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Museums, Heritage and Material Culture Studies

M.A.
12 months
Duration
19930 GBP/year
9685 GBP/year
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About

The Museums, Heritage and Material Culture Studies programme at SOAS University of London are perfect if you wish to pursue a career in the museum, heritage and arts sectors with a focus on non-Western art and culture, and both tangible and intangible heritage.

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Overview

The Museums, Heritage and Material Culture Studies programme at SOAS University of London will suit practicing museum and heritage professionals who are interested in strengthening their knowledge of contemporary debates in critical museology, critical heritage studies and material culture studies. 

With its interdisciplinary focus, it will suit students interested in broadening their expertise across anthropology, art history and archaeology. Additionally, it provides an excellent postgraduate foundation for students interested in pursuing PhD research concerned with museums, heritage, and material/visual culture in Asian, African, Middle Eastern and transnational/transcultural contexts.

This interdisciplinary programme brings together anthropological, art historical and archaeological perspectives to explore the interconnecting fields of museums, heritage and material culture studies. The MA deprivileges Western museum and heritage discourses and practices, and explores tangible and intangible cultural heritage as spheres of global interaction. 

The MA will equip students with a theoretically-informed critical understanding of museums, heritage and material/visual culture. Taught across the Department of Anthropology and School of Arts, the MA provides a unique opportunity to learn about current debates in World Art and World Heritage, combining ethnographic, art historical and archaeological approaches. 

Career

A Masters in Museums, Heritage and Material Cultural Studies helps you to understand the world, other peoples’ ways of life and how society is organised.

This programme will endow you with specialist understanding of producers, audiences, and other cultural and social aspects of mass media. Over the years the SOAS department has trained numerous leading anthropologists who have gone on to occupy lectureships and professorships throughout the world. Equally, students gain skills during their degree that transfer well to areas such as information and technology, government service, the media and tourism.  

Postgraduate students leave SOAS with a portfolio of widely transferable skills which employers seek, including analytical and critical skills; ability to gather, assess and interpret data; high level of cultural awareness; and problem-solving.  

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Museums, Heritage and Material Culture Studies
  • Theoretical Approaches to Social Anthropology
  • Theory and Method in Art History
  • Ethnographic Research Methods
  • African and Asian Diasporas in the Modern World
  • Anthropology of Globalisation 
  • Anthropology of Law
  • Issues in Anthropology of Media

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
100 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Candidates must normally possess a first or upper second class honours degree or equivalent.
  • The programme is interdisciplinary in nature so it is not necessary to have a degree in a discipline directly related to the programme. 
  • Each application is assessed on its individual merits and entry requirements may be modified in the light of relevant professional experience, and where the applicant can show a practical commitment to their field of study. 
  • Candidates must also be able to provide two supporting references.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19930 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19930 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9685 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9685 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

Part-time 2 Years

  • UK/EU Students: £4,843
  • Overseas Students: £9,965

Part-time 3 Years

  • UK/EU Students: £3,228
  • Overseas Students: £6,643

Funding

  • Felix Non- Indian Scholarship
  • Felix Scholarships
  • John Loiello AFSOAS FISH Scholarship
  • Postgraduate SOAS Global Impact Award
  • SOAS International Postgraduate Excellence Scholarship
  • SOAS Master's Scholarships
  • Tibawi Trust Award

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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