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Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies MA

Ulster University

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Belfast Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    13-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

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.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 14,910per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Ulster University

  • University League Table

    60th

  • Campus address

    Ulster University, Cromore Road, Coleraine, Northern Ireland, BT52 1SA, Northern Ireland

Renowned for its warm welcome, Ulster recruits international students from over 100 countries across the globe and has over 200,000 alumni worldwide.
Since 2012, Ulster University has been home to the Confucius Institute in Northern Ireland, winning the accolade of Confucius Institute of the Year in 2016.
With a dedicated staff member on each campus, the International Student Experience team are well placed to provide pastoral support to students from arrival.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    26th out of 86 3

    1st out of 54 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    132 59%

    40th

    6
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    66 66%

    30th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.89 78%

    68th

    14
  • Entry standards

    / Max 167
    123 80%

    18th

    7
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    64 64%

    15th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.59 92%

    2nd

    1

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