Teaching and learning
We pride ourselves on innovative teaching techniques and high-quality contact time. Museum Studies by distance learning is an interactive programme, and our forms of assessment are designed to be both varied and inclusive. You will be appointed a personal tutor at the start of the course and they will provide pastoral care and academic advice throughout.
Our learning materials, including study notes, reading lists and video sit within a virtual learning environment. While online recorded lectures introduce you to key concepts and case studies, optional live seminars create an opportunity to engage in discussion with your peers and tutors. As well as this, you will also learn through completing short activities and carrying out independent research and reading.
All distance learning students are invited to attend our in-person June Summer School week, which is an opportunity to meet peers and School of Museum Studies academics and tutors in person. We will also encourage you to make self-led visits to museums and arts, cultural and heritage institutions in your own area, so that you can engage with current practice through the lens of your postgraduate studies.
I’ve benefited greatly from the extensive range of module topics. They’ve filled my knowledge gaps and have enabled me to have a deeper and better understanding, not only of art museums and galleries, but of the whole art ecosystem.