Master Digital Humanities

Domain: Cultures, territories and plural societies in the Indian Ocean


ECTS credits


level of studies
at the end of training

Baccalaureate +5

Teaching locations

Saint-Denis – Site of the University Technology Park

Type of training : Master

Training regime: Continuing training, work-study training

Training summary

In collaboration between the Indian Oceanic Digital Institute of the university and the Center for Digital Humanities of the University of Mascareignes (UdM).

This Master is aimed at students in human and social sciences (in information-communication, literature, history, etc.), computer science, economics, management. It offers theoretical and practical knowledge in the fields of IT, arts and human sciences to integrate the research sectors (digitization, management and analysis of databases, inventory, transmission of results, etc.), cultural industries and creative, teaching, access to new digital creation professions within organizations.

Training aims

The training provided covers the essential scientific and technical knowledge and skills to be acquired in the field of IT, culture and the humanities. It must enable graduates to access higher studies at Doctorate level or to positions in public or private organizations. The training offers the discovery of the cultural and creative industries and the challenges of their development. It also allows you to understand technological advances in the cultural and creative industries, particularly in terms of programming, algorithms, computer networks and databases, and to develop project management skills.

Advantages of the training

The Master in Continuing Education provides innovative teaching through its online courses and on-site groups. Online teaching offers the opportunity to combine the experiences of international experts. The tools offered by the Moodle platforms, webinars and web TV programs provide multimodal teaching allowing you to understand the lessons taught at your own pace. The on-site groups are organized in the form of research seminars allowing discovery of the scientific environment for pursuing a doctorate. Other groups also offer to take stock of online teaching by working in groups on projects. The work-study program offered within an organization is an asset for acquiring professional experience during the two years of the master's degree.

The partnership between the University of Reunion and the Mascarenes makes it possible to obtain a master's degree in co-degree (French and Mauritian)

Targeted skills

Train specialists capable of

  • Master the strategies of the cultural and creative industries and the development challenges of the sector

  • Develop their critical thinking and their scientific and technical writing skills,

  • Analyze the ethical issues of new technologies (e.g. artificial intelligence),

  • Collaborate on projects (e.g. text analysis)

  • Master the necessary IT knowledge (programming, algorithms, computer networks and databases) and implement the different skills acquired during their two years of Master's degree.

  • Mobilize their project management skills

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Summary of lessons by course

EU 1 and EU 4 offer knowledge on the legal, economic and cultural environment of digital humanities and its sectors of activity (new media, cultural industries), on communication and writing strategies such as storytelling.

EU 2: provides knowledge around the design of attractive websites compatible with different browsers and in programming

EU 3 and EU 5: address the approaches to the design of information systems and knowledge, project management and the establishment of research seminars for the writing of a research dissertation


Learners have the choice between a 16-week internship in a company or the creation of their own start-up. The internship report will be written in English or French. The defense of the internship will be done in front of a panel including professionals and lecturers, in English and/or French.

Learners must complete a dissertation, which is divided into 2 parts: the first part is submitted in M1 and the final work in M2. The defense will be done in front of a panel including lecturers internal and external to the UR/UdM

Specific devices

The implementation of work-study contracts will be supported by the DFTLV and the CFAUR at the University of Reunion

Conditions of access to training

The Master in Digital Humanities follows the LMD system and lasts two years.

The Indian Oceanic Digital Institute (IIN) of the University of Reunion and the Center for Digital Humanities (CDH) of the UdM welcomes those with a BAC+3/License in all sectors to enroll in a Master's program 1:

  • License/BAC+3 or equivalent

  • The application file must be completed.

  • A very good command of English and French is required.

Master 2: Success in Master 1

The IIN and the CDH reserve the right to request language proficiency tests.

Continuing Studies

Access to higher education at doctoral level

Career opportunities

High-level executives specialized in both human sciences and computer science studies brought to work within public or private companies:

- Assistant for the promotion or digital development of territories

- Responsible for production or valorization of data and digital uses

- Digital project manager

- Digital, cultural and heritage development manager

- Digital mediator

- Engineer in digital humanities

- Digital communications manager

- Editorial webmaster

- Data Journalist

- Data scientist

- Statistical studies manager

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