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Master of Arts in Digital Humanities and Societies

Master of Arts in Digital Humanities and Societies

A two-year program focusing on the study of digital technologies and their effect on aspects of human culture, with an emphasis on digital methods and trends and practices in digital culture.


Master of Arts in Digital Humanities and SocietiesThe MA in Digital Humanities and Societies is a two-year program that allows participants to study the Middle East’s digital cultures from a scholarly and applied perspective. 

Through the program, students are able to specialize as archival print scholars of Middle Eastern digital culture or as researchers trained to employ the powerful methodologies of the digital humanities to investigate practices, patterns and trends of digital culture.

The MA in Digital Humanities and Societies program welcomes applicants with an interest in digital cultures and digital humanities, including students who have recently graduated from an undergraduate program, entrepreneurs, project managers, and working specialists in IT, public relations, communications, libraries, media and cultural heritage backgrounds.

Graduates of the program are equipped to:


  • Contribute to cutting-edge theory and timely intellectual conversations about digital cultures in the Middle East and other regions.
  • Pursue careers in different fields such as higher education administration, library or cultural heritage organizations, research centers, communication, media and marketing firms, or digital start-ups.
  • Pursue advanced research at PhD level.


Ours is a unique program due to its cultural and regional focus, structure, and content. It is also the first program in the region to offer a multidisciplinary approach by exploring the links between arts, anthropology, sociology, media, communication, and urbanism, that all govern modern social interactions."

Dr. Amal Al MalkiFounding Dean, College of Humanities and Social Sciences


  • Students are taught by faculty members of CHSS, who are leading scholars and researchers in their fields, or by distinguished visiting professors.
  • Students are introduced to professional activity through an internship at world-renowned professional institutions locally or internationally.


A two-year, full-time program that requires 39 credits with three departmental core courses, three program core courses, three electives, an internship (or an independent research project), and a thesis. All courses are taught in English.