The aim is to provide a broad academic and professional training in all aspects of museum design, management and education, whilst encouraging students to reflect critically on the relevance of these institutions in the contemporary world.
This Museum Studies MA at University College Cork is designed for those who wish to enter the museum or heritage centre profession In Ireland or abroad, or who wish to pursue PhD research in museology and related fields.
The course provides a balance of theory and practice for students from a range of academic backgrounds, with emphasis on graduates of archaeology and history, and other closely cognate humanities and social science disciplines. The MA programme is made up of taught courses, supervised work placements in museums, the production of a temporary museum exhibition and a research dissertation.
- The Museum in the 21st century
- Museum Curation
- Museums and the Public
- The Museum Environment
- The Management and Marketing of Museums
- Work Placement
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , National
DisciplinesHistory Ancient History Museum Studies View 3 other Masters in Museum Studies in Ireland
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
Second Class Honours Grade II in a primary honours degree (NFQ, Level 8) from a recognized third-level institution, in one of the following disciplines: Archaeology, Anthropology, Folklore, History, Heritage Studies or Local Studies. Applications will also be considered under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) from graduates in other disciplines who have a demonstrable interest and/or experience in museum work. All applicants will be interviewed.
International16700 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 16700 EUR per year during 12 months.
EU/EEA6430 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 6430 EUR per year during 12 months.
Living costs for Cork
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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