Digitisation in Culture and Heritage

With the same structure as the MA Data Intelligence in Culture and Heritage, this master’s degree programme in humanities and digital sciences (CESR/Laboratory of Fundamental and Applied Information Technology) provides students with the necessary knowledge and skills to meet significant needs and high expectations of cultural, heritage and tourist industries in the field of digital mediation.

It also offers students the opportunity to gain and/or develop historical and critical methodology (closely linked to the History, Civilisation, Heritage degree course) as well as master software tools for the organisation, distribution, mediation and digital mediatisation of data: databases, programming, multimedia development, visualisation and interaction tools, virtual and augmented reality, communication and social networks, e-learning and educational engineering, contextualisation and digital mediation project design and management.

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Master 1

First semester

  1. Common HCP and HN degrees core courses: General course introduction: Research, Heritage and Digitisation (16 hours)
  2. Introduction to Digital Humanities (36 hours)
  3. Acquisition, processing and archiving of multimedia and textual data (60 hours)
  4. English (18 hours TD)
  5. Capacity-building module 1: A choice between HCP and Information Technology (60 hours)
  6. Capacity-building module 2: A choice between HCP and Information Technology (40 hours)

Second semester

  1. Common HN degree core courses: Knowledge interoperability and engineering (60 hours)
  2. English (18 hours TD)
  3. Capacity-building module 3: A choice between HCP and Information Technology (40 hours)
  4. Group projects in Digital Humanities: from design to production (68 hours)
  5. Professional training module (10 hours)

Master 2

First semester

  1. English (18 hours TD)
  2. Multimedia development and virtual environments (60 hours)
  3. Visualisation tools and interactions (60 hours)
  4. Communication, e-learning (40 hours)
  5. Capacity-building module 4: A choice between HCP and Information Technology (60 hours)

Second semester

  1. English (18 hours TD)
  2. Heritage Law & Management (36 hours)
  3. Internship and internship report
  4. Professional training module (10 hours)

Recommended Licenses

The training is suitable for students with a Bachelor degree in Humanities or ingineering sciences , having a regular digital practice.


Composition of the application file

Official transcript of bachelor, and master 1 for the entry in master 2, CV (without photo), Letter of motivation (with precision on the research project and professional, specific motivation for the envisaged training, quality of the expression)

Recruitment Criteria

Analysis of the application file and possible interview


Registration Period :

From April 23 to May 25, 2018


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Program supervisor : David Fiala
master.mncp@univ-tours.fr