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Doctor Ph.D. Degree - Computer Science
Digital Studies via distance learning
This Doctor Ph.D. Degree in digital studies provides an interdisciplinary framework for studying the digital tools, cultures, and practices that permeate everyday life. These tools, cultures, and practices determine how we work, play, communicate and learn. Understanding the digital world and their underlying technologies is fundamental to anticipate the social, economic, and political contexts that are shaping our future. Innovation, entrepreneurship, arts, and a new way of thinking are now rooting in the possibilities displayed by the digital environment.
Academic Supervisor : Pedro Jose Riba Rueda
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The Doctor Ph.D. Degree online via distance learning offers students the highest level of specialization a discipline can offer. More info...
* 45 to 72 academic credits above a Master's program.
* Average Duration: 24 months.
* Program Structure: 70% textbooks + 30% Thesis.
* Admission is open for adults over 27 years of age.
* Master's degree or international equivalent (5 years of study) is required for admission.
Fees include all: Program of study, textbooks, study guide, evaluation and assessment, diploma, and transcript.
Cost per BIU earned postgraduate credit: 130 Euros (170 US$)
Cost per transferred credit from previous education and/or professional experience if required: 20 Euros (25 US$)
45 ... 72 Academic credits
Tuition Fee :Min. 5.850 Euros (7.650 US$) ... Max. 9.360 Euros (12.240 US$).
"A good education should teach HOW to think, rather than WHAT to think." Deric Bircham, BIU President.
Payment plans are available upon request up to 36 monthly installments. More info...
Faculty of Computer Science via distance learning
Doctor Ph.D. Degree
Digital Studies via distance learning
45 ... 72 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.
+ 39 Academic credits - Digital Studies Online
+ Other additional subjects
+ 18 Academic credits - Research methodology and final project or thesis.
+ 39 Academic credits: Digital Studies Online
BIU Earned Credits
Credits earned through the completion of academic work at Bircham International University (Reports, Projects and Thesis).
1 BIU Earned Credit = 1 USA Semester Credit (15 hours of learning) = 2 ECTS Credits (30 hours of study).
Courses list (each subject accounts for 3 academic credits):
You may study any subject as an independent online continuing education course. More info...
Postgraduate level continuing education course.
Previous knowledge in this field of study is required.
601DSI - Internet Technology
602DSI - Information Technology
603DSI - Media Influence
604DSI - Social Science
605DSI - Cultural Studies
606DSI - Digital Studies
607DSI - Digital Privacy
608DSI - Digital Media
609DSI - Electronic Payments Systems
610DSI - Digital Marketing
611DSI - Digital Media Production
612DSI - Technology Ethics
613DSI - E-Commerce
Bibliography: Digital Studies via distance learning
The corresponding textbooks are included in the fees. Once the fee has been paid, the books may take between two to five weeks to reach your address. Bircham International University offices may inform you at any time of the status of your books. If the book is in English, the required report must be written in English unless you have requested to write it in other language and have gained Bircham International University authorization. More info...
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+ Additional courses may be selected from other modules in the Faculty of Computer Science from Bircham International University if required. This selection must be approved by the Distance Learning University Education Board. For example: Internet Studies.
Research work resources and network - Doctor - Digital Studies:
AADH - Australasian Association for Digital Humanities
ABMDE - Associação Brasileira de Mídia Digital Embarcada
ABMDOH - Associação Brasileira de Mídia Digital Out-of-Home
ABRAMIDIA - Associação Brasileira de Mídia Digital e Eletrônica
ADHO - Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations
ADIGITAL - Asociación Española de la Economía Digital
AGN - Association Génération Numérique
APD - Asociación de Periodismo Digital
CSDH - Canadian Society for Digital Humanities
DAA - Digital Analytics Association
DF - Digital Federation
DMA - Digital Media Association
EADH - European Association for Digital Humanities
Humanistica - Association Francophone des Humanités Numériques Digitales
IDAXA - International Digital Asset Exchange Association
iDMAa - International Digital Media and Arts Association
JADH - Japanese Association for Digital Humanites
SIHDH - Sociedad Internacional de Humanidades Digitales Hispánicas
SN - Syntec Numérique
SOMOS-DIGITAL - Asociación de Redes de Centros de Competencias Digitales
Joining the proper association is the best way to become an updated professional. Bircham International University graduates may join many professional associations. Membership requirements for each association may vary depending on the degree program, specialization and graduate resume en each occasion. BIU can not guarantee membership in all instances. BIU does not intermediate in these procedures. Bircham International University provides a list of available memberships and professional references from each faculty where some BIU graduates may belong. Contact directly the ones you select. More info...
+ 18 Academic credits (Research methodology and final project or thesis. More info...).
Admission requirements: Doctor - Digital Studies
Bircham International University distance learning degree admission requirements differ depending upon the Faculty and the major of study. There is no discrimination with respect to race, color, sex, beliefs and/or religion. A minimum of 30% of the total number of credits required by any adult degree program syllabus has to be transferred from previous education and/or validated from professional experience in order to gain admission. A maximum of 20% of the total number of credits required by the distance learning degree program can be transferred from professional and life experience. More info...
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Learning outcomes: Doctor - Digital Studies
The following learning outcomes are compatible with the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) for lifelong learning and continuing education. The EQF directives facilitate acceptance of this course credits by many higher education institution. These learning outcomes are achieved after completion of this course with a passing grade. Better grades will demonstrate higher analysis, evaluation and critical thinking skills. More info...
EQF LEVEL 6. Advanced knowledge and critical understanding.
Outcome resulting from course content assessment and its applicability to problem solving.
The student's ability to combine the different parts of the text and to form a new coherent and harmonic final report will determine the critical understanding of the subject and an advanced knowledge of Digital Studies. The student written report style, content, and structure play an important role in the assessment and applicability of the knowledge about Digital Studies to different Computer Science decision making scenarios and problem-solving. More info...
EQF LEVEL 7. Advanced knowledge and critical thinking.
Outcome resulting from written critical thinking and its applicability to problem solving.
The student will contrast and evaluate the learned material with his/her own knowledge and experience to express an opinion about Digital Studies, to consider the practical application of the key concepts, and to argue the conclusions along the written report. Personal judgments and opinion should be based on sound criteria and must be clearly discussed. More info...
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Doctor Ph.D. Degree - Computer Science
Digital Studies Online
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Doctor Ph.D. Degree - Digital Studies