Course Overview

Digital Humanities proposals should include a strong digital component, either as a core method of research and dissemination, or as a subject of research in itself. Proposals may address any topic within Digital Humanities, including (but not limited to): archives & preservation; authorship attribution; classical studies; corpus analysis; crowdsourcing; historical studies; interdisciplinary collaboration; internet history; literary studies; natural language processing; ontologies; scholarly editing; stylistics and stylometry; text-mining; textual studies; visualisation. Previous DAH students have also worked closely with researchers at the Insight Centre for Data Analytics in Galway.

Digital Arts proposals may examine questions such as artistic practice informed by digital media; the intersection between artistic creativity and technological innovation; the impact of the digital on the form, structure and function of narrative. Proposals for practice-based doctorates are welcome as well as traditional academic formats.

Prospective applicants should identify and indicate potential supervisors for their research proposal: our Find a Supervisor/PhD portal is an excellent resource for this.

Programmes Available

PhD (full-time, four years)
PhD (part-time, six years)

Applications are made online via the University of Galway Postgraduate Applications System


Learning Outcomes

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements:

Entrants will be expected to have a first-class or upper second-class honours degree within a relevant discipline. Applicants proposing practice-based research should provide evidence of their work in the relevant area of practice.

Who’s Suited to This Course

Current research projects

Current funded research opportunity

Work Placement

Related Student Organisations

Career Opportunities

Find a Supervisor / PhD Project

If you are still looking for a potential supervisor or PhD project or would like to identify the key research interests of our academic staff and researchers, you can use our online portal to help in that search

Research Areas

Areas of interest include all disciplines within the College of Arts, Social Sciences & Celtic Studies

Researcher Profiles

The programme covers all disciplines within the College of Arts; check the research website and the College of Arts, Social Science, and Celtic Studies website to see the research interests of potential supervisors.   

Course Fees

Fees: EU

€5,026 p.a. (€5,166 including levy) 2024/25

Fees: Non EU

€14,500 p.a. (€14,640 including levy) 2024/25

Extra Information


EU Part time: Year 1 €4,250 p.a. (€4,390 including levy) 2024/25

All students, irrespective of funding, must pay the student levy €140.

Contact Us

Find out more:

Professor Daniel Carey
T: +353 91 493 904

Dr Justin Tonra
T: +353 91 492 566

Martha Shaughnessy, 
Development Manager, 
Moore Institute for Research in the Humanities & Social Studies, 
Room 2002, Floor 2, Hardiman Research Building, 
University of Galway
T: +353 91 493 902