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Heritage and Interpretation MSc by distance learning

Heritage and Interpretation MSc by distance learning

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Study mode

Distance without attendance

Duration

2 years

Start date

OCT-22

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Heritage Administration/Management Museum Studies / Museology Interpreting

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Course description

This degree will provide you with the skills and knowledge to shape, manage and interpret heritage sites and objects and become an effective, critical and creative heritage professional.

You will look in-depth at the processes of heritage making, the politics and uses of heritage across the world, and the concepts, theories and creative practice of heritage interpretation.

This course will develop your critical and creative thinking skills and encourage you to engage with the literature, case examples and with other students whilst reflecting on your own heritage and interpretation interests and experiences.

You will take four core modules and, if you are taking the MA/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. Museum Studies at Leicester 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.

Teaching and learning

You will be supported by a dedicated team of academic and personal tutors as well as support staff. You will be allocated a personal tutor who can advise you on a range of issues and support you. In addition, for each module you will be allocated a module tutor who is a specialist in that particular field. Your module tutor will support you with academic enquiries relating to that module as well as your essay plans, marking your assignments and providing you with detailed feedback.

Our distance learning course offers carefully designed teaching material and reading which offer flexibility and allow you to fit your study around other commitments.

Time is built into the structure of the programme for the completion of assignments, and wider reading on areas of particular interest to the student, and self-directed study visits and tutorials, which are commented on by tutors, are prompted at various points.

If you are completing a dissertation as part of the MA/MSc course, you will receive four supervisions with your allocated tutor, with support offered between supervisions as and when needed.

Careers and employability

Our graduates are employed in some of the largest and most prestigious museums and galleries worldwide, in addition to some smaller specialist and local institutions. They include:

  • Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
  • British Natural History Museum
  • Chatsworth House
  • Christies
  • Greek Ministry of Culture
  • Greenwich Maritime Museum
  • Imperial War Museum
  • National Galleries of Scotland
  • National Museum Ireland
  • National Trust
  • Rollo Contemporary Art Gallery
  • Royal Armouries

Modules

For a Masters Degree, you will undertake supervised research into a topic of your choice and complete a Dissertation. A Master of Science (MSc) can be awarded in preference to a Master of Arts (MA) where the dissertation concerns a science collection or museum, or where the nature of the investigation can be termed 'scientific'. If you are studying for a PGDip, you won't write a dissertation.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (overall cost)

10,500

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (overall cost)

17,500

Entry requirements

Students need to have: Either a first class or second class degree, which can be in any subject area; Or be able to demonstrate equivalent skills and aptitudes through the possession of a professional or vocational qualification and/or the accrual of relevant work experiences. Relevant experience can come from a wide spectrum of work or voluntary environments but clear evidence of this experience must be provided. You should be able to demonstrate a commitment to, or strong interest in, museums, galleries, or other kinds of heritage or cultural organisation. If you do not have a degree, you will be asked complete an assessment, such as an essay, so as to demonstrate your readiness for postgraduate study. Clear guidance will be provided on assessment criteria. You may also be required to attend an interview.

University information

For a century, the University of Leicester has been home to great minds; academics, researchers and students who aren’t afraid to challenge the status quo, advance new practices, and develop a fresh way of thinking. Through the ground-breaking work of the university’s expert research groups, postgraduate students will tackle the emerging social, economic, political, and scientific issues head-on and set the agenda where others simply follow....more

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