (DH), designed for experts and enthousiasts in Philology, Archaeology, History, Philosophy, Informatics, and Archival, Library and Information Studies, among others. The program is provided by the following three partners:

    Educational Objectives

    • Master Digital Tools

    Gain proficiency in leading digital tools used globally across Museums, Libraries, Archives, and in the vibrant worlds of Multimedia

    • GIS Expertise

    Learn to leverage Geographical Information Systems (GIS) for innovative research

    • Programming Foundations

    Build essential programming skills tailored for a digital era 

    • Language Mastery

    Dive into the essentials of Natural Language, Text, Handwritten Resources, and Markup Languages, becoming an adept specialist

    • Data Science skils

    Embrace the methodology behind Data Sciences, unlocking new perspectives in research

    • Database Design and Digital Curation

    Design and customize Databases and Data Repositories appropriate to the depands of your work and research, curating and managing digital data, repositories, and ensuring longevity and accessibility

    • 3D Technologies

    Explore 3D technologies to bring Historical Objects, Monuments, and Landscapes to virtual life

    • Digital Modelling

    Craft digital models, breathing digital life into Cultural and Historical Artefacts

    Career and Opportunities

    • Editing and Publishing

    Forge a path in the dynamic world of editing and publishing, where digital innovation meets traditional methods, dive into content creation, and multimedia storytelling, shaping the future of how we consume literature and academic works.

    • NLP Processing

    Step into the cutting-edge field of Natural Language Processing (NLP), a cornerstone of Artificial Intelligence that powers everything from voice assistants to content analysis tools; transform vast amounts of text into structured data, and contribute to the development of technologies that understand, interpret, and generate human languages

    • Cultural Heritage

    Make a lasting impact on cultural discovery, preservation and interpretation through digital technologies, engage in the digital transformation of Museums, Archives, and Historical sites, bringing the richness of the past to the global audience of the digital age, and specialize in digitizing artifacts, creating virtual tours, or developing interactive educational resources that bridge history and technology