This established course shares best practice and expertise in various aspects of museum studies, cultural management, exhibition practice and care of collections. The modules draw upon the expectations of the museum standards programmes in the UK and Ireland and present these within an international context. Lectures include points of discussion on key issues concerning the museum profession globally. Tutors are either lecturers in Ulster University or senior staff in the museum sector.
When enrolled you are provided, week by week over a period of 12 weeks, with online access to lectures, readings and discussion topics. Each lecture contains discussion topics to encourage dialogue between you, fellow students and your module tutor. Each module has approximately two assignments. On successful completion of four modules (a total of 120 credits) you may exit with a PGDip. You also have the option to continue to the research module (60 credits) and exit with a Masters.
This course was originally developed in collaboration with the Heritage Council (Ireland) to provide the skills needed for those working in the sector undertaking the Museum Standards Programme Ireland (accreditation programme).