Taught course

Heritage and Interpretation

Institution
University of Leicester · Department of Museum Studies
Qualifications
MA/MSc

Entry requirements

Applicants require either a first class or second class degree (which can be in any subject area) or be able to demonstrate equivalent skills and aptitudes through the possession of a professional or vocational qualification and/or the accrual of relevant work experiences. Relevant experience can come from a wide spectrum of work or voluntary environments but clear evidence of this experience must be provided.

You should be able to demonstrate a commitment to, or strong interest in, museums, galleries, or other kinds of heritage or cultural organisation.

Months of entry

April, October

Course content

This degree will provide you with the skills and knowledge to shape, manage and interpret heritage sites and objects and become an effective, critical and creative heritage professional.

You will look in-depth at the processes of heritage making, the politics and uses of heritage across the world, and the concepts, theories and creative practice of heritage interpretation.

This course will develop your critical and creative thinking skills and encourage you to engage with the literature, case examples and with other students whilst reflecting on your own heritage and interpretation interests and experiences.

By taking the distance learning course, you have the flexibility to fit studying around your existing work and family commitments. Museum Studies at Leicester works with a team of highly skilled Associate Tutors, all of whom are experienced museum and heritage professionals and you will receive excellent support throughout your studies.

This course will especially suit you if you are working in, or looking for employment in, the heritage sector and will also provide an excellent preparation if you wish to go on to pursue PhD research in the Heritage and Interpretation area.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA/MSc
    part time
    18-24 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Distance Learning Team
Email
dlstudy@le.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)116 252 2903