menu icon
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Latest news
Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies MA

Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies MA

Different course options

Full time | Belfast Campus | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Museum Studies / Museology Heritage Administration/Management

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Summary

This well-established programme produces the heritage managers and museum curators of the future.

On this programme you will:

  • have access to leading academics and practitioners in the field;
  • go on study visits to museums to learn about latest practice;
  • meet past students who have graduated from the programme and now work in the field; and,
  • undertake a placement to get hands on experience.

Key areas of investigation in this MA include:

  • Policy development and management issues relating to heritage, museum and cultural sectors in Ireland, north and south;
  • Analysis of the social, economic and cultural contexts of museums and heritage; and,
  • International context of key issues for the heritage and museum sectors.

Modules reflect innovative and current research and will equip you with the appropriate skills for further academic and professional development.

The MA Cultural Heritage and Museum Studieshas been preparing new professionals for the heritage and museum sectors in Northern Ireland, Ireland and GB. Together we explore the sector knowledge and skills required to work in the heritage, museum and arts fields. We will reflect on the achievements of our graduates working in learning and outreach, curatorship, conservation, and management. Our alumni work in National Museums Northern Ireland, local museums and heritage sites, the National Trust as well as in museums in Dublin, Scotland and England. By exploring arts, heritage, museums and exhibition practices with us, you will be prepared for the next stage in your career.

Modules

This module considers the political and social basis of museum activity and encourages critical examination of the work and procedures of museums. Though primarily concerned with museum development in Ireland, emphasis will be placed on locating the key issues in an international context. The module will be assessed through a written assignment and oral presentation.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

£6,270

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (per year)

£14,910

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students with an honours degree in an area relevant to museum and heritage practice, such as: Arts and Humanities e.g. Archaeology and Anthropology, History, Fine and Applied Arts; Environmental Sciences e.g. Geography (including human geography and historic geography); Social Sciences e.g. Sociology, Policy Studies; Business & Marketing e.g. Tourism Studies, Management Studies. You will find that the diverse student group will greatly enhance your learning experience.