Digital Philology

Bachelor of Arts

Digital Philology, B.A.


The B.A. Digital Philology programme offers a combination of competencies from the established philological branches linguistics and literary studies on the one hand and theories and methods of digitally processing texts on the other.

Module Handbook

Semester Course and Examination Schedule / Degree Programme Guidelines/Study Regulations

Course Catalogue

Institute for Linguistics and Literature

Digital Humanities Darmstadt

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Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Duration: 6 semesters
Language: German and English
Programme Start: winter semester
Admission: Applying with international qualifications (language requirements, application deadlines): International Admission.
Proof of proficiency in English on C1 (GER) level; required documents.
Internship: Internships in the optional area of the degree programme can be recognised if you work full-time for at least four weeks.
Part-time Studies: possible under specific conditions
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The B.A. Digital Philology programme is directed at those who are interested in language, literature, history, and culture as well as in digital communication and their technology, in software, the internet, and new media and thus in the young field of science of Digital Humanities. Students analyse and interpret language and communication, literary and non-literary texts of all periods with a focus on German and English, and utilise established hermeneutic procedures in connection with digital techniques of corpus and computer linguistics in this context. They contribute to the research and preservation of cultural heritage by analysing and publishing texts, images, and artefacts at publishing houses, libraries, archives, and museums while taking traditional and digital research methods and publishing media such as books, ebooks, and the world wide web into account.

As one of the leading Technical Universities, the Technical University of Darmstadt offers ideal technical, personal, and infrastructural conditions for Digital Humanities.

Getting startet at university!

On this website you will find orientation and information about the first steps into the study program, important preliminary courses and the orientation week. Get to know the university, ask your questions and find support and advice.

General Information: With the Bachelor of Arts, the students will acquire a first professional qualification. However, the Master of Arts is considered the standard qualification at Technical University of Darmstadt. For these reasons it is recommended that students complete a Master’s degree.

Please note that admission to the Master’s Degree programme may also depend on additional requirements. This particularly applies to non-consecutive courses of study (meaning with a Bachelor’s degree in a different area of focus or field of study than the desired Master’s degree programme) and to applicants of other universities. For further questions and in cases of doubt, please contact the respective departmental advisor’s office.

Linguistic and Literary Computing (M.A.)

Applied Linguistics (M.A.)

Data and Discourse Studies (M.A.)

The job market for graduates of the study programme is generally broad and varied. Other career opportunities can be found in schoolbook and textbook editing, in publishing houses (e.g. in editing), in radio, TV and newspaper editorial teams, in PR and advertisement agencies, in libraries and archives, in international organisations, at Goethe Institutes, as well as in the cultural sector (e.g. as dramaturge at theatres). With additional business qualifications, they can find employment in business enterprises (e.g. in marketing and distribution or in human resources).

For this reason it is important to start gaining practical work experience in relevant organisations early in the degree programme. In this way students can promote themselves as competent professionals in practice and make important professional contacts. The likelihood of finding a good position is definitely heightened if the student is flexible when it comes to commuting or even moving abroad. Good English language skills are particularly important when it comes to the international job market.