Teaching and learning
We pride ourselves on our innovative teaching techniques and high-quality contact time with the teaching team. You will be taught through a combination of lectures; where ideas and theoretical concepts will be introduced; and seminars; where you will have the opportunity to discuss ideas with lecturers and fellow students. The Museum Studies postgraduate course is an interactive programme involving practical skills workshops, online tasks and individual study (research and reading) to help you through your learning journey. Regular visits to museums around the country provide opportunities to explore contemporary practice.
Guest lecturers offer additional perspectives, are a source of inspiration and ideas, and will give you the opportunity to further strengthen your links with the profession. During the summer term, you will undertake an eight-week museum or gallery placement.
Our assessment strategy is designed to be varied and inclusive of learners' diverse needs. This is a coursework-based masters degree that combines academic assessments such as short written pieces, with those skills required by employers such as presentations, briefing papers and reports.
If you wish to obtain an MA or MSc, you will undertake supervised research into a topic of your choice and complete an 8000-word dissertation or comparable piece of work such as a paper, a critique or a professional report.
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.