MA (Museum Studies)


NFQ Level 9, Major Award

The MA (Museum Studies) is a full-time programme running for 12 months from the date of first registration for the programme.

Work Placement

Students will undertake two museum placements (10 credits each) of four weeks duration each, where they will learn aspects of museum management, planning, design and practice, as well as the opportunity to work on a particular project such as an exhibition. Work placements are in Semester 2 and 3. The Department of Archaeology will arrange all placements for the students. Contracts will be drawn up between the Department and the placement Museum outlining what the student should expect and what can be expected of the student while on placement. The supervision responsibilities of the Museum concerned and the Department of Archaeology will also be outlined.

Postgraduate Certificate in Museum Studies

Candidates who pass at least 30 credits of taught modules may opt to exit the programme and be awarded a Postgraduate Certificate in Museum Studies.

Programme Requirements

For information about modules, module choice, options and credit weightings, please go to Programme Requirements