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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 | 27-SEP-21

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

27-SEP-21

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

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 Museum and Heritage Practice module. This comprises a series of sessions that include presentations by senior industry experts and a work-based placement.

Placements might be in venues like the Castle Museum in Norwich, in country houses in East Anglia, or in the world famous Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts. Wherever your work-based placement is located, you’ll develop a wealth of key skills. 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 further research in the rapidly advancing fields of museum studies and cultural heritage.

ABOUT

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.

Placements are also a distinctive part of this course and offer you another way to develop your professional skills.

Modules

On this module, you will gain direct experience of working in the heritage and museum sector. The exact details of your placement will be worked out with the module organiser, using - where possible - our connections with a range of museum and heritage organisations in Norwich, Norfolk, and East Anglia. There is also the possibility for you to undertake your work placement elsewhere if you wish, subject to appropriate approval and arrangements. At the end of the module, you will submit a written piece of work developed directly from your individual placement. This may be a professional piece of writing, such as a policy document, or a more reflexive piece of work, like a learning journal. Flexibility is built into this module in order to respond to individual student interests and to contemporary needs and issues in the professional sector.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

£8,450

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (per year)

£17,100

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