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  Curating Collections and Heritage MA


University of Brighton    School of Humanities and Social Science

Full time & Part time September MA Full-time 1 year; Part-time 2 years
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Immerse yourself in the world of museums and heritage with the Curating Collections and Heritage MA programme in partnership with the Royal Pavilion & Museums Trust, Brighton & Hove. This vocational degree offers a comprehensive exploration of the contemporary museum and heritage sector, covering essential areas such as collection care, policy, and digitisation. Delve into theoretical and methodological approaches through practical learning experiences and benefit from the expertise of leading academics and industry professionals. The programme structure includes modules on Museums and Collections in Context, Caring for Collections and their Users, Heritage in a Global Context, and a research project tailored to your interests. With flexible learning options, including part-time study and practical workshops, you can also opt for business management modules to graduate with a specialisation in management. Entry requirements welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds, including those with relevant work experience. Gain access to internationally important collections, industry connections, and a vibrant community of researchers and practitioners. Kickstart your career in curating, marketing, media, partnerships, or fundraising with this dynamic and industry-focused MA programme.

About the course

This vocational masters degree is delivered in partnership with the Royal Pavilion & Museums Trust, Brighton & Hove, in response to priorities within the museums and heritage sector.

Join us and you will investigate, question and debate the contemporary museum and heritage sector. You will study areas that are key to building a successful career in the industry, such as care and development of collections, policy and digitisation.

You will be challenged to consider a range of theoretical and methodological approaches and all modules feature practical learning and experience.

If you choose 60 credits of business modules you can graduate with the award title Curating Collections and Heritage with Management MA.

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Entry Requirements

Degree and experience
Successful applicants will normally have a BA(Hons) degree at level of 2:1 or higher, or its international equivalent, in a related subject such as history of art, history or anthropology. Candidates from other disciplinary backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Candidates with 2:2 awards or equivalent professional experience will also be considered. For example, employment or voluntary experience in fields related to museums, galleries, public art, heritage, education and publishing will be taken into consideration.

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