Compulsory modules explore the nature of heritage and how meanings of objects, artworks and buildings change in different contexts. You will examine the challenges faced by arts managers and cultural leaders, and the changes that have led some museums to move towards the role of the ‘manager’ rather than the ‘curator’.
You will choose from optional modules to tailor your degree to your interests or career plans – including the opportunity to undertake a work placement or consultancy project role in either arts management or heritage.
Previous students have undertaken placements focused on collections, digitisation work, digital interpretation and community engagement.
The Arts Management and Heritage Studies programme at the University of Leeds is designed to equip you to fill a gap in the current market and become a cultural leader of the future. We encourage you to build up a portfolio of project work to help with future job applications, and you have opportunities to gain practical work experience.
As well as the in-depth subject knowledge you will gain, you will improve your skills in research, analysis, communication and critical and cultural awareness. You will also benefit from the contacts gained through work with partner organisations and the Centre for Critical Studies in Museums, Galleries and Heritage.
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- Advanced Research Skills
- Critical Issues
- Arts Management and Cultural Leadership
- Jewish Museums and the Display of Cultural Difference
- Unfinished Business: Trauma, Cultural Memory and the Holocaust
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- 12 months
- 24 months
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- We recommend that international students apply as early as possible.
DisciplinesVisual Arts General Studies & Classics Museum Studies View 78 other Masters in Museum Studies in United Kingdom
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- A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons). Previous academic work should indicate an ability to develop critical thinking around the sector.
- Professional experience will also be considered.
- Experience of volunteering or working in a relevant field, such as museums, galleries, contemporary art, cultural policy, and/or heritage organisations, is also required. We do not require a specific length of time to have been spent in work experience, though all candidates must have engaged meaningfully with the sector, and must be able to critically reflect on their experiences in their personal statement and at interview.
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If you have the talent and drive, we want you to be able to study with us, whatever your financial circumstances. There may be help for students in the form of loans and non-repayable grants from the University and from the government. The School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies offers the Head of School Excellence Scholarship (International) for international applicants starting in September 2021. The application form and further information can be found on the University website.
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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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.