Taught course

Museum and Artefact Studies

Institution
Durham University · Department of Archaeology
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold, or expect to be awarded, a 2:1 Honours degree or an international equivalent, such as a GPA of 3.3 or above and hold some museum work experience.

Months of entry

October

Course content

Durham University's unique MA in Museum and Artefact Studies will provide you with the high quality training relevant to a career in museums, the cultural heritage sector, and in the academic world.

In particular, it is intended to equip you with a sound knowledge and critical understanding of current professional principles, good practice and contemporary debates relating to museum and artefact studies.

It aims to help you develop a variety of skills:

  • Professional skills, relevant to the care, management and exhibition of collections in museums
  • Analytical skills, relevant to the study of a wide range of materials and artefacts, from different periods and cultures, and from a variety of disciplinary perspectives
  • Research skills, relevant to studies of museums and artefacts, including an awareness of current theoretical issues
  • Communication skills - oral, written and visual - relevant to work in the museum profession and to academic research.

It also aims to encourage students to take personal responsibility for their own learning, team-work and professional conduct.

Information for international students

Please check the English language requirements for your subject and level of study.

Fees and funding

UK students
Full time £7,770
International students
Full time: EU £7,770 Non EU £17,325

Please see the funding page for more information.

Qualification and course duration

MA

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Archaeology
Email
pgarch.admissions@durham.ac.uk
Phone
(0)191 334 1100