Liverpool Hope University

Liverpool Hope University

Museum and Heritage Studies

This programme emphasises the new approaches being taken by museums to address social inequalities, from anti-racism workshops with local schools to global campaigns for human rights. Students explore the variety of methods and techniques employed by today's museum professionals to develop socially-relevant collections, to produce inspiring and challenging exhibitions, and to engage communities on a local, national and international level. The application of theoretical and ethical perspectives to real-world case studies enables students to develop a critical understanding of social justice in a museological context.

Entry requirements

A 1st Class or upper 2nd Class Honours degrees across a wide variety of academic disciplines including those new to the discipline of museum and heritage studies. Applications from students who do not hold a 1st or 2.1 Honours degree (or equivalent) will be asked to demonstrate potential to achieve a Master's award via a sample of academic writing and interview before an offer is made. The programme is taught in English. Students whose 1st language is not English are normally required to have an IELTS 6.5 (including reading 6, writing 6), TOEFL paper based 560, TOEFL ibt 83 or other equivalent recognised English language qualification. The programme is also intended to appeal to staff and volunteers already working in the museum and heritage sector who wish to undertake continuing professional development. Students who do not wish to undertake the dissertation will be eligible for the award of a postgraduate certificate on completion of 4 15-credit modules.

Course modules

Modules include: Museum theory and practice; heritage theory and practice; public engagement: inclusion, education and campaigns for social change; safeguarding for the future: ethical practices of collection management; sustainable development: public demand and public funding.

Assessment methods

Assessment is done individually; assessment methods vary but generally include essays, presentations and a dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 - 12 months
MA Part-time September 2016 - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Hope Park Liverpool L16 9JD North West

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