Nottingham Trent University
Museum and Heritage Development MA
Nottingham Trent University

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Key Course Facts

Course Description

Our Museum and Heritage Development course is a progressive, interdisciplinary course which prepares you to become experts and innovators, re-imagining the museum and heritage landscape. This innovative practice-based course has been designed alongside Museum Development East Midlands, East Midlands Museums Service, Nottingham City Museum and Galleries, Museum of the Mercian Regiment, The Canalside Heritage Centre, The National Justice Museum and and the international heritage consultants Barker Langham. You will develop skills in critical and creative practice to design more creative, socially relevant and sustainable practices, for use within museums and related heritage organisations.

This course combines academic and professional practices to ensure that you are equipped with the right skills which are needed to enter today’s museum and heritage workforce. Join together the academic interrogation of museums and heritage with creative, practice-based approaches to their ongoing development in the 21st Century. The course encourages and supports you to re-think and re-imagine museums and heritage through critical engagement and reflection and experimentation and creative practice; to develop the confidence and courage to see yourself as a scholar-practitioner leading the field.

Assessment includes creative, practice-based work such as photography, film, exhibitions, programmes and events, live projects, presentations, a professional portfolio, essays, reports and a thesis reflecting the professional expertise in the field. There are no written examinations.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.5
    • Graduate Degrees
    • (minimum of 6.0 in Writing)
    • 6.5
    • Undergraduate Degrees
    • (minimum of 6.0 in Writing)

Arts and Humanities Research Council awards may also be available; some University bursaries are available and are based on academic quality and impact.

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Museum and Heritage Development, MA, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

A good UK Honours degree (minimum 2.2); recent practical experience with a professionally run museum or heritage organisation is desirable, but not essential; applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS 6.5.


Tuition Fees Museum and Heritage Development MA

EU £8000 year 1
England UK £8000 year 1
Northern Ireland £8000 year 1
Scotland £8000 year 1
Wales £8000 year 1
International £13500 year 1

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

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About Nottingham Trent University

Established in 1843, Nottingham Trent University, also known as NTU, has four separate campuses spread throughout Nottinghamshire, with the main City Campus being located right in the heart of Nottingham. NTU is particularly recognised in British academia for having some of the best post-graduation employment statistics of any university in the UK, with the Institution helping more than 94% of their students get started in their chosen field.

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Where is this programme taught

Clifton Campus
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