Develop your career and learn from key practitioners and academics in the museum and heritage fields.
This well-established programme at the Ulster University is delivered through the School of Arts and Humanities and is taught on the Belfast campus. It has many links with the museum and heritage profession both north and south and students have the advantage of meeting with practitioners through lectures and visits. Graduates have been successful in securing positions in the museum and heritage sectors both in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. We often invite our past students to talk about their career progression. To support your learning we support you in securing a voluntary placement in a local museum or heritage site.
The degree programme has been designed for individuals seeking further career development in the heritage and museum sectors, as well for graduates of Art and Design, Art History, Geography, History, Archaeology, Anthropology, Education, Sociology and allied disciplines, who wish to develop their research interests in these fields.
Key areas of investigation in this MA include:
- Policy concerns relating to heritage, museum and cultural sectors in Ireland, north and south
- Analysis of the social, economic and cultural contexts of museums and heritage
- Management issues relating to museums and heritage sites
- International context of key issues for the heritage and museum sectors
Modules have been designed to reflect innovative and current research in these areas and will equip both graduates and those already working in the heritage sectors with the appropriate skills for further academic and professional development.
The MA requires successful completion of five taught modules and one research module.
- Exploring Heritage
- Cultures of Curatorship
- Exhibition: Practice and Evaluation
- Strategic Management for the Heritage and Museum Sectors
- Research in Museum and Heritage Studies
MA Research Dissertation
If you choose not to do the research dissertation you may exit with a PGD, postgraduate diploma.
The MA Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies is delivered at the York Street Campus in Belfast to both full and part-time students.
Your Course Director is Elizabeth Crooke, Professor of Heritage and Museum Studies at Ulster University. Elizabeth works with a team of expert and experienced tutors to deliver this programme. Elizabeth is currently Chairperson of Board of Directors Northern Ireland Museums Council. She is also a member of the Museum Standards Programme Advisory Committee of the Heritage Council (Ireland) and has served as a member of the Board of Directors Irish Museums Association.