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Postgraduate Diploma-MA Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies

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  • Entry requirements
    Entry Conditions Postgraduate Diploma: You should normally hold a degree in a relevant discipline. MA: You should preferably hold a good honours degree or equivalent qualification in a relevant discipline. Exceptionally, candidates who do not satisfy these requirements but who, by virtue of considerable relevant experience at an appropriate level, can demonstrate their ability to contribute to and benefit from the course, may be admitted at the discretion of the Course Director. Students who satisfactorily complete the Postgraduate Diploma at the requisite level will automatically be considered for progress to the MA. An interview will normally form part of the application process.
  • Academic Title
    Postgraduate Diploma/MA Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies
  • Course description
    The programme marks a unique departure in postgraduate education in Ireland. It is designed for those seeking further career development in the heritage and museum sectors, as well as for graduates of geography, history, art history archaeology and allied disciplines who wish to develop their research interests in these fields.

    The programme comprises an evaluation of key issues in the contemporary heritage and museum sectors, together with the study of exhibition practice and a comprehensive analysis of the ways in which heritage finds expression in the cultural landscape. Key areas of investigation include: the structure of the heritage sector in Ireland, north and south; analysis of the social, economic and cultural contexts of heritage; and the creation, care and management of museums and heritage sites.

    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 programme is taught through five modules; Understanding Heritage; Cultures of Curatorship; Exhibition: Practice and Evaluation; Strategic Management for the Heritage and Museum Sectors; Interrogating the Cultural Landscape

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