Ulster University

Ulster University

Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies

To support your learning, we arrange a placement for all students in a local museum or heritage site. The degree programme has been designed for individuals seeking further career development in the heritage and museum sectors, as well for graduates of Art and Design, Art History, Geography, History, Archaeology, Anthropology, Education, Sociology and allied disciplines, who wish to develop their research interests in these fields. Key areas of investigation in this programme include: Policy concerns relating to heritage, museum and cultural sectors in Ireland, north and south; analysis of the social, economic and cultural contexts of museums and heritage; management issues relating to museums and heritage sites; and impact of digital technologies on the heritage experience. Modules have been designed to reflect innovative and current research in these areas and will equip both graduates and those already working in the heritage sectors with the appropriate skills for further academic and professional development.

Entry requirements

Postgraduate Diploma: You should normally hold a degree in a relevant discipline. MA: You should preferably hold a good Honours degree in a relevant discipline. Exceptionally, candidates who do not satisfy these requirements may, by virtue of relevant experience or learning, be admitted. Students who satisfactorily complete the Postgraduate Diploma at the required level will automatically be considered for progress to the MA. An interview may form part of the application process.

Course modules

Modules include: Exploring heritage; cultures of curatorship; exhibition: practice and evaluation; strategic management for the heritage and museum sectors; research in museum and heritage studies; research dissertation. If you choose not to do the research dissertation you may exit with a Postgraduate Diploma.

Assessment methods

All modules are assessed via coursework.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,995 per Whole course (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,995 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,995 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,995 per Whole course (Wales) 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 - 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Belfast Campus Belfast BT15 1ED Northern Ireland

Key information

Telephone number: 
028 7012 4391