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Museum Studies MA, MSc, PGDip, PGCert, by distance learning

University of Leicester

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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Certificate

  • Location

    University of Leicester

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date

    APR, SEP

  • Duration

    8 months

Course summary

Course description

This degree will provide you with the practical and theoretical experience needed to become a creative and effective museum and gallery professional or to further advance your career in the sector. You will be taught by experts in the field, who have been involved in expanding the academic discipline of museum studies over many years. The course will equip you with a thorough knowledge and critical understanding of current principles, practice, and contemporary debates in Museum Studies. Over the course you will explore areas such as: The social role of museums and art galleries, Activist practice in museums and galleries,Collections care and management ,Exhibitions strategies, Museum design, Museum ethics and interpretation.

You can attain a Postgraduate Certificate by undertaking just the four core modules. It also possible to take one module, The Museum and Change, as a short course. By taking the distance learning course, you have the flexibility to fit studying around your existing work and family commitments. The distance learning course offers the same subject coverage and leads to the same qualification as our campus-based course. Museum Studies at Leicester works with a team of highly skilled Associate Tutors, all of whom are experienced museum and heritage professionals who will support you throughout your studies.

Careers and employability

Our graduates are employed in some of the largest and most prestigious museums and galleries worldwide, in addition to some smaller specialist and local institutions. They include: Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, British Natural History Museum, Chatsworth House, Christies, Greek Ministry of Culture, Greenwich Maritime Museum Imperial War Museum.

Tuition fees

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£ 7,425overall cost

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

University information

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University of Leicester

  • University League Table

    38th

  • Campus address

    University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 7RH, England

More than 4,000 international students call Leicester home, sharing their cultures, faiths and ideas with each other and with students and staff across campus.
Leicester is in the centre of England with great transport links, making it easy to explore the whole country while studying there.
Want to explore further afield? Leicester has great European links – with one change of train, Leicester students can be in Paris by lunchtime.

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