University of Leicester

University of Leicester

Learning and Visitor Studies in Museums and Galleries

Students study historical, current and emerging theories, concepts, issues, techniques and practice in education and visitor studies in museums and cognate fields. The programme provides training both for professionals involved in museum education, learning and visitor studies and for those who wish to undertake further research in the field. A Master of Science (MSc) can be awarded in preference to a Master of Arts (MA) where the dissertation concerns a science collection or museum, or where the nature of the investigation can be termed scientific.

Entry requirements

A 1st or 2nd Class Honours degree or equivalent, from a recognised university, together with evidence of engagement with, or commitment to, the museum/gallery/heritage sector (or appropriate transferable skills). We consider candidates without an Honours degree who have significant relevant work experience; applicants may be required to complete a written assessment as part of their application. If the 1st language is not English, applicants must meet the University�s English language requirements.

Course modules

Modules include: education in the museum: frameworks for practice; learning in the museum; developing learning resources; visitor studies: evaluation and research.

Assessment methods

The course is continuously assessed. Students who achieve the required standard and who wish to work towards a Masters degree, complete a dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Distance learning £ 8,385 per Whole course (EU fees) 2 years
MA Distance learning £ 8,385 per Whole course (home fees) 2 years
MA Distance learning £ 14,000 per Whole course (overseas fees) 2 years
PgDip Distance learning £ 7,470 per Whole course (home fees) 18 months
PgDip Distance learning £ 12,455 per Whole course (overseas fees) 18 months
PgDip Distance learning £ 7,470 per Whole course (EU fees) 18 months

Campus details

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