The University of Glasgow

Museum, Heritage and Education Studies

University of Glasgow
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Rank: 24 (UKEAS)

Location: University of Glasgow


Study mode full-time

Degree: Masters

Start Date: 2021/09/01

Duration: 24 months

Intl fees: £13833


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This is a uniquely innovative and multidisciplinary programme that equips the next generation of museum and heritage professionals with the ability to engage with the various contexts (cultural, economic, political) that they will encounter and which are needed for the 21st Century. The programme includes placements, language learning and a minimum of three mobility periods in Europe.WHY THIS PROGRAMME

  • This unique programme will provide students with exposure to cutting edge teaching, research and practice across Europe and across the globe. It will engage with and contribute to current debates about the aesthetics and critical themes of contemporary Museum, Heritage and Education Studies practices and the multiple types of skills needed to engage with and understand them.
  • Multiple mobility periods allow for a truly international learning experience providing students with the opportunity to experience diverse educational systems and training in European regions.
  • Consortium partners include the University of Glasgow, the University of Tartu, Radboud University and the University of Malta.
  • Innovative summer school offerings will be held annually and provided by our key associate partners, the Smithsonian Institute in the US, the European Museum Academy (at various museums around Europe) and the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico.
  • Guest lectures and seminars are offered by scholars and policy practitioners who are leading experts in their field.
  • Students will have access to a variety of second language training.
  • Students will have access to placements.
PROGRAMME STRUCTUREThe programme is taught over 24 months and includes at least three mobility periods and has been designed so that students can benefit from the specific expertise of each of the partners.In semester 1 students gain an overview of Museum Education in Glasgow. In semester 2 at the University of Tartu which include placement options.Between semesters 2 and 3, students will have the option to attend a summer school with the European Museum Academy, the Smithsonian and/or Universidad Iberoamericana. The courses that are studied during the summer school are non-credit bearing but students will be able to undertake internships as part of the summer mobility period.In semester 3 students have the choice of two thematic Study Tracks between the University of Malta or Radboud University in the Netherlands. There are also placement options at Malta and field trips at Radboud.The fourth and final semester destination, when the dissertation is being written, will be chosen by the student depending on where they wish to be based for research/ supervision purposes.Teaching will be via lectures and small group seminars utilising a wealth of theoretical and methodological approaches drawn from the humanities and social sciences. Assignments and coursework include individual and group presentations, structured debates, simulation exercises and role play, reflective logs, fieldwork and study trips. Language courses in all major European languages are available with each mobility partner over the two years of the programme.Year 1: Semester 1 (60 SCQF) University of Glasgow Museum EducationAccess and inclusionMHES critical enquiryMuseums, education and curriculum developmentThe museum as a source for learningYear 1: Semester 2 (60 SCQF)University of Tartu - Intangible Cultural HeritageSee course page for details.Summer Mobility at the European Museum Academy or Smithsonian Institution,with the option to extend to Universidad Iberoamericana.Year 2: Semester 3 (60 SCQF)University of Malta - Museum and Heritage EducationSee course page for details.Year 2: Semester 3 (60 SCQF)Radboud University - Arts and CultureSee course page for details.Year 2: Semester 4 (60 SCQF)Research dissertation


Entry requirements

2.1 Honours undergraduate degree or the equivalent (eg a Grade Point Average of 75%) in relevant arts, humanities or social science subject.

Language qualifications

IELTS: 6.5 (no sub less than 6)

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About this university

International students

Students travel from around the world to study at the university and its website has country-specific information available. The International Student Support Team is a dedicated advisory service to help students on a range of subjects including immigration, finding employment and dealing with financial matters. For those to whom English isn’t a first language there is also English language courses available through the University Language Centre who also provide language support during the length of study. Student life is organised differently at Glasgow than many universities meaning there isn’t a single student association but rather a number covering different areas. There are two separate student’s unions, dating from the times when one was for male students and the other for female, called the Glasgow University Union (GUU) and the Queen Margaret Union (QMU). There is also a Students Representative Council that is the legal body representing students’ interests in the university and in wider terms. The two unions organise a number of social and cultural groups and events including providing facilities for debating, dining, socialising and meeting rooms. Sports are handled by the Glasgow University Sports Association (GUSA) that operates both sports clubs as well as fitness classes and drop in sessions.

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