Certificate in Digital Humanities

Programme duration: 1 year
Delivery language: English
Certificate awarded: Certificate in Digital Humanities
Start date: TBC

The Certificate in Digital Humanities at Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi is a 1 year programme, delivered in English by academics, international experts, and professionals. The Certificate assists in giving general digital literacy by accompanying the student in opening up to subjects such as Introduction to Digital Humanities, Web and digital culture, Digital regulation, Information Science and the Digital Revolution, Digital Art, Artificial Intelligence, Cyber Security, and more.

The aim of this certificate is to offer a transdisciplinary opening onto the digital society. The Internet revolution has brought about numerous upheavals in our society, from every point of view, and first and foremost at a technical and scientific level. The possibilities of the tools are extremely numerous and diverse and bring both multiple opportunities and major risks. Relationships between individuals have been profoundly modified by new modes of communication, which are constantly evolving with technical progress (Web 2.0, Web 3, artificial intelligence), generating new forms of social interaction (social networks, globalisation of exchanges, ubiquity of relationships) and mobility. Digital technology has also modified the forms of creation, as well as access to culture and the consumption of cultural goods and, more broadly, it questions our participation in society and the place of the individual in this new digital society.

It is all these aspects that the certificate proposes to bring to the knowledge of the participants, leaving them the opportunity to direct their learning towards various fields according to their aspirations.

Mandatory Module (80 hrs) (Mandatory)

  • Code studies and Data science: (20 hrs)
  • Web and digital culture: (20 hrs)
  • Digital regulation: (10 hrs)
  • Sociology of the digital: (15 hrs)
  • Introduction to digital humanities (15 hrs)

Module 1 (Optional)

Information Science and the Digital Revolution (50 hrs)

  • Societies 2.0: history of the digital revolution from Bill Gates to Elon Musk (15 hrs)
  • Introduction to Information Science (15 hrs)
  • Information governance: current events and issues (15 hrs)
  • Big Data, Data Mining…: understanding the key concepts of digital societies (5 hrs)

Module 2 (Optional)

Digital art (50 hrs)

  • Digital creation: arts, media, and new technologies (10 hrs)
  • Sociology of Dig ital Art (10 hrs)
  • Regulation of digital creation (Intellectual property law adapted to the digital environment and NFT) (15 hrs)
  • Art and culture in the digital age (15 hrs)

Module 3 (Optional)

Artificial Intelligence (50 hrs)

  • Programming for Machine Learning/Data Science/ Algorithms (25 hrs)
  • Ethics and philosophy of Al (15 hrs)
  • Regulation of Al (10 hrs)

Module 4 (Optional)

Cybersecurity (50 hrs)

  • Cybersecurity (25 hrs)
  • Cyberdefence (25 hrs)

Joint Session (10 hrs)

  • 1 monthly practical session (group feedback/ professional meetings in the sector/ conference or seminar)
  • A Transdisciplinary approach to determine an annual theme that can be used in the courses

Programme tuition fees:
Core module: AED 15,000 (approximately US$ 4,110)
Specialization module: AED 10,000 (approximately US$ 2,740)
Payment of fees:
Upfront before the start of the programme

Discount/Preferential rates*

This programme is only open to the discount/preferential rates* listed below:

20% Alumni discount

Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi alumni are eligible to a 20% waiver on tuition fee.

5%-15% corporate rate

Companies and organizations benefit from a special discount, based on the number of employees enrolling in programmes. For more details, please contact +971(0) 2-6569311

*Conditions apply