Taught course

Museums and Heritage Practice

University of Chester · Department of History and Archaeology

Entry requirements

A 2:2 honours degree in a relevant discipline or an equivalent qualification is required. Prior experience in the museum and heritage sectors can be taken into account alongside academic qualifications.

Months of entry


Course content

Museums and heritage shape our knowledge of the past in the present, and act as a resource for the future. By studying how museums and heritage sites function and how objects and places are displayed to reveal meaning, this course offers both sector-relevant knowledge and transferrable communication skills suitable for working in an exciting and increasingly complex subject area.

Links with heritage organisations and collections include independents, specialist and civic museums, English Heritage, World Heritage and the National Trust. Throughout Museums and Heritage Practice, we develop knowledge and skills suited to operate within the broader heritage industry and institutional contexts, whether they be museums, heritage sites and planning agencies, local authorities, international organisations, private enterprises or civic organisations.

This course blends theory and practice, specialist lecturers, contributions from practising museums and heritage professionals, opportunities for field research to gain ‘hands-on’ experience, and research projects with real-life outputs.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    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

Department of History and Archaeology