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Objectives and skills

The main objective of this master’s degree is to train graduates from various degrees in humanities and social sciences disciplines in methods, activities and good practices of Digital Humanities (DH) by learning basic aspects of applications and digital resources that can be useful in their future research.or work projects.

It seeks to educate students in fundamental processes for DH. Training in how to extract and generate knowledge with innovative methods and activities linked to the digital treatment and interpretation of humanistic data and always applying good practices is essential. It is also intended that students can adopt a reflective and critical, humanistic attitude about their own practice.

This master's degree is intended and designed for graduates in humanities or social sciences disciplines, who do not need to have a previous deep computer knowledge beyond a minimum that is usually given by daily experience in the use of technology. The intention is to show the possibilities offered by digital technologies in this multidisciplinary field when addressing projects and research. The technology is available through web applications and programs. To use them, it is necessary to become familiar with their algorithms, functions and theoretical-practical foundations, based on previous activities and real projects. For example, some statistical models, data mining or, more specifically, the extraction of terminology in multimedia texts or not, the construction of domain ontologies, personalized analysis of document collections, etc. will be presented.

The master's degree also aims to cover the theoretical dimension and the main concepts of DH, as well as the different processes that can be carried out in a digital humanistic project. For this reason, the compulsory subjects cover the process of accessing and extracting data, analysis and management of the data, as well as its subsequent visualization and its publication and dissemination, with a cross-cutting programming subject and complemented with optional subjects that address more specific topics, such as big data, geo-positioning, or the semantic web, among others.

The presentation of the contents of the subjects will be carried out with a theoretical-practical approach based on successful cases of projects in DH. In addition, the practical approach of the degree will be focused on professional practice, and the design and development of projects of special interest to students.


CC6 - Possess and understand knowledge that provides a basis or opportunity to be original in the development and/or application of ideas, often in a research context.

CC7 - That students know how to apply acquired knowledge and problem-solving skills in new or unfamiliar environments within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to their area of study.

CC8 - That students are able to integrate knowledge and face the complexity of making judgments based on information that, being incomplete or limited, includes reflections on the social and ethical responsibilities linked to the application of their knowledge and judgments.

CC9 - That students know how to communicate their conclusions and the ultimate knowledge and reasons that support them to specialized and non-specialized audiences in a clear and unambiguous way.

CC10 - That students acquire the learning skills that will enable them to continue studying in a way that will be largely self-directed or autonomous.


GC1 - Manage the work in multidisciplinary teams dedicated to the field of digital humanities efficiently, addressing potential conflicts in a constructive manner.

GC2 - Know and identify new techniques and digital tools for use in professional practice and research in the field of digital humanities.

GC3 - Describe and apply technologies for the management and organization of information and documentation in the field of digital humanities.


SC1 - To critically analyze the participation of the humanities in the digitized society in order to promote its dissemination.

SC2 - To know the current regulations and good practices regarding the authorship, use, reproduction and dissemination of digital objects in the field of digital humanities in order to know how to apply them.

SC3 - Analyze and formalize information with digital tools in the field of digital humanities.

SC4 - Knowing different ways of managing digital heritage of interest to the humanities.

SC5 - Develop original and innovative applications or projects in the field of digital humanities of a professional and research nature.

SC6 - Design and carry out an original work in the field of digital humanities.

SC7 - Apply digital technologies in the treatment and preservation of data of different types in the field of digital humanities.

SC8 - Know and know how to apply different techniques and types of representation of digital data and the result of their analysis, in the field of digital humanities.

SC9 - Use databases, archives and online documentary centers for consultation and application to an original and own analysis in the field of digital humanities.

SC10 - To exploit textual corpora (structured or unstructured) of interest to the humanities.

SC11 - Knowing the fundamentals of logical reasoning for the development and exploration of ontologies and computable models in the field of digital humanities.

SC12 - Apply information storage and search techniques for its analysis and visualization in maps and the integration of contents in different use cases related to digital humanities.

SC13 - Present and defend to an expert audience a work or project in the field of digital humanities.