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Full time | University of Glasgow | 12 months | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

12 months

Start date

SEP

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Museum Studies / Museology Music Teaching / Training

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This programme will provide you with opportunities to develop a critical awareness of the historical, social, political, ethical and philosophical context of educating in and through the museum. It draws on the vast experience of academic staff, renowned for world class, research-led teaching and will offer a unique link to the world leading collections available within the Hunterian Museum and other world famous Glasgow museums.

WHY THIS PROGRAMME

  • The programme will offer opportunity for a blend of experiential and online learning. A variety of locations, varying from customised tutorial rooms and arts studios to state of the art object rooms and teaching labs, providing world-class infrastructure to support high quality teaching and learning.
  • The city of Glasgow has a rich cultural base and you will be encouraged to engage with the rich source of museum learning that world class museums such as the Hunterian, Kelvingrove, Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) The Burrell Collection, People’s Palace, Riverside Museum and St. Mungo Museum of Religious Arts have to offer.
  • In Summer 2016, Kelvin Hall will launch as a centre of cultural excellence, having accessible storage to thousands of objects of historical, social and cultural significance from the collections of the Hunterian, Glasgow museums and the National Library of Scotland. You will have access to these objects and will extend your knowledge and understanding of the value and importance of using such objects for educational purposes.
  • You will also undertake a placement in a site of your choosing. You will engage with staff in order to learn from their expertise and experience and you will share your own knowledge and skills, so that a synthesis of knowledge and practices are nurtured to the benefit of all.
  • You will have the exciting opportunity to take part in various field trips to museums around Scotland.

CAREER PROSPECTS

This is a unique opportunity for teachers to secure a Masters qualification that will not only enhance their career prospects but that will extend, strengthen and instil confidence in their knowledge and skills in terms of learning in and through the museum. For those wishing to enter the field of museum education, or who already work in the sector, the programme offers students the opportunity to develop both practical skills and to apply theoretical knowledge through the placement.

Modules

This course introduces students to theories, approaches and methods for social and educational research in contemporary contexts and is particularly designed for students who are interested in culturally and socially responsive modes. It offers a broad introduction to social research foundations as they are traditionally conceived, whilst also supporting students to consider the ways in which social, cultural, personal and political factors intersect imaginations of social problems, and the scope of research and praxis which is possible in their response. The course content extends to cover research paradigms, qualitative and quantitative approaches, methods and tools for data collection and analysis, ethical considerations, as well as a range of methodologies, including participatory, post-qualitative, arts-informed, feminist, queer, post-colonial and conceptual approaches. Throughout the course students are supported to locate and recognise research as an embodied, personal and performative practice, and to reflexively consider foundations for research within orientations to and interactions with the world activated through the research acts of talking, looking, watching, sensing and doing.
Dissertation

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

9,500

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

20,400

Entry requirements

2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification in any subject.

University information

The University of Glasgow is one of four ancient universities in Scotland, founded back in 1451. Alumni include seven Nobel Prize winners, Scotland’s First Minister and a Prime Minister, while Albert Einstein gave a lecture on the theory of relativity there back in 1933. The university has over 7,000 postgraduate students from 140 countries around the world, taking up taught and research degrees. Study options vary from Financial Economics...more

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