University of East Anglia UEA

University of East Anglia UEA

Museum Studies

This is one of the longest-established Museum Studies programmes in the UK, and is the only one based inside an art gallery, the Norman Foster-designed Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts (SCVA). The course combines the cutting-edge research and curatorial experience of academic staff in the School with the professional resources and experience of the SCVA. It also draws on resources in London and in the region, notably the Norfolk Museums Service, and incorporates a number of museum visits and expert speakers. Students undertake a year-long work placement in tandem with their degree and collaborate on an exhibition project hosted in Norwich. Students gain an understanding of the history and theory behind museums plus hands-on training in all aspects of museum work - conservation and curation; education and outreach; exhibition design and visitor services; and governance, legal frameworks, marketing and development. Employability is central to the programme, with exposure to a wide range of career options and contact with professionals from across the sector.

Entry requirements

Applicants require a good Honours degree at minimum 2.1 standard or equivalent. All applicants who are not a British national and/or whose first language is not English will need to demonstrate a suitable level of English language proficiency. This is equivalent to an IELTS 7.0 overall, with a minimum of 7.0 in speaking and 6.0 in all other components, although we do accept many other types of qualifications or tests. In accordance with the UK Border Agencies Tier 4 visa guidelines, we will also waive the English language requirement for applicants who meet the defined nationality test or who have completed a degree level course in one of the listed countries.

Course modules

Compulsory modules: Critical perspectives in museum studies; exhibition project; museums and heritage: interpretation, access, engagement; museums and heritage: management, governance, strategies; museum studies dissertation. optional modules: museum studies (placement), or museum studies (scva internship).

Assessment methods

In addition to the taught modules, students on the Museum Studies degree collaborate on an exhibition project and complete two individual forms of assessment: a substantial management plan or project report based on their work placement (due in May), and a dissertation of 12,000 words (due in September).

Sponsorship information

There are a variety of scholarships, studentships and other awards available to those applying for places on our taught postgraduate degrees.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (EU) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,900 per Whole course (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (Wales) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of East Anglia Norwich NR4 7TJ East of England

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