Taught course

Museums and Heritage Practice (Shrewsbury)

University of Chester · Department of History and Archaeology

Entry requirements

A 2:1 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. Consideration will be given to those who hold a lower classification who can demonstrate they are capable of performing at the level required to complete the course successfully.

Months of entry


Course content

Museums are an integral part of the present, and a resource for the future. By studying how museums function, you will be working in an exciting and expanding, as well as an increasingly complex, subject area.

Why study this course with us?

In studying Museums Practice, you will have access to a wide range of resources, such as museum services and their collections across Shrewsbury and Shropshire. We have strong links to heritage organisations and their resources, including English Heritage and the National Trust. We aim to equip you with the knowledge and skills to operate within the broader heritage industry, such as in museums, but also with heritage and planning agencies, local authorities and international organisations, private enterprises and civic organisations.

Our course blends theory and practice, with opportunity to gain ‘hands-on’ experience and to participate in research projects.

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