Postgraduate taught 

Education in Museums & Heritage IntM

This is a uniquely innovative and multidisciplinary programme that equips the next generation of museum and heritage professionals with the ability to engage with the various contexts (cultural, economic, political) that they will encounter and which are needed for the 21st Century. The programme includes placements, language learning and a minimum of three mobility periods in Europe.

  • IntM: 24 months full-time

Why this programme

  • This unique programme will provide students with exposure to cutting edge teaching, research and practice across Europe and across the globe. It will engage with and contribute to current debates about the aesthetics and critical themes of contemporary Museum, Heritage and Education Studies practices and the multiple types of skills needed to engage with and understand them.
    • Multiple mobility periods allow for a truly international learning experience providing students with the opportunity to experience diverse educational systems and training in European regions.
    • Consortium partners include the University of Glasgow, the University of Tartu, Radboud University, University of Malta and University College Cork (UCC) / National University of Ireland (NUIG) / Trinity College Dublin (TCD).
    • Innovative summer school offerings will be held annually and provided by our key associate partners, the European Museum Academy (at various museums around Europe) and the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico.
    • Guest lectures and seminars are offered by scholars and policy practitioners who are leading experts in their field.
    • Students will have access to a variety of second language training.
    • Students will have access to placements.

Programme structure

The programme is taught over 24 months and includes at least three mobility periods and has been designed so that students can benefit from the specific expertise of each of the partners.

In semester 1 students gain an overview of Museum Education in Glasgow. In semester 2 at the University of Tartu or University College Cork (UCC) / National University of Ireland (NUIG) / Trinity College Dublin (TCD).

Between semesters 2 and 3, students will have the option to attend a summer school with the European Museum Academy and the Universidad Iberoamericana. The courses that are studied during the summer school are non-credit bearing but students will be able to undertake internships as part of the summer mobility period.

In semester 3 students have the choice of two thematic Study Tracks between the University of Malta or Radboud University in the Netherlands. There are also placement options at Malta and field trips at Radboud.

The fourth and final semester destination, when the dissertation is being written, will be chosen by the student depending on where they wish to be based for research/ supervision purposes.

Teaching will be via lectures and small group seminars utilising a wealth of theoretical and methodological approaches drawn from the humanities and social sciences. Assignments and coursework include individual and group presentations, structured debates, simulation exercises and role play, reflective logs, fieldwork and study trips. Language courses in all major European languages are available with each mobility partner over the two years of the programme.

Year 1: Semester 1 (60 SCQF) 

University of Glasgow – Museum Education

  • Access & inclusion
  • Critical enquiry (research methodology)
  • Museums, education and curriculum development
  • The museum as a source of learning

Year 1: Semester 2 (60 SCQF)

University of Tartu - Intangible Cultural Heritage

  • Cultural heritage, social memory and museums
  • Heritage and cultural policies
  • Methods of data collection and analysis
  • Principles of entrepreneurship
  • Vernacular expressions and analytic categories

UCC / NUIG / TCD - Digital Cultures and Humanities

  • Digital Tools and Methods I
  • Digital Tools and Methods II
  • Digital Learning & Knowledge Creation
  • Curation and Storytelling in the Digital Age
  • Teaching & Learning in Digital Humanities
  • Humanities and New Technologies

Summer Mobility at the European Museum Academy with the option to extend to Universidad Iberoamericana.

Year 2: Semester 3 (60 SCQF)

University of Malta - Museum and Heritage Education

  • Contested heritage: conflict, mediation
  • Culture and community
  • Education and community museums
  • ME and cultural politics
  • Representation, access and difference

Year 2: Semester 3 (60 SCQF)

Radboud University - Arts and Culture

  • Art history
  • Creative industries
  • Tourism and culture

Year 2: Semester 4 (60 SCQF)

  • Research dissertation

Programme alteration or discontinuation
The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a programme. For more information, please see: Student contract.

Career prospects

Graduates will be equipped with the academic knowledge, research skills, and practical employability skills through this jointly developed and delivered programme. Career opportunities exist in a variety of roles within the cultural heritage sector; these include museums and galleries as well as historic houses, heritage sites and consultancy. Roles range from front of house, education and outreach to collections management, curation, marketing and management.

Fees & funding

Tuition fees for 2023-24

IntM

Fees for the 2 year programme:

UK/EU and non-EU programme countries 

  • Full time fee: £7,680 per annum or €9,188 per annum

All other countries

  • Full time fee: £15,680 per annum or €18,760 per annum

The fees charged to students reflect the fee and funding regime established by the European Commission in respect of Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters Degree programmes.  This means that, for this programme, fees paid by Programme Country students (EU, EEA [Iceland, Norway, Lichtenstein] and ERASMUS associated countries [Turkey, FYR Macedonia, Serbia]) are the same as those paid by UK students.

The fees listed here cover tuition only. The University of Glasgow can only collect fees in Pound Sterling at the published GBP values and subject to exchange rates at the time of payment.  As the programme contains various mobility periods, students will need to cover their own airfares between each chosen partner.

Additional fees

  • Fee for re-assessment of a dissertation (PGT programme): £370
  • Submission of thesis after deadline lapsed: £350
  • Registration/exam only fee: £170

Funding opportunities

Education in Museums and Heritage (EDUMaH) Scholarship

This is a uniquely innovative and multidisciplinary programme that equips the next generation of museum and heritage professionals with the ability to engage with the various contexts (cultural, economic, political) that they will encounter and which are needed for the 21st Century. The programme includes placements, language learning and a minimum of three mobility periods in Europe.

Colfuturo Fundacion para el Futuro de Colombia

The University of Glasgow offer discounts to all successful Fundacion para el Futuro de Colombia (Colfuturo) scholars who enrol at the University of Glasgow to complete a postgraduate programme.

CONICyT (La Comsion Nacional de Investigacion Cientifica y Tecnologica de Chile)

The University of Glasgow offers a 25% discount to all successful CONICyT scholars who enrol at the University of Glasgow to complete a postgraduate programme.

Alumni Discount

In response to the current unprecedented economic climate, the University is offering a 20% discount on all Postgraduate Research and full Postgraduate Taught Masters programmes to its alumni, commencing study in Academic session 2023/24. This includes University of Glasgow graduates and those who have completed a Study Abroad programme or the Erasmus Programme at the University of Glasgow. The discount applies to all full-time, part-time and online programmes. This discount can be awarded alongside most University scholarships.

Postgraduate Access Scholarship

The University of Glasgow is pleased to be offering Postgraduate Access Scholarships to support Home students who could face financial difficulties in taking up their place to study at the University. Applications are particularly welcomed from applicants who met any of our widening participation criteria, or equivalent, at undergraduate level. The value of each scholarship is £4,000 and they are for students undertaking a one or two year Taught Masters programme. For two year Taught Masters programmes, the scholarship is available in year one only.

Postgraduate Student Loan (NI)

If you are a Northern Irish student looking to study a taught Masters programme* in Glasgow then you can apply for a student loan in exactly the same way as you would for a University in Northern Ireland.

Northern Irish students are able to apply for non-means-tested tuition fee loans of up to £5,500, to help with the costs of funding.

For more information visit www.studentfinanceni.co.uk/types-of-finance/postgraduate .

* does not apply to Erasmus Mundus programmes

Clark (Mile-End) Bursary Fund

The Clark (Mile-End) Bursary Fund is a charitable endowment which was established in 1868 by a Victorian philanthropist by the name of John Clark. He was a thread manufacturer and prominent citizen from Paisley. The fund is now governed by Rules laid down in a 1974 Scheme (as varied with the consent of the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator in 2013).

Please see the Clark (Mile-End) Bursary Fund for more information.

The scholarships above are specific to this programme. For more funding opportunities search the scholarships database

Entry requirements

2.1 Honours undergraduate degree or the equivalent (eg a Grade Point Average of 75%) in relevant arts, humanities or social science subject.

English language requirements

For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training)

  • 6.5 with no subtests under 6.0. 
  • Tests must have been taken within 2 years 5 months of start date. Applicants must meet the overall and subtest requirements using a single test.

Common equivalent English language qualifications

All stated English tests are acceptable for admission to this programme:

TOEFL (ibt, mybest or athome)

  • 90 with minimum R 20, L 19, S 19, W 23. 
  • Tests must have been taken within 2 years 5 months of start date. Applicants must meet the overall and subtest requirements using a single test, this includes TOEFL mybest.

PTE (Academic or Academic Online)

  • 60 with minimum 59 in all sub-tests.
  • Tests must have been taken within 2 years 5 months of start date. Applicants must meet the overall and subtest requirements using a single test.

Cambridge Proficiency in English (CPE) and Cambridge Advanced English (CAE) 

  • 176 overall, no subtest less than 169
  • Tests must have been taken within 2 years 5 months of start date. Applicants must meet the overall and subtest requirements using a single test.

Glasgow International College English Language (and other foundation providers)

  • 65%.
  • Tests are accepted for academic year following sitting.

University of Glasgow Pre-sessional courses

  • Tests are accepted for 2 years following date of successful completion.

Alternatives to English Language qualification

  • Degree from majority-English speaking country (as defined by the UKVI including Canada if taught in English)
    • students must have studied for a minimum of 2 years at Undergraduate level, or 9 months at Master's level, and must have complete their degree in that majority-English speaking country and within the last 6 years
  • Undergraduate 2+2 degree from majority-English speaking country (as defined by the UKVI including Canada if taught in English)
    • students must have completed their final two years study in that majority-English speaking country and within the last 6 years

For international students, the Home Office has confirmed that the University can choose to use these tests to make its own assessment of English language ability for visa applications to degree level programmes. The University is also able to accept UKVI approved Secure English Language Tests (SELT) but we do not require a specific UKVI SELT for degree level programmes. We therefore still accept any of the English tests listed for admission to this programme.

Pre-sessional courses

The University of Glasgow accepts evidence of the required language level from the English for Academic Study Unit Pre-sessional courses. We also consider other BALEAP accredited pre-sessional courses:

 

For further information about English language requirements, please contact the Recruitment and International Office using our enquiry form

International students

We are proud of our diverse University community which attracts students and staff from over 140 different countries.

How to apply

For information on applications and to apply, please see the consortium website: 

Apply to programme (consortium website)