Who is this programme for?
This programme combines academic study with professional educational practice. It is ideally suited to those interested in working in informal learning in the cultural sector. Applications are invited from a wide range of suitably qualified professionals – gallery and museum educators, heritage interpreters, arts administrators, artists, designers, lecturers and primary and secondary teachers. 

Entry requirements
You will normally be required to have a good honours degree in an arts, humanities or science related subject and professional or voluntary experience in museums, galleries or heritage.

This unique programme provides an opportunity for:
•  the practical and theoretical study of museums and galleries as educational resources
•  engagement with current funding and policy within the cultural sector
•  debating digitally enhanced learning in museums and galleries
•  learning on site with education staff at national, regional and university collections
•  understanding learning through historical re-enactments and reconstructed heritage sites
•  attendance during the evening and day blocks enabling flexible access to a range of
   historic and contemporary sites
•  a 20-day placement in a museum, gallery or heritage site, where you will conduct a piece
   of research (full-time students only).

How is this programme assessed?
By 5,000-word coursework assignments or equivalent per module (including essays, DVDs, digital videos and/or websites), and either a 10,000-word report or a 14,000-word dissertation with a portfolio equivalent of 6,000 words.