Taught course

Museum and Artefact Studies

Institution
Durham University · Department of Archaeology
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

A minimum of an 2:1 degree or equivalent; 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

The MA 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, including; 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; research skills, relevant to studies of museums and artefacts, including an awareness of current theoretical issues and communication skills, relevant to work in the museum profession and to academic research.

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

Route 1

Core modules:

• Approaches to Museum and Artefact Studies

• Museum Principles and Practice

• Artefact Studies

• Care of Collections

• Museum Communication

• Research Paper.

Route 2

Core modules:

• Approaches to Museum and Artefact Studies

• Museum Principles and Practice

• Artefact Studies

• Dissertation

• Museum Communication

• Care of Collections

• A module from the MA in Archaeology.

Information for international students

All self-financing overseas students are required to pay a £1000 tuition fee deposit if an offer from the Department of Archaeology is accepted. The tuition fee deposit is paid before the University issues a Confirmation of Acceptance to Study (CAS) number, which is required in order to apply for a visa.

Fees and funding

UK students
£9,500.00 per year
International students
£19,500.00 per year

£500 deposit is also payable by Home/EU applicants if an offer of a place from the Department of Archaeology is accepted.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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Email
study@durham.ac.uk