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The University of Glasgow

Museum Studies

University of Glasgow
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Rank: 24 (UKEAS)

Location: University of Glasgow

Website: www.gla.ac.uk

Study mode full-time

Degree: Masters

Start Date: 2021/09/01

Duration: 12 months

Intl fees: £19350

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Description

This Masters offers you the opportunity to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills required to become a versatile museum professional. The programme draws on staff research and expertise in museums, archives, libraries, galleries and digital cultural heritage. Co-taught with cultural heritage professionals, including staff from The Hunterian Museum, Glasgow Museums, and the National Library of Scotland, the programme combines interdisciplinary academic and practitioner input. Glasgow's national, civic and university museum collections provide students with privileged access to rich and diverse resources of international standing. A series of visits provides complementary experience of varied museum institutions and collections.WHY THIS PROGRAMME

  • Glasgow'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 STRUCTUREYou will take:
  • Four core courses
  • Two optional courses
Students enrolled on the MSc are also required to undertake an independent research project:
  • Dissertation or applied dissertation in collaboration with a cultural heritage partner
Semester 1: September to DecemberCore CoursesINTRODUCTION TO MUSEOLOGYMUSEUM SKILLS AND PROFESSIONAL PRACTICEMANAGING AND USING COLLECTIONSSemester 2: January to MarchCore CourseEXHIBITION DEVELOPMENT (THE HUNTERIAN)Optional Courses - choose two from the following (not all courses run every year):2D DIGITISATION: THEORY & PRACTICE (PGT)CURATING LIVELY PRACTICESCURATING THE SCIENCESDIGITAL CULTURAL HERITAGEMUSEUM LEARNING AND INTERPRETATIONPOWER AND POLITICS IN THE POST/COLONIAL MUSEUMOther level 5 course from those available within the College of Arts DissertationMUSEUM STUDIES DISSERTATION or MUSEUM STUDIES APPLIED DISSERTATION

Requirements

Entry requirements

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.

Language qualifications

IELTS: 7.0 (no sub-test less than 7)


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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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