BA (Hons) Digital Humanities and Information Technology

University College Cork

Course Overview

Graduates of UCC’s BA in Digital Humanities & Information Technology are uniquely balanced across the arts and computing, having studied interdisciplinary modules from Arts, Digital Humanities, and Computer Science.

This programme explores how computers can be used to study culture and society, and what it means to be a human in the age of machines. Students develop the practical technical skills necessary to succeed in the digital age, while also seeking to discover what is it to be human in the digital age, and how we might see ourselves and others as humanity becomes ever more connected by digital technology.

What you need to know

Where is the course located?

Cork City

What is the length of the course?

3 Years Full-time

When can I apply?

You can apply today

When does the course start?


Placement options

The optional third-year of this programme includes an opportunity for a work placement or study abroad.

Application Closing Date

Open for applications

Number of Places

Fees and Funding

Non-EU Tuition Fees

€ 16,080

Living Costs per year

€ 10,000

Application Fee

€ 60

Features and Benefits

  • This programme will be suited to students who are interested in applying digital technologies to arts and humanities research, be it in language, literature, philosophy, politics, geography or similar.
  • The faculty is comprised of internationally recognised experts in their respective fields, all of whom are experienced in teaching and research.
  • It is unique in its inherently interdisciplinary composition, allowing students to take a mix of modules from across Arts, Digital Humanities, and Computer Science.
  • This experience has been demonstrated nationally and internationally and will be delivered to you using a range of blended and engaging learning tools to foster student-centred, research-based learning.

Entry requirements

How to Apply

Once you are ready to start your application, please click on APPLY NOW

As part of your application, you will be required to submit:

  • Your academic history and transcripts (Actual and/or Predicted Grades)
  • Proof of English proficiency (typically IELTS or TOEFL scores)
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • A copy of your passport
  • Personal Statement
  • CV/Resume
  • Extra requests for certain courses

Minimum entry requirements


  • Example of high school qualifications that are considered for Year 1 entry are as follows:
    A-Level, IB Diploma, US Diploma, SAT, ACT, AP, ILC, HKDSE, STPM, CBSE, CISCE, ATAR, CAPE and NCEA.
  • If you have a different high school qualification you may have to apply for a foundation programme.


  • Students who do not meet entry requirements for Year 1 can apply for a foundation programme at most universities. Contact our counsellors for further details and advice on a suitable course for you.

English Requirements

Duolingo English Test (DET): DET score of 120 or better
Please note: Applicants scoring DET 110 or 115 will be required to sit a UCC Language Centre Skills Check before receiving an offer. Applicants presenting with one of these two scores should contact the UG EU Admissions Office directly by emailing admissions@ucc.ie.

UCC has approved the use of the Duolingo English Test (DET) as a temporary measure for the 2020 intake.

IELTS: College of Arts, Celtic Studies, and Social Sciences: All Programmes. 6.5 Minimum individual sections 5.5.
TOEFL: College of Arts, Celtic Studies, and Social Sciences: All Programmes

  • TOEFL 90: Listening 17; Reading 18; Speaking 20; Writing 17
    Pearson PTE Academic: College of Arts, Celtic Studies, and Social Sciences: All Programmes. 63 Minimum individual sections 51.”

Special Entry Requirements

Career Prospects

The BA in Digital Humanities & Information Technology equips its graduates to pursue careers in a range of industries, while also positioning them to pursue further studies in either arts or computing. Graduates of the Department of Digital Humanities at UCC have gone on to work in IT, education, heritage, journalism, technical writing, publishing, galleries, and design.