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Museum Studies, M.Litt.

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  • 12 months
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University rank #194 (QS) ,
 MLitt Museum Studies programme at University of Aberdeen provides you with a rich combination of the academic study of museums and collections since the Renaissance with the practical experience of thinking about and working in museums today.

About

Museums are increasingly important in a modern world with a wide range of research focusing on their history, collections, practices and social roles. 

MLitt Museum Studies programme at University of Aberdeen makes much use of the University’s internationally important collections and museums to explore these issues and to give practical experience of working in a museum, working closely with professional as well as academic staff. Information about these collections and activities is available on The University of Aberdeen Museums website.

Careers

This degree provides suitable preparation for working in the museums, galleries and similar institutions, those who wish to conduct further research in Museum Studies or related fields. It would also be useful for those who are interested in developing ways of communicating academic work to a wider public.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Museum Practice 
  • The Museum Idea 
  • Curating an Exhibition 
  • Developing A Theory of Practice: Learning and Museums

      Detailed Programme Facts

      • Programme intensity

        You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

        Full-time
        • Full-time duration 12 months
        Part-time
        • Average part-time duration 24 months
        • Intensity Flexible
      • Credits
        120 credit points alternative credits
      • Languages
        • English
      • Delivery mode
        On Campus

      English Language Requirements

      • Minimum required score:

        6.5

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      • Minimum required score:

        90

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      • Minimum required score:

        62

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      Academic Requirements

      You need the following GPA score:

      Required score: Upper Second Class

      Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

      Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

      General Requirements

      Qualifications

      The information below is provided as a guide only and does not guarantee entry to the University of Aberdeen.

      • Applicants for admission will normally be expected to hold a relevant Honours degree with at least 2:1 standard from a recognised university or body. In exceptional circumstances, applicants without this qualification may be admitted subject to having an alternative qualification, or an approved level of work experience, appropriate to the field of study.

      Tuition Fee

      • International

        15900 GBP/year
        Tuition Fee
        Based on the original amount of 15900 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
      • EU/EEA

        6700 GBP/year
        Tuition Fee
        Based on the original amount of 6700 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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      Living costs for Aberdeen

      • 729 - 1070 GBP/month
        Living Costs

      The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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