Digital Humanities (DH) are a field of knowledge that arises from the need to incorporate knowledge, resources and digital techniques in the profession and research of humanists. The systematic use of these technologies allows to enrich humanistic research and even to achieve results that are not possible using traditional means. Thus, the DHs represent a change not only in research methods and activities, but also in the analysis of the results and in their impact and visibility.
The official Master in Digital Humanities: Methods and Good Practices (MOHD, Spanish acronym) by UNED has the aim of offering graduates in humanistic and social fields a quality training that (1) enable them in their training as researchers, (2) allows them, where appropriate, to pursue doctoral studies, and (3) improve professional skills, providing them with specialized and useful knowledge and digital skills in current professions in the sector.
Graduates of this UNED master's degree will be able to devise, plan and put into practice projects that will serve as the basis for their future research or professional work. In addition, they will acquire specialized skills to face socio-cultural changes due to continuous technological evolution and will be able to take advantage of new resources to better perform their professional activity.
Finally, among the proposed master’s competencies are those that facilitate professional and personal performance in accordance with sustainability, in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their associate targets. From the beginning of the organization of the master's degree, capacities related to quantitative approximations based on data are incorporated, although not only, with the access and extraction of data, its processing and exploitation. The subjects on data visualization include approaches and resources oriented towards teaching and research initiation. Several optional subjects address very current and challenging topics in the DH and will allow the student to specialize in specific topics.