Topics in Historical Computing HIST5074

  • Academic Session: 2014-15
  • School: School of Humanities
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes

Short Description

This course introduces key techniques in historical computing, including database management, source criticism, coding, relational data modelling, database construction, information retrieval. Students receive hands-on experience of computer applications commonly used in historical research and teaching, through historical case studies.


10 x 2 hours

5 x 1 hour in the lab

Requirements of Entry

Students enrolling on the course must be entrants for Masters at College level.

Excluded Courses





One extended essay of 3,500-4,500 words based upon computer-based research.

Main Assessment In: April/May