This Heritage and Interpretation degree offered at the University of Leicester will provide you with the skills and knowledge to shape, manage and interpret heritage sites and objects and become an effective, critical and creative heritage professional.
You will look in-depth at the processes of heritage making, the politics and uses of heritage across the world, and the concepts, theories and creative practice of heritage interpretation.
You will take four core modules and, if you are taking the MA/MSc, complete a dissertation on a topic of your choice. This is your chance to delve into your particular interests and extend your expertise. For many, it is the most exciting part of the course, as a self-directed opportunity to contribute new ideas, new knowledge, or critique existing scholarship or practice at an advanced academic level.
By taking the distance learning course, you have the flexibility to fit studying around your existing work and family commitments. Museum Studies at Leicester works with a team of highly skilled Associate Tutors, all of whom are experienced museum and heritage professionals and you will receive excellent support throughout your studies.
Careers and employability
Our graduates are employed in some of the largest and most prestigious museums and galleries worldwide, in addition to some smaller specialist and local institutions. They include:
- Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
- British Natural History Museum
- Chatsworth House
- Greek Ministry of Culture
- Greenwich Maritime Museum
- Imperial War Museum
- National Galleries of Scotland
- National Museum Ireland
- National Trust
- Rollo Contemporary Art Gallery
- Royal Armouries
- Science Museum
- Guggenheim Museum
- The British Museum
- Victoria & Albert Museum
- York Castle Museum
- Locating Heritage
- Making Heritage
- Supporting Heritage
- Interpreting Heritage
- 18 months
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
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In recognition of the diverse employment needs of the culture sector, we recognise and credit a range of prior qualifications and experiences.
- Either a first class or second class degree, which can be in any subject area
- Or be able to demonstrate equivalent skills and aptitudes through the possession of a professional or vocational qualification and/or the accrual of relevant work experiences. Relevant experience can come from a wide spectrum of work or voluntary environments but clear evidence of this experience must be provided
You should be able to demonstrate a commitment to, or strong interest in, museums, galleries, or other kinds of heritage or cultural organisation.
If you do not have a degree, you will be asked complete an assessment, such as an essay, so as to demonstrate your readiness for postgraduate study. Clear guidance will be provided on assessment criteria. You may also be required to attend an interview.
International11633 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 17450 GBP for the full programme during 18 months.
National6963 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 10445 GBP for the full programme during 18 months.
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