Full time programme

45.04.01 PHILOLOGY

"Digital Technology in Humanities Research"
Master's degree programme

This is a full-time interdisciplinary Master's programme for the students of history, philology, and archives and records management. It was launched by the IKBFU in collaboration with Belarusian State University.

The IKBFU's 'Digital Technology in Humanities Research' Master's programme admitted the first cohort of students in 2018.
The Programme is the fruit of collaboration among four universities:
Moscow State University
Belarusian State University
Perm State National Research University
Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University

This is a hybrid study programme.
It brings together the students of history, philology, and archives and records management. We have designed three different syllabi. However, each future historian, philologist, or archives and records manager, who has enrolled in the Programme, will be able to attend the courses offered within the other two streams.
Our focus is on digital technology, big data, geographic information systems, 3D modelling, and databases. Upon completing the programme, you will have both thorough knowledge of the humanities and up to date digital skills.
Duration of the Programme: 2 years
Type of the Programme: full-time
Degree awarded upon completion: Master's
Tuition fee: 161 000 rouble per year
Availability of state-financed study places: yes
ECTS credits: 120

The programme trains digital humanities scholars who are familiar with both cutting-edge research in the humanities and advanced information and communication technology.

We prepare managers of interdisciplinary studies, cultural heritage digitisation programmes, and IT-intensive projects in social sciences and the humanities.

Dr. Elena Baranova
Director of the Research Centre for Informatics in Social Sciences and the Humanities
'We live in a digitised society, where different branches of knowledge are closely intertwined and the interdisciplinary approach is in very big demand. A historian or a philologist may not be familiar with the nuts and bolts of digital technology but they have to be able to work with it.'
Year 1
Current Problems of Research in the Humanities and Philology
Basics of Digital Humanities
Statistics and Data Analysis
Relational Databases
Computer Graphics and Interactive Animation
Web Design and Analysis
English for Professional Purposes
Information Society
Law and Digital Humanities
Infographics in the Humanities

Year 2
Project Management
Intelligent Search
Basics of Programming
Corpora in Language Teaching
Basics of Corpus Linguistics
Computer-Aided Study of Historical Sources
New Technologies for Historical Source Digitisation
Computer-Aided Analysis of Documents
Modern Technologies for Comparative Text Analysis
Content Analysis of Historical Texts
Text Processing
E-Learning Resources
Innovative Techniques for E-Resources
Terminology in the Russian Language
Design and Use of Cultural and Historical Heritage Resources
Virtual Museums, Archives, and Libraries

Disciplines taught at Belarusian State University
Applications and Tools for Linguistic Studies

Career opportunities
Upon completing the Programme, you will have a competitive edge when looking for roles in

  • Research and education
  • Analytics for governance and administration
  • Cultural heritage digitisation

How to apply?
Type of the Programme

Requirements of applicants
Basic requirements:
Possession of a Bachelor's or Specialist degree

Successful completion of the admissions tests in a foreign language and the chosen field of study

Additional requirements:
Evidence of personal achievements

If you submit an international language certificate equivalent to A2 level to the Admissions Office, you will be exempt from the foreign language test.

Dr Elena Baranova (EBaranova@kantiana.ru)
+ 7 4012 595 595 (ext. 3002)
Scientific director: Professor Nataliya BABENKO (NBabenko@kantiana.ru)

Programme coordinator: Dr Elena Baranova (EBaranova@kantiana.ru)

+ 7 4012 595 595 (ext. 3002)

The Programme is run in collaboration with the leading national and international centres for digital humanities – Belarusian State University, Perm State National Research University, State Archive of the Kaliningrad Region, the Gavrila Derzhavin Tambov State University, the State Service for the Protection of Cultural Heritage in the Kaliningrad Region, and many local educational institutions and museums.