Museums and Contemporary Issues

Module code: MU7558

In this module you'll delve deeper into aspects discussed in the core modules to examine how museums and galleries can engage with unfolding contemporary social issues. You'll consider how the museum can be a site for activism, social justice, human rights and social change, exploring cutting-edge examples of practice from across the globe. The module is suitable for anyone who wants to debate and advocate the socially purposeful role of museums.


  • 50 hours of lectures
  • 2 hours of tutorials
  • 10 hours of fieldwork
  • 88 hours of guided independent study


  • Essay, 2,500 words (100%)