Application Info

Applications for the MPhil in Digital Humanities and Culture are accepted from all disciplines of the humanities and computer science. Students may apply to do the course full time or part time. Full time students compete the course in one year. Part time students do all their coursework in year I and the dissertation in year II.

The closing date for this MPhil is 31 March 2014.  Late applications will be considered after the closing date if places are available.

What qualifications do I need to apply? You should have a good honors degree (at least an upper second, or a GPA of at least 3.3 in any of the disciplines of the humanities). A critical writing sample is also required (3,000-5,000 words). This sample does not have to be in the area of digital humanities. For those shortlisted for the course, there will also be an interview.  Applications are also welcome from professionals in the library and cultural heritage sectors.

How to Apply: Application is made through, not the School of English. Students wishing to find out more about the application process should follow this link to the college’s Graduate Studies page and follow the instructions listed there. Please consult this site as well as the links to Graduate Studies link provided above (in particular those pages pertaining to applicants for taught Masters) before emailing a course director as many of the FAQs regarding fees, deadline and applications procedures are answered there.  The course director can be contacted by writing to Dr. Mark Sweetnam at the School of English, Trinity College Dublin or by emailing sweetnam[at]

The course code for the M.Phil. in Digital Humanities and Culture (1yr/Ft) is 693

The course code for M.Phil. in Digital Humanities and Culture (2yrs/Pt) is 692

All students are required to have their own laptops for this MPhil.