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Qualification type

MRes - Master of Research

Subject areas

Museum Studies / Museology

Course type

Research

Course Summary

The Master's by Research (MRes) in Museum Cultures offers you the opportunity to study this expanding and dynamic field at close proximity to the most world-distinguished museums and galleries. If you are contemplating a career in the museum and gallery sector and if you are interested in developing an in-depth understanding of contemporary debates about museums and their cultural significance, then this is the course for you.

Assessment is an integral part of your university studies and usually consists of a combination of coursework and examinations, although this will vary from course to course - on some of our courses, assessment is entirely by coursework.

Our students develop the ability to think critically and creatively, and to articulate their ideas persuasively. Intellectual rigor, visual sensitivity and informed debate are fundamental to museum studies, as well as being transferable skills relevant to a range of careers. Graduates can pursue jobs in arts management, conservation and policy; in education, marketing and publishing; in the museums and heritage sectors; and in research and academia.

Different course options

Full time | Birkbeck, Central London WC1 | 1 year | OCT-19

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

OCT-19

Modules

The core course provides a broad introduction to the current debates and theoretical approaches within contemporary museum studies. Research-led and jointly taught by academics from the School of Arts, the School of Social Science, History and Philosophy, and the School of Law, this multidisciplinary module demonstrates how cultural history, art history, anthropology, queer and gender studies, archival research, discourse analysis and policy studies can all inform our understanding of museums. Classes examine numerous aspects of museums including their architecture, collections, display techniques, exhibitions, labelling, events, digital resources, legal resources and audiences. These diverse methods and topics are brought into focus by the question ?What do museums do?? and throughout the module we will ask: what narratives do museums construct, what practices do they engender and what are their political, social, economic, national and subjective effects?

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£8,350

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£15,200

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Course specific entry requirements: Students need a good honours degree in a relevant subject or equivalent (for example, professional experience). Standard postgraduate entry requirement is a second-class honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university, or an equivalent international qualification. We will review every postgraduate application to Birkbeck on its individual merits and their professional qualifications and/or relevant work experience will be taken into consideration positively. We actively support and encourage applications from mature learners. Our standard postgraduate entry requirement for international students is a second-class honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university or an equivalent international qualification.

University information

With a history that dates back 200 years, Birkbeck, University of London is unique in that it delivers its near-300 postgraduate courses in the evenings, enabling students to work or focus on other commitments during the day. Courses can be studied full-time or part-time and some can be studied through distance learning. Birkbeck is one of the world’s leading research universities and provides its 700 postgraduate research student with a...more

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