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Museums Practice (Shrewsbury) MSc

Museums Practice (Shrewsbury) MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Museum Studies / Museology

Course type


Course Summary

Museums are about discovering and investigating societies through the physical objects they have left behind: how people lived, but also how the causes and effects of social, political, cultural and economic events and developments can be traced through collections found in museums.

Course overview

Museums are an integral part of the present, and a resource for the future. By studying how museums function, you will be working in an exciting and expanding, as well as an increasingly complex, subject area.

Why study this course with us?

In studying Museums Practice, you will have access to a wide range of resources, such as museum services and their collections across Shrewsbury and Shropshire. We have strong links to heritage organisations and their resources, including English Heritage and the National Trust. We aim to equip you with the knowledge and skills to operate within the broader heritage industry, such as in museums, but also with heritage and planning agencies, local authorities and international organisations, private enterprises and civic organisations.

Our course blends theory and practice, with opportunity to gain ‘hands-on’ experience and to participate in research projects.

Different course options

Full time | University Centre Shrewsbury | 1 year | OCT-20

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date


Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree in a relevant discipline or an equivalent qualification is required. Prior experience in the museum and heritage sectors can be taken into account alongside academic qualifications. Consideration will be given to those who hold a lower classification who can demonstrate they are capable of performing at the level required to complete the course successfully.

University information

From a teaching college, to becoming the University of Chester, over 180 years of academic growth has allowed the University to offer an extensive selection of postgraduate courses and research options across a number of specialist sites. This includes five sites in and around Chester, a campus in Warrington, a University Centre in Shrewsbury, and a new health and nursing education facility, Marriss House, in Birkenhead. Through the work of...more