Ulster University

Ulster University

Museum Practice and Management

This programme shares best practice and expertise in various aspects of museum studies, cultural management, exhibition practice and care of collections. The modules draw upon the expectations of the museum standards programmes in UK and Ireland and present these within an international context. Lectures include points of discussion on key issues concerning the museum profession globally. Tutors are either lecturers in Ulster University or senior staff in the museum sector.

Entry requirements

PG 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: Collection care and management; communication and learning in the museum; management and strategy for the museum; museums and culture - policies and values.

Assessment methods

Each module has approximately 2 assignments. The 1st assignment is submitted during the module, with feedback within 3 weeks, and the final assignment is due a fortnight after the module is completed.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Distance learning September 2016 - 3 years
MA Distance learning January 2017 - 3 years
PgDip Distance learning September 2016 - 2 years
PgDip Distance learning January 2017 - 2 years

Campus details

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Online/Distance Learning

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