Taught course

Cultural Hertiage and Muesuem Studies

Ulster University · Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

We welcome people with an honours degree in an area relevant to museum and heritage practice, such as:

  • Arts and Humanities e.g. Archaeology and Anthropology, History, Fine and Applied Arts;
  • Environmental Sciences e.g. Geography (including human geography and historic geography);
  • Social Sciences e.g. Sociology, Policy Studies;
  • Business & Marketing e.g. Tourism Studies, Management Studies.

You will find that the diverse student group will greatly enhance your learning experience.

If you do not have an honours degree, but have relevant experience or learning, we will consider your application.

Months of entry


Course content

For 20 years, the MA Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies at Ulster University has been preparing new professionals to work in the heritage and museum sectors in Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, and GB.

In this engaging programme, we explore the practices, policy requirements, and current issues shaping the heritage and museum sectors. We address issues dominating the sector, such as decolonisation and repatriation. We consider the role of heritage in a post-conflict society. We explore audience engagement and skills needed for exhibition development and cultural management.

Through up-to-date course material, guest speakers from the sector, visits, and placement experience, you will develop the knowledge and skills required to work in the heritage, museum and arts fields.

You will meet our alumni, who share their experiences as visiting lecturers. Our alumni are now working in National Museums NI, local museums and heritage, and the National Trust. They have roles in learning and outreach, curatorship, conservation, and management.

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

Professor Elizabeth Crooke