Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs before starting to study

Here those interested in a Digital Humanities degree in Stuttgart can find answers to frequently asked questions.

Admission requirements are a grade average of 2.5 or better and a BA degree in a subject from the Humanities that can be taken at the University of Stuttgart, i.e. Philosophy, History, Art History, History of Science and Technology, Linguistics, English, Romance studies OR German studies.

We assume that you have little or no IT knowledge. You will learn all the important basics in the first semester. If you want to prepare yourself, the best way to do so is by taking a look at a programming language. Python is the programming language used by us and is standard in DH. You can take online courses in advance such as those offered by coursera or codecademy. Some universities also offer software carpentry courses in which Python is taught - perhaps your BA university is one of them.

No, only BA degrees in the Humanities can be considered for admission. As you are studying to consolidate your knowledge of Humanities, your degree must also be able compatible with the subjects offered in Stuttgart. This means that fundamentals in Philosophy, History, Art History, History of Science and Technology, Linguistics, English, Romance studies OR German studies must be present.

We are very happy about students from as many different fields of the Humanities as possible. If you have not yet studied any of the typical humanities at the University of Stuttgart, but can demonstrate basic knowledge in one of the subjects, then attend courses at the Master’s level in this subject (Philosophy, History, Art History, History of Science and Technology, Linguistics, English, Romance Studies OR German Studies) in the Humanities in-depth study block.

Ideally, in the summer semester you should only take courses from the in-depth compulsory elective modules [120] in the Humanities. In the winter semester, you start with the modules recommended for the first semester, i.e. Theoretical and Computer Science Fundamentals for the Digital Humanities, Methods of Machine Language Processing, programming course, Digital Humanities in the Humanities. In the summer semester that follows, you complete your project work. These courses and modules give you the tools you need to complete the remaining modules in any order. Please note, however, that not all courses are offered every semester.

Congratulations! If you would like to take a degree in Digital Humanities, then accept your place of study via C@MPUS. In all other cases, it is important that you turn down your place. This enables us to gear our planning more precisely to the number of first-year students. 

Contact us

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Peggy Bockwinkel

Manager Study Program / Academic Staff

 

Kerstin Dorner

Secretary

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Malte Heckelen

Responsible for Website Management / Academic Staff, Department Digital Humanities

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