University of Leicester

University of Leicester

Museum Studies

This course is grounded in museum practice and informed at every level by leading museum studies research. We will introduce you to the tools you will need, your tutors and their latest research and a diverse series of learning events. During this course, you will consider: What is a museum? What are its purposes? How do we encounter and think about objects? How and why do museums look after them? These topics will lead to the subject of how museums communicate with their audiences; what an exhibition is and how museums tackle them. You will be given expert training in sector-relevant research and professional skills and will have the option of studying specialist subjects such as heritage, museum education, the digital world and museums and the natural environment. There will also be plenty of study visits, visiting speakers from the sector and an opportunity to put on your own exhibition. Beyond the teaching sessions, you will be able to conduct your own research project. You might choose to write this up as a dissertation, but you could also consider writing a paper, a critique or a professional report, or perhaps even producing a film. We look forward to working with you on the possibilities.

Sponsorship information

AHRC.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Distance learning October 2016 GBP 8,760 per Whole course (EU) 2 years
MA Distance learning October 2016 GBP 8,760 per Whole course (England) 2 years
MA Distance learning October 2016 GBP 8,760 per Whole course (EU) 2 years
MA Distance learning October 2016 GBP 14,630 per Whole course (International) 2 years
MA Distance learning October 2016 GBP 8,760 per Whole course (England) 2 years
MA Distance learning October 2016 GBP 8,760 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Distance learning October 2016 GBP 14,630 per Whole course (International) 2 years
MA Distance learning October 2016 GBP 8,760 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 years
MA Distance learning October 2016 GBP 8,760 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Distance learning October 2016 GBP 8,760 per Whole course (Wales) 2 years
MA Distance learning October 2016 GBP 8,760 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 years
MA Distance learning October 2016 GBP 8,760 per Whole course (Wales) 2 years
MA Distance learning April 2017 GBP 14,630 per Whole course (International) 2 years
MA Distance learning April 2017 GBP 8,760 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Distance learning April 2017 GBP 8,760 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 years
MA Distance learning April 2017 GBP 8,760 per Whole course (Wales) 2 years
MA Distance learning April 2017 GBP 8,760 per Whole course (EU) 2 years
MA Distance learning April 2017 GBP 8,760 per Whole course (England) 2 years
MA Full-time October 2017 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2017 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2017 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2017 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2017 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2017 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2017 GBP 16,595 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2017 GBP 16,595 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2017 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2017 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2017 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2017 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2017 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2017 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2017 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2017 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2017 GBP 16,595 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time October 2017 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 15,880 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 15,880 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Distance learning October 2016 GBP 14,630 per Whole course (International) 2 years
MSc Distance learning October 2016 GBP 8,760 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Distance learning October 2016 GBP 8,760 per Whole course (EU) 2 years
MSc Distance learning October 2016 GBP 8,760 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Distance learning October 2016 GBP 8,760 per Whole course (England) 2 years
MSc Distance learning October 2016 GBP 8,760 per Whole course (Wales) 2 years
MSc Distance learning October 2016 GBP 14,630 per Whole course (International) 2 years
MSc Distance learning October 2016 GBP 8,760 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Distance learning October 2016 GBP 8,760 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Distance learning October 2016 GBP 8,760 per Whole course (Wales) 2 years
MSc Distance learning October 2016 GBP 8,760 per Whole course (EU) 2 years
MSc Distance learning October 2016 GBP 8,760 per Whole course (England) 2 years
MSc Full-time April 2017 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time April 2017 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time April 2017 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time April 2017 GBP 15,880 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time April 2017 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time April 2017 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Distance learning April 2017 GBP 8,760 per Whole course (EU) 2 years
MSc Distance learning April 2017 GBP 8,760 per Whole course (England) 2 years
MSc Distance learning April 2017 GBP 14,630 per Whole course (International) 2 years
MSc Distance learning April 2017 GBP 8,760 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Distance learning April 2017 GBP 8,760 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Distance learning April 2017 GBP 8,760 per Whole course (Wales) 2 years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time October 2016 - 9 months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time October 2016 - 9 months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Distance learning October 2016 GBP 7,805 per Whole course (Wales) 18 months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Distance learning October 2016 GBP 7,805 per Whole course (EU) 18 months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Distance learning October 2016 GBP 7,805 per Whole course (England) 18 months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Distance learning October 2016 GBP 13,015 per Whole course (International) 18 months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Distance learning October 2016 GBP 7,805 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 18 months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Distance learning October 2016 GBP 7,805 per Whole course (Scotland) 18 months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Distance learning October 2016 GBP 7,805 per Whole course (Wales) 18 months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Distance learning October 2016 GBP 7,805 per Whole course (EU) 18 months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Distance learning October 2016 GBP 7,805 per Whole course (England) 18 months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Distance learning October 2016 GBP 13,015 per Whole course (International) 18 months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Distance learning October 2016 GBP 7,805 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 18 months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Distance learning October 2016 GBP 7,805 per Whole course (Scotland) 18 months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time April 2017 - 9 months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Distance learning April 2017 GBP 7,805 per Whole course (Scotland) 18 months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Distance learning April 2017 GBP 7,805 per Whole course (Wales) 18 months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Distance learning April 2017 GBP 7,805 per Whole course (EU) 18 months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Distance learning April 2017 GBP 7,805 per Whole course (England) 18 months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Distance learning April 2017 GBP 13,015 per Whole course (International) 18 months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Distance learning April 2017 GBP 7,805 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 18 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Leicester Leicester LE1 7RH East Midlands

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