This degree will provide you with the practical and theoretical experience needed to become a creative and effective museum and gallery professional or to further advance your career.
You will be taught by experts in the field, who have been involved in expanding the academic discipline of museum studies over many years. The course will equip you with a thorough knowledge and critical understanding of current principles, practice, and contemporary debates in Museum Studies.
You will take four core modules and, if you are taking the MA or MSc, complete a dissertation on a topic of your choice. This is your chance to delve into your particular interests and extend your expertise. For many, it is the most exciting part of the course, as a self-directed opportunity to contribute new ideas, new knowledge, or critique existing scholarship or practice at an advanced academic level.
By taking the distance learning course, you have the flexibility to fit studying around your existing work and family commitments. The distance learning course offers the same subject coverage and leads to the same qualification as our campus-based course. The School works with a team of highly skilled Associate Tutors, all of whom are experienced museum and heritage professionals and you will receive excellent support throughout your studies.
This course will especially suit you if you are working in, or looking for employment in, the museum sector and will also provide an excellent preparation if you wish to go on to pursue PhD research in the field.
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Locating Museums: Communities and Contexts
Managing Resources in the Museum
Engaging Visitors and Audiences
Planning Projects and Designing Interpretive Exhibitions
Dissertation (15,000 words)
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2:1 degree or equivalent.You must be able to demonstrate an engagement with - or commitment to - museums, galleries or heritage organisations. It also helps if you can provide evidence of relevant experience in the museum, gallery or heritage sector or appropriate transferable skills.We will consider applications from candidates without a degree who are able to demonstrate significant relevant work experience such as research skills, professional publication or senior management responsibilities. IELTS 6.5 or equivalent required if English is not your first language.