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MA Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies

MA Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies

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Full time | University of East Anglia UEA | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Key information
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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Museum Studies / Museology Heritage Administration/Management

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Museums and heritage bodies have a major influence on cultures and societies across the globe. They respond to and shape current moral, political, social, ethical and religious debates. By connecting the present to the past, they help shape the future.

On this postgraduate course you’ll develop an understanding of the history of museums and heritage bodies, and critically interrogate the theoretical models on which they’re based. At the same time, you’ll acquire knowledge of the practical approaches used in the 21st century museum and heritage sectors.

You’ll have opportunities to study the world-famous collection of art held in the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, itself a celebrated icon of modern museum architecture.

OVERVIEW

The greatest strength of this course is the way it combines the theory and practice of both cultural heritage and museum-based collections. You’ll be invited to think about museums and cultural heritage from a global perspective, whilst drawing on the wealth of nationally-recognised institutions across the East Anglian region.

You’ll benefit from studying within the multi-disciplinary department of Art History and World Art Studies, learning from academic staff who approach museum studies and cultural heritage from a range of outlooks, including art historical, archaeological, and anthropological perspectives.

You’ll also have the chance to build your professional skills with the compulsory Museum and Heritage Practice module. This comprises a work-based placement and a series of sessions that include presentations by senior industry experts.

The course will prepare you for a variety of careers in the museum and heritage sectors. Alternatively, you can use it to launch yourself into advanced research into the rapidly advancing fields of museum studies and cultural heritage.

Modules

"We offer active participative experiences rather than just opening the doors" (Michael Day, CEO Historic Royal Palaces, 2017). Central to Museums and cultural heritage institutions are a shared set of practices relating to their public presentation. In this module, you'll focus on the role of interpretation in cultural institutions, and vice versa. You'll investigate how museums and heritage sites engage with their audiences, and who these audiences are. Access, understood in its broadest sense, involves all facets of work in the cultural sector, but presents unique issues as well, which you will examine in relation to academic theory, vocational skills, and topical research and debates.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£7,850

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£16,400

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

UK BA (Hons) 2.1 or equivalent and Humanities or Social Sciences.

University information

The University of East Anglia (UEA) is a campus-based university in Norwich, with a global reputation for its excellent academic, social and cultural facilities, delivered to more than 15,000 students from over 80 countries. Over 4,000 making up its postgraduate community. The University prides itself on the quality of its research, being part of Norwich Research Park, one of the largest communities of researchers in Europe, leading the way...more