Studying Digital Humanities

Digital Humanities (DH) is an area of research concerned with the intersection of computing and the various disciplines of the Humanities. In Göttingen, DH is understood more broadly to also include the Social Sciences in teaching.

Why study Computer Science plus Humanities/Social Sciences?

With the digitization of all areas of life, computer science is becoming more and more important for the humanities and social sciences. Computer-based approaches can carry out existing tasks faster and more comprehensively, while exploring new research horizons. The blending of traditional research questions from the humanities and social sciences with the use of computer-based tools is the basis for the research area of "Digital Humanities".

Dual-Subject Bachelor of Arts

The dual-subject Bachelor of Arts offers the opportunity to study computer science plus one discipline within the humanities or social sciences. Each of the chosen subjects is equivalent in terms of required coursework. After six semesters of study and completion of the Bachelor's thesis, the student earns a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.). The individual combination of modules within the BA is composed individually by the student in consultation with the study advisors of computer science and humanities/social sciences.

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Post-graduate Courses

Depending on the chosen research focus during the Dual-subject BA, different follow-up Master’s Courses are offered:

  • Master of Education (M.Ed.): Teacher at Secondary Schools

Career Prospects

The combination of computer science and humanities/social sciences does not only provide a good foundation for further scientific research in the area of digital humanities, but it also prepares the students for a follow-up post-graduate course or several possible career paths. For instance, the competencies learned are essential in information analysis, academic libraries, and the digital and traditional publishing industries.


Prof. Dr. Caroline Sporleder

Göttingen Centre for Digital Humanities (GCDH)
Papendiek 16
37073 Göttingen

Phone: +49 551 39-21490

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