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Museum Studies Courses MA, MSc, PG Dip, PGCert, by Distance Learning

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Course Description

Museum Studies Distance Learning courses

Join our large and internationally-diverse postgraduate community to study for a Masters degree via distance learning, part-time or full-time. 

Museum Studies MA, MSc
18 months - 2 years, by distance learning
Also available as a Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip), or a Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert)

Grounded in museum practice and informed by world-leading teaching and research, Museum Studies by Distance Learning provides a grounding in theoretical, methodological, and professional themes at the forefront of contemporary Museum Studies and will equip you with the skills and confidence to apply this knowledge within professional contexts.

You will gain insight into how museums and heritage organisations work, and the economic, political, social, and cultural purposes that they serve. You will also learn how to communicate with publics and stakeholders; set up exhibitions and programmes, and care for objects and collections.

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Socially Engaged Practice in Museums and Galleries MA, MSc
4 months - 2 years, by distance learning
Also available as a Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip), Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) or as a short course

In the 21st century, leading museums, galleries and heritage practice began to make use of socially engaged approaches. This course will examine the role of museums and practitioners in shaping society's understandings of contemporary issues, upholding antiracist and anti-oppression values of inclusivity and accessibility, and ensuring that museums benefit their communities. Choosing to study Socially Engaged Practice in Museums and Galleries will give you access to leading research and practice on the impact that museums and galleries can have on advocating for social justice and human rights, and how they might better explore and address the contemporary issues that face our societies.

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Museum Studies (Hong Kong) MA, MSc, PGDip, PGCert, by distance learning
18 months-2 years

Grounded in museum practice and informed by world-leading teaching and research, Museum Studies by Distance Learning provides a grounding in theoretical, methodological, and professional themes at the forefront of contemporary Museum Studies and will equip you with the skills and confidence to apply this knowledge within professional contexts.

You will gain insight into how museums and heritage organisations work, and the economic, political, social, and cultural purposes that they serve. You will also learn how to communicate with publics and stakeholders; set up exhibitions and programmes, and care for objects and collections.

What to expect 

The programme follows the same curriculum as our standard Museum Studies by distance learning but is delivered in partnership with Hong Kong University and designed for those based in or near Hong Kong. You will learn from School of Museum Studies academics and visiting experts via our virtual learning environment, where recorded online lectures, live seminars and short activities are supported by access to study notes and reading lists. You will also be supported throughout the course by a Hong Kong based tutor and benefit from a Hong Kong sited Study Week led by School of Museum Studies academics.

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Entry Requirements

In recognition of the diverse employment needs of the culture sector, we recognise and credit a range of prior qualifications and experiences.

  • 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.

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Fees

For fees and funding options, please visit website to find out more.

Programme Funding

There are a number of possible sources of funding: loans and grants, bursaries and scholarships.

Student Destinations

Collaborative working with museums and arts, cultural and heritage organisations is critical to the development and delivery of our courses, and your professional development is central to the curriculum.

Our graduates have gone on to occupy a range of roles in leading institutions including the National Galleries of Scotland, British Museum and Natural History Museum; Chatsworth House and the National Trust; the Guggenheim and National Museum Ireland, and the the Hong Kong Museum of History and M+ West Kowloon Cultural District.

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