Master of Science in Museum Studies - HKU SPACE: Arts Management, Western Art courses
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Master of Science in Museum Studies

Distance Learning | University of Leicester, UK
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University of Leicester, UK
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Next intake(s)
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24 months
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These programme aims to provide a distinct and high quality course for graduates who want to develop a career in the museum and galleries sector, based on leading museum studies research and practice.

What is the course about?

  • Based on leading museum studies research and practice;
  • Designed by experts in the field, who have been involved in expanding the academic discipline of museum studies over many years;
  • Covers the major theoretical, methodological and professional themes at the forefront of contemporary museum studies.
  • Distance learning mode of delivery enables you to creatively and thoughtfully apply the knowledge gained from the course within specific professional contexts.
  • Explore the contested purposes of museums in society, as well as the nature of the objects, collections, and communities that have underpinned their development, and shape their ethical challenges as well as their future possibilities.
  • Consider the way museums communicate, the way they are staffed and marketed, the way exhibitions and learning programmes are developed and designed and the way vistors experience and shape musems.
  • Develop critical skills in preventive conservation and the care of collections.

Who is the course for?

  • Will give you the entry qualification for a career in museums and galleries.
  • Will provide you with the opportunity to develop new knowledge and skills and advance your career.
  • The Master's programme will also give you the underpinning knowledge to register for a higher degree in museum studies.
  • The distance learning course offers the same subject coverage and leads to the same qualification as the campus-based course.
  • You will also be guided through the course by individuals who are working within the museum and gallery sector in Hong Kong and in the UK, helping you strengthen your links with the profession internationally.
  • By registering on the the programme with HKU SPACE you will have the opportunity to attend an annual week of face to face teaching by Leicester professional staff.

How will I be assessed?

Each 16 week module demands between 1 and 2 assignments and deadlines are spread out to allow time to focus on completing these.  Some modules will ask you to complete long and short essays, while others will involve project work, reports, reviews, briefs, evaluations, and project or programme design.  As many of our distance learners are already working in the sector, you are not expected to complete a work placement as part of your course.  However, as a student with us, you will be able to tap into the huge range of professional contacts we have developed over many years, and it you feel you need to, you can explore with us the possiblities for filling any gaps in your experience.


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  • Lecturers from the University of Leicester
Non-Local Higher and Professional Education (Regulation) Ordinance

This is an exempted course under the Non-local Higher and Professional Education (Regulation) Ordinance. It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognize any qualification to which this course may lead.

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