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Museum StudiesUniversity of Glasgow
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Location: University of Glasgow
Study mode full-time
Start Date: 2020/09/01
Duration: 12 months
Intl fees: £18370
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WHY THIS PROGRAMMEGlasgow's civic and university collections are some of the richest and most diverse in Europe and are of international standing. The University's own Hunterian Museum is the oldest public museum in Scotland and has extensive holdings covering fine art, geology, anatomy and the history of medicine.You'll be able to choose from a range of courses involving staff from The Hunterian, Glasgow Museums and the National Library of Scotland, giving you a strong insight into professional and practical issues in the museum and cultural sector.The facilities at Kelvin Hall provide opportunities for developing professional skills including collection management, object-handling, interpretation and public engagement.Our partnerships with local and international museums and heritage organisations provide great opportunities to gain practical experience, including work placements.Shared teaching with our sister programme MSc Information Management and Preservation provides students with a broad overview of the cultural heritage sector.We are the only Museum Studies programme in the UK accredited by CILIP, the Library and Information Association.PROGRAMME STRUCTUREFor 2020 admission, we are proposing an amended programme structure as below. The agreed changes will be confirmed later in this academic year. Please don't hesitate to contact us with any queries about the programme structure in the meantime. Those who apply for the programme will be sent updates once any approved changes are confirmed.You will take:Three core coursesThree optional coursesStudents enrolled on the MSc are also required to undertake an independent research project:Dissertation or applied dissertation in collaboration with a cultural heritage partnerSemester 1: September to DecemberINTRODUCTION TO MUSEOLOGYMUSEUM SKILLS AND PROFESSIONAL PRACTICEMANAGING AND USING COLLECTIONSSemester 2: January to MarchChoose one of the following practice-based courses:EXHIBITION DEVELOPMENT (THE HUNTERIAN)INSIDE MUSEUM PRACTICEMUSEUM STUDIES WORK PLACEMENTChoose two optional courses from the following (not all courses run every year):MUSEUM LEARNING AND INTERPRETATIONPOWER AND POLITICS IN THE POST/COLONIAL MUSEUM2D DIGITISATIONCURATING THE SCIENCESCURATING LIVELY PRACTICESDIGITAL CULTURAL HERITAGELEVEL 5 COURSE IN HISTORY LEVEL 5 COURSE IN HISTORY OF ARTLEVEL 5 COURSE IN ARCHAEOLOGYOther level 5 course from those available within the College of Arts Summer: April to SeptemberMUSEUM STUDIES DISSERTATION or MUSEUM STUDIES APPLIED DISSERTATIONProgramme alteration or discontinuationThe University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a programme. For more information, please see: Student contract.
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Entry requirements for postgraduate taught programmes are a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification (for example, GPA 3.0 or above) in a relevant subject unless otherwise specified.
IELTS: 7.0 (no sub-test less than 7)
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About this university
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 isnâ€™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 isnâ€™t a single student association but rather a number covering different areas. There are two separate studentâ€™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 studentsâ€™ 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.