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  • 48 months
The Digital Arts and Humanities PhD at An Foras Feasa, NUI Maynooth University is part of the structured PhD programme funded by PRTLI 5 in a consortium comprising National University of Ireland Maynooth, National University of Ireland Galway, Trinity College Dublin and University College Cork.
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Digital Arts and Humanities PhD at Maynooth University is a four-year structured doctoral research-training programme designed to enable students to carry out research in the arts and humanities at the highest level using new media and computer technologies. The ever-evolving developments in computing and their performative and analytical implications have brought about a quantum leap in arts and humanities research and practice. Digital Arts and Humanities is a field of study, research, teaching, and invention at the intersection of computing and information management with the arts and humanities. The DAH Structured PhD programme creates the research platform, the structures, partnerships  and innovation models by which fourthlevel researchers can engage with a wide range of stakeholders in order to contribute to the developing digital arts and humanities community worldwide, as participants and as leaders. DAH promotes advanced practical and academic research in the application of new media and computer technologies, and works with industry partners and cultural institutions to ensure knowledge exchange and career development.

DAH at NUI Maynooth

DAH students at NUI Maynooth are part of An Foras Feasa’s research institute which has state-of-the-art research and teaching facilities in the university’s newly-opened Iontas building and a dynamic postgraduate community. Students participate in a collaborative Structured PhD Programme with co-registration in An Foras Feasa and a participating academic department (e.g. English, Music, Media Studies, History, Celtic Studies, Modern Languages). An Foras Feasa specialises in the integration of  humanities research with information and communications technologies; particular research strengths in the Institute and its partner departments include digital imaging, digital critical editions, data modeling, digital archives and repository development, humanities computing, software engineering, music technology and multimedia.


This structured doctoral programme is geared towards students acquiring first-class professional skills which will allow them to develop an expertise in the the field of digital arts and humanities.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Professional Certificate in Postgraduate Teaching & Learning : Tutors & Demonstrators
  • Creative Interactive Computing
  • Media Archives
  • Digital Humanities: Theory and Practice
  • Modelling Humanities Data
  • Digital Scholarly Editing
  • Digital Heritage: Theories, Methods and Challenges
  • 3d Modelling, Analysis and Interpretation of Three-dimensional Spaces
  • Introduction to Text Analysis
  • Advanced Communication Skills (Conference Presentation)
  • Advanced Communication Skills (Publication)

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • Copy of birth certificate or valid passport
  • Official University Academic Transcripts which include name, title of degree, date of conferring and the name of degree awarding body. Non-Maynooth University applicants who are currently completing undergraduate/postgraduate programmes and have not as yet completed final exams should submit certified copies of academic transcripts with details of subjects studied and results to date as soon as possible after applying online. 
  • Note: Documents, other than those in Irish, English or Latin, must be accompanied by an official translation into English.
  • Two referees reports (addressing their potential for postgraduate study).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14000 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6350 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6350 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Maynooth

  • 650 - 1000 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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