University of Chester

University of Chester

Museums Practice

This course has the advantage of employing, via a practice-based case study, Shrewsbury and the wider environs of Shropshire - popular visitor destinations that proudly boast historic urban cores, state-of-the-art museums and World Heritage sites. During this course, you will be provided with a wealth of knowledge relating to the competences needed to meet the multiple challenges of contemporary museum management. Our programme will equip you to work with a wide variety of museum collections in varying cultural contexts.

Entry requirements

Possession of a good, 2nd-Class Honours degree in a relevant discipline or an equivalent qualification is required. Equivalence will be reviewed by an interview panel and prior experience in the museum and heritage sectors will be taken into account alongside academic qualifications; candidates may be asked to submit a piece of written work for consideration; decisions concerning the allocation of credit, either for admission or advanced standing, will be the responsibility of a Credit Allocation Panel. Credit value will be given for appropriate certificated or experiential learning completed within the previous 5 years, and through which an applicant can demonstrate prior achievement of learning outcomes related to one or more of the programme's modules. A student seeking advanced standing must apply before enrolment.

Course modules

Modules include: Research skills in heritage; collections management; interpretation practice; research project; dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessments include: Written coursework (such as essays, reviews, reports - including group work); examinations and oral presentations (both individual and group work).


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time October 2016 - 1 years
MSc Part-time October 2016 - 2 years
PgCert Part-time October 2016 - 1 years
PgDip Full-time October 2016 - 1 years
PgDip Part-time October 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University Centre Shrewsbury Shrewsbury SY3 8HQ West Midlands

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