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Undertaking doctoral research allows you to develop in-depth knowledge, while making a meaningful contribution to your chosen field.

With guidance from our expert supervisors, you'll carry out extensive independent research culminating in a thesis of up to 100,000 words. 

Digital Humanities is an emerging field that has the potential to inform the development of transformative research in the humanities. It has become increasingly influential both as an academic field and as an area where the intersection of digital tools, methods and content can be seen in an interdisciplinary, transnational way.

Digital Humanities in the School of Advanced Study demonstrates the value of digital research to the wider humanities community and fulfils the School’s remit to promote and facilitate digitally-enabled research across the disciplines. It fosters interdisciplinarity and takes a proactive approach in setting the national agenda for Digital Humanities.

This degree presents the opportunity to gain expertise in your area of interest while also honing a range of transferable skills. On completing this course, you'll be well prepared for specialist career paths both within academia and beyond.


Subject Areas and Supervision

Recent digital research in the School has focused on:

  • The archived web (humanities)
  • Social media (modern languages and history)
  • The transnational comparison of parliamentary proceedings (history)
  • English literary heritage (English).
  • Digital cultural heritage
  • Multilingual approaches to digital research

Before submitting an application you are advised to contact a member of academic staff who has interests in your proposed field of study to discuss your proposal. A list of academic staff and their interests can be found here.

Funding Notes

Some or all of the PhD opportunities in this programme have funding attached. Applications for this programme are welcome from suitably qualified candidates worldwide. Funding may only be available to a limited set of nationalities and you should read the full programme details for further information.
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