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Call for applications A.Y. 2017/18 

Admission requirements: application guidelines and application form.

Application to the international
second cycle degree programme / 2-year Master (120 ECTS) 

 Digital Humanities and Digital Knowledge (DHDK)

Second cycle degree class: LM-43
(referring to the Italian academic system)
 

Academic Year 2017/18

The second cycle degree/Master programme in “Digital Humanities and Digital Knowledge” (DHDK) is a 2-year (120 ECTS credits) free access degree programme with assessment of personal competencies and skills.

The international degree programme offers a cross-disciplinary curriculum designed to foster close connections between Humanities and Computer Science. It is divided into three macro areas of learning: Computer Science; Literature, Linguistics, History, Culture and Arts in the digital context; Complementary (Management and Organization, Law and Digital Methods, Communication and Social Media).

AVAILABLE POSITIONS FOR THE PROGRAMME

Non EU applicants: 50 positions
EU applicants: without limitation

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Candidates are expected to be familiar with the basic topics in computer science (especially with principles related to the Word Wide Web) and humanities (literary and linguistic basic skills) and to have a knowledge of the theories and the methods in the Digital Humanities domain; they must own aptitude to computational techniques; they need to have the language competences required to understand teaching materials and texts, also specialized, in the English language.

To be eligible for admission, candidates must [1]:

1- hold a first cycle degree, or an equivalent degree achieved in another educational system, in one of the following classes (only for students who obtained their degree in the Italian academic system – in case of foreign qualification see footnote 1):

L‐1 BENI CULTURALI (CULTURAL HERITAGE);
L‐3 DISCIPLINE DELLE ARTI FIGURATIVE, DELLA MUSICA, DELLO SPETTACOLO E DELLA MODA (VISUAL ARTS, MUSIC, PERFORMING ARTS AND FASHION STUDIES);
L‐5 FILOSOFIA (PHILOSOPHY); 
L‐8 INGEGNERIA DELL'INFORMAZIONE (INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ENGINEERING);
L‐10 LETTERE (HUMANITIES);
L‐11 LINGUE E CULTURE MODERNE (MODERN LANGUAGES AND CIVILISATIONS);
L‐15 SCIENZE DEL TURISMO (TOURISM);
L‐19 SCIENZE DELL'EDUCAZIONE E DELLA FORMAZIONE (EDUCATION AND TRAINING);
L‐20 SCIENZE DELLA COMUNICAZIONE (COMMUNICATION);
L‐31 SCIENZE E TECNOLOGIE INFORMATICHE (COMPUTER SCIENCE);
L‐42 STORIA (HISTORY);
L‐43 TECNOLOGIE PER LA CONSERVAZIONE E IL RESTAURO DEI BENI CULTURALI (CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION OF CULTURAL HERITAGE).

2- have achieved at least 54 ECTS credits in one or more of the following subject areas (or equivalent - for foreign students see footnote 1):

INF/01 INFORMATICA (COMPUTER SCIENCE);
ING-INF/05 SISTEMI DI ELABORAZIONE DELLE INFORMAZIONI (DATA PROCESSING SYSTEMS);
IUS/10 DIRITTO AMMINISTRATIVO (ADMINISTRATIVE LAW);
IUS/20 FILOSOFIA DEL DIRITTO (PHILOSOPHY OF LAW);
L-ART/01 STORIA DELL'ARTE MEDIEVALE (HISTORY OF MEDIAEVAL ART);
L-ART/02 STORIA DELL'ARTE MODERNA (HISTORY OF MODERN ART);
L-ART/03 STORIA DELL'ARTE CONTEMPORANEA (HISTORY OF CONTEMPORARY ART);
L-ART/06 CINEMA, FOTOGRAFIA E TELEVISIONE (CINEMA, PHOTOGRAPHY AND TELEVISION);
L-FIL-LET/10 LETTERATURA ITALIANA (ITALIAN LITERATURE);
L-FIL-LET/11 LETTERATURA ITALIANA CONTEMPORANEA (CONTEMPORARY ITALIAN LITERATURE);
L-FIL-LET/12 LINGUISTICA ITALIANA (ITALIAN LINGUISTICS);
L-LIN/01 GLOTTOLOGIA E LINGUISTICA (GLOTTOLOGY AND LINGUISTICS);
M-FIL/02 LOGICA E FILOSOFIA DELLA SCIENZA (LOGIC AND PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE);
M-FIL/04 ESTETICA (AESTHETICS); 
M-FIL/05 FILOSOFIA E TEORIA DEI LINGUAGGI (PHILOSOPHY AND THEORY OF LANGUAGE); 
M-FIL/06 STORIA DELLA FILOSOFIA (HISTORY OF PHILOSPHY);
M-STO/01 STORIA MEDIEVALE (MEDIAEVAL HISTORY); 
M-STO/02 STORIA MODERNA (MODERN HISTORY); 
M-STO/04 STORIA CONTEMPORANEA (CONTEMPORARY HISTORY); 
SPS/07 SOCIOLOGIA GENERALE (GENERAL SOCIOLOGY).

Among those, at least 18 ECTS credits in one or more of the following subject areas:

INF/01 INFORMATICA (COMPUTER SCIENCE);
ING-INF/05 SISTEMI DI ELABORAZIONE DELLE INFORMAZIONI (DATA PROCESSING SYSTEMS);
L-FIL-LET/10 LETTERATURA ITALIANA (ITALIAN LITERATURE); 
L-FIL-LET/11 LETTERATURA ITALIANA CONTEMPORANEA (CONTEMPORARY ITALIAN LITERATURE).

 

Assessment intakes

The Admission Board will evaluate applications to check expected personal competencies and skills. Evaluation will be based on:

Dossier:

  • results of previous studies with copy of the 1st cycle /Bachelor degree (considering grades obtained and course units attended);
  •  detailed CV (curriculum vitae et studiorum) in English;
  •  if held: certificate English language proficiency of at least B2 level (according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages), to be certified in one of the following ways:
  1. International certifications of at least B2 level (IELTS min. 5.5, TOEFL iBT min. 80, ISE II, First FCE or similar certifications);
  2. B2 level certified by previous academic studies;
  3. B2 language certification issued by a University Language Centre;
  4. 1st cycle degree awarded by an English-speaking University;
  5. 1st cycle degree entirely taught in English;
  6. 1st cycle degree in English Language and Literature (or equivalent);
  7. Native speaker of English.

Interview (in English):

evaluation of the personal competencies and skill in computer science and humanities, including language proficiency. The interview has the average duration of 15-20 minutes and, if necessary, it will be conducted via Skype. 

The English Language Certificate is not compulsory: candidates not holding a suitable English language certificate will prove their language proficiency during the interview.

Admission or rejection will be based on evaluation of the applicant’s dossier and interview.

Available interview dates ("intakes"):
(It is possible to apply only for one intake!)

Intake

Online application opening

Deadline

Interview invitation by

Interview date

Interview results by

Non-EU Appli-cants

EU Appli-cants

A

April 10

May 12   

May 22

May 29

June 5

YES

NO

B

May 15

June 10

June 21

June 30       

July 5

YES

YES

C

June 12

August 29         

September 12

September 22              

September 28

YES*

YES

D

September 1 

October 2

October 12

October 27

November 3

YES*

YES

*Non-EU applicants can apply for these intakes only under condition they have already submitted their pre-enrollment [2] application at the Italian Embassy/Consulate in their home country within the due date (deadlines to be checked at the Italian Embassy/Consulate).

ONLINE APPLICATION PROCEDURE

 Steps to register for one of the intakes:

  1. Connect to www.studenti.unibo.it and create your personal User ID and Password by “Registrati”/ “Register” (if you already have an account, skip to step 4). Switch to the English language, if needed.
  2. Register by filling in the form (if you are a student resident abroad and you do not already have an Italian Tax ID (codice fiscale), you can click on “Registrazione Studenti Internazionali” / “International students registration” and follow the instructions to create your personal User ID and Password).
  3. After your first access, you will be asked to change your password. Please, remember your ID and Password, as they will always be required to access your personal profile.
  4. Connect to www.studenti.unibo.it by using your personal User ID and Password. Click on “Prove di Ammissione o verifica requisiti” / “Entrance Exams or requirements check”.
  5. Select “Laurea Magistrale” / “Second cycle degree programme” and then “procedi” /“next”
  6. Select the programme “DIGITAL HUMANITIES AND DIGITAL KNOWLEDGE” (all intake sessions are listed, but you can only select the intake open at the moment of your access).
  7. Upload all required documents in PDF format: 
    • Documents required to complete your application
      • Application form (to download at the course website, filled in and re-uploaded);
      • Copy of your valid identity card (EU citizens) or passport (non-EU citizens);
      • Copy of your 1st cycle /Bachelor degree (with Diploma Supplement or transcript of records/list of passed exams) – translated into English or Italian if another language (if you have not yet graduated, please upload your current transcript of records. Please, specify your expected graduation date);
      • Your CV (curriculum vitae et studiorum) in English.
    • Optional supporting documents to complete the application
      • If available: a copy of your Certificate of English proficiency level
      • If applicable: a copy of Italian stay permit / “permesso di soggiorno”

If you wish to take the interview via Skype, please indicate your Skype ID in the application form.

Please remember 

  1. The Admission Board will evaluate your application on the basis of the uploaded documents;
  2. You should never send your application to the offices via mail or email;
  3. This is only a first step of the enrollment procedure and it is aimed at admission assessment.
    No fee due for this step;
  4. Fees are due at enrolment. For fee exemptions, study grants and benefits please check this link:
    http://www.unibo.it/en/services-and-opportunities/study-grants-and-subsidies/Scholarships-aid-benefits

PRE-ENROLLMENT (non-EU applicants):
Non-EU applicants resident abroad – who therefore need to apply for a study VISA –
must carefully follow pre-enrollment procedures in Italian Embassies abroad

See instructions:
http://www.unibo.it/en/teaching/enrolment-transfer-and-final-examination/pre-enrolment-in-the-italian-diplomatic-representations-abroad

 

ENROLLMENT:
If admitted, you will need to provide further documents for finalizing the enrolment (e.g. a legalized and officially translated version of your qualification and the Declaration of Value or the Diploma Supplement).
Further information:
- (Foreign qualification): http://www.unibo.it/en/teaching/enrolment-transfer-and-final-examination/enrolling-in-a-second-cycle-degree-programme-foreign-qualification
- (Italian qualification): http://www.unibo.it/it/didattica/iscrizioni-trasferimenti-e-laurea/iscriversi-corso-laurea-magistrale

 

Contacts and Help Desk:

 All relevant communications about the assessment will be sent to your Unibo e-mail address: name.surname@studio.unibo.it

If you need any help to submit the on-line application, contact:
Help Desk Studenti Online
Ph: +39 0512099882
Office hours: Monday-Friday 09.00-13.00 and 14.00–17.00
E-mail: help.studentionline@unibo.it

For more information about the content of the degree programme or further help, contact the tutor: Annarita Zazzaroni - annarita.zazzaroni@unibo.it  

 

USEFUL LINKS:

Definition “international students” (EU citizenship / non-EU citizenship)

http://www.unibo.it/en/international/Who-are-international-students

Suitability of foreign qualifications - (applicants with foreign qualification):

http://www.unibo.it/en/teaching/enrolment-transfer-and-final-examination/foreign-qualifications-suitable-for-access-to-second-cycle-degree-programmes

Pre-Enrollment Procedures - (non-EU applicants):

http://www.unibo.it/en/teaching/enrolment-transfer-and-final-examination/pre-enrolment-in-the-italian-diplomatic-representations-abroad

Legalization and Translation - (applicants with foreign qualification):

http://www.unibo.it/en/teaching/enrolment-transfer-and-final-examination/legalization-and-translation

Declaration of Value (DOV) - (applicants with foreign qualification):

http://www.unibo.it/en/teaching/enrolment-transfer-and-final-examination/declaration-of-value

Enrollment – Foreign Qualification

http://www.unibo.it/en/teaching/enrolment-transfer-and-final-examination/enrolling-in-a-second-cycle-degree-programme-foreign-qualification

Enrollment – Italian qualification

http://www.unibo.it/en/teaching/enrolment-transfer-and-final-examination/enrolling-in-a-second-cycle-degree-programme-italian-qualification (in English)

http://www.unibo.it/it/didattica/iscrizioni-trasferimenti-e-laurea/iscriversi-corso-laurea-magistrale (in Italian)

Fees for students enrolling in the first year

http://www.unibo.it/en/teaching/enrolment-transfer-and-final-examination/tuition-fees-and-exemptions/fees-deadlines-for-new-students

(see link “Whole amount of the International Programmes” – the amount will be updated soon for the academic year 2017/18.)

Scholarships, aids and benefits for students

http://www.unibo.it/en/services-and-opportunities/study-grants-and-subsidies/Scholarships-aid-benefits

Visa and rules for residence in Italy

http://www.unibo.it/en/teaching/enrolment-transfer-and-final-examination/visa-and-rules-for-residence-in-italy/visa-and-rules-for-residence-in-italy

Living Costs

http://www.unibo.it/en/services-and-opportunities/studying-and-beyond/living-in-the-city/living-costs-in-bologna


[1] NOTE FOR APPLICANTS WITH FOREIGN QUALIFICATION: In the case of degrees earned abroad, the assessment of curricular requirements is based on the evaluation of the exams taken (as represented in the transcript of records). Important: The Degree Programme Board assesses only the substantial aspect of the degrees, based on the copies of the degrees and certificates provided and on the Diploma Supplement, if applicable. It does not carry out a formal verification of the degree. A formal verification is carried out by the “Student Administration Office” after original documents are provided. This formal verification includes: degree title, nature, duration and level, institution that issued it, previous education, academic rights and authenticity of the qualifications. Final admission to enrollment will therefore be confirmed by the appointed office only after this formal verification had been carried out.
Further information: http://www.unibo.it/en/teaching/enrolment-transfer-and-final-examination/foreign-qualifications-suitable-for-access-to-second-cycle-degree-programmes

See also

Suggested readings:

Blackwell's Companion to Digital Humanities

Blackwell's Companion to Digital Literary Studies

Topics in the Digital Humanities, a book series from the University of Illinois Press

Debates in the Digital Humanities, Eds. Mathew K. Gold, Lauren F. Klein, University of Minnesota Press  

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