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Course summary

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.


See a full list of modules available on our website.

Assessment method

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.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Cultural Heritage National Training Organisation
  • Cultural Industry Sector Skills Council
  • Museums Association (United Kingdom), International Council of

Entry 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.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £4650 Year 1
Northern Ireland £4650 Year 1
Scotland £4650 Year 1
Wales £4650 Year 1
EU £8400 Year 1
International £8400 Year 1

Additional fee information

Preparing for the financial side of student life is important, but there’s no need to feel anxious and confused about it. Please take a look at our website for information about sourcing grants, bursaries and scholarships, and much more.

Sponsorship information

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

Museum and Heritage Development at Nottingham Trent University - UCAS