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Free guide to university museum courses

Patrick Steel, 03.03.2015
Your guide to developing a career in museums
The Museums Association (MA) has published a free guide to university courses in the UK for those looking to develop a career in museums, galleries and heritage sites.

The guide includes listings of UK universities providing a wide range of courses from an MA or PhD in museum studies to an MPhil in archaeology or MBA in creative industries management.

It also includes articles looking at how the higher education landscape for museum studies has evolved, advice on choosing the right course, and tips on how to get your career in museums started.

Caroline Storey, the MA's marketing officer, said: "The MA's courses guide is a fantastic resource, in which you can find a range of museum, heritage and gallery related courses offered throughout the UK.

"Aside from course listings the guide also includes an overview of the sector and lots of extra helpful information to help you take your learning a step further and develop a career in museums."

The print guide will be available as a free supplement with the March edition of Museums Journal, and is also available to download free below.

Links and downloads

Courses guide (pdf)



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12.03.2015, 12:52
Many thanks for your feedback. We got in touch with our main contact at the University of Lincoln in November of 2014 and again in January of this year but I’m afraid we didn’t hear back.

We would of course love to include the University of Lincoln’s relevant courses in the 2016 courses supplement and if you’d like to suggest an alternative main contact for the university please email me at caroline@museumsassociation.org and we'll be in touch when we’re putting it together.
MA Member
11.03.2015, 21:34
Given the importance of exhibitions as a means of communicating with and present ing collections to the public it seems extraordinary that the university course guide does not include the BA (Hons) ans MA courses in Design for Exhibition and Museums at the University of Lincoln.