This course will especially suit you if you are working in, or looking for employment in, the museum sector and will also provide an excellent preparation if you wish to go on to pursue PhD research in the field.
You will be taught by experts in the field, who have been involved in expanding the academic discipline of museum studies over many years. The course will equip you with a thorough knowledge and critical understanding of current principles, practice, and contemporary debates in Museum Studies.
You will take four core modules and, if you are taking the MA or MSc, complete a dissertation on a topic of your choice. This is your chance to delve into your particular interests and extend your expertise. For many, it is the most exciting part of the course, as a self-directed opportunity to contribute new ideas, new knowledge, or critique existing scholarship or practice at an advanced academic level.
This degree will provide you with the practical and theoretical experience needed to become a creative and effective museum and gallery professional or to further advance your career.
Museum Studies at Leicester works with a team of highly skilled Associate Tutors, all of whom are experienced museum and heritage professionals and you will receive excellent support throughout your studies.
This pioneering Museum Studies Graduate program will enable students who want to enter the museum profession across the world to discover proven techniques and strategies of dealing with museum work and develop a critical understanding of best practices within the industry.
Either a first class or second class degree, which can be in any subject area.
Or be able to demonstrate equivalent skills and aptitudes through the possession of a professional or vocational qualification and/or the accrual of relevant work experiences.
IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability.
Graduates can be employed in some of the largest and most prestigious museums and galleries worldwide, in addition to some smaller specialist and local institutions, such as, Christies, the Lourve, Greek Ministry of Culture, to name a few.
Please Note: due to regular enhancements of the University’s courses, please refer to Leicester’s own website (www.le.ac.uk) and/or Terms and Conditions (http://www2.le.ac.uk/legal) for the most accurate and up-to-date course information. We recommend that you familiarise yourself with this information prior to submitting an application.