Master of Arts in Museum Education

Master of Arts in Museum Education

Course information

Course title Master of Arts in Museum Education
Course code PMAMUEPET8
Postnominal M.A.(Melit.)
Level of qualification Second Cycle
National Qualifications Framework level Level 7
Duration 6 Semesters
Mode of attendance Part-time Evening
Total ECTS credits 90
Coordinator Peter Mayo
Delivered by Faculty of Education
This MA course will prepare participants to act as educators in museums and other heritage sites. They will be exposed to ideas and trained to work with a variety of visitors to museums including school children, youth and adults. They will be exposed to such areas as research methods with regard to heritage, pedagogical theories and practice (especially through a placement), elements of educational thought, working on heritage and museum education projects with target groups, the idea of heritage and museum narratives as contested terrains, the cultural politics of museums and museum education, different types of museums.

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The Course shall be open to applicants in possession of:

(a) a Bachelor degree obtained with at least Second Class Honours or with at least Category II in an area of study deemed suitable by the Board or

(b) a Bachelor degree obtained with Third Class Honours or with Category III provided that they have obtained other qualifications, including relevant experience, following their first cycle degree.

Admission of applicants under paragraph (b) shall be made conditional on the result of an interview.

The admission requirements are applicable for courses commencing in October 2020.

For more detailed information pertaining to admission and progression requirements please refer to the bye-laws for the course available here.

UM currently hosts over 1,000 full-time international students and over 450 visiting students. The ever-increasing international students coming from various countries, in recent years, have transformed this 400-year old institution into an international campus.

Our international students generally describe Malta as a safe place, enjoying excellent weather and an all-year varied cultural programme. Malta is considered as the ideal place for students to study.

You can compare your national qualifications to the local requirements by visiting our qualifications comparability webpage.

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After you receive an offer from us, our International Office will assist you with visas, accommodation and other related issues.

Local/EU/EEA Applicants: Total Tuition Fees: Eur 4,800
Fee per semester: Eur 800

Non-EU/Non-EEA Applicants: Total Tuition Fee: Eur 10,800
Yr 1: Eur 5,400 - Yr 2: Eur 5,400
This programme will be collaborative and will allow students to take units in the Cultural heritage MA programme, thus allowing for a pooling of resources. There will be courses in research methods specifically with a cultural, environmental and scientific heritage focus, educational thought (including basic philosophy and sociology of education), interpretation of historical sources for school children, learning with adults, cultural politics, community education, curriculum development etc- all areas with a special focus on museums and heritage sites.

Subject Knowledge and understanding
Students will:

1. obtain a sound knowledge of pedagogy, cultural, environmental and scientific heritage and communications
2. acquire different pedagogical techniques to employ with school children and adults inside museums and other heritage sites
3. be capable of adapting to different kinds of visitors, namely older adults, younger adults, adolescents and children.

Intellectual development
Students will:

1. Increase their knowledge of different and specific heritage content
2. develop a problem-posing approach to knowledge
3. develop a critical approach to cultural and scientific issues
4. understand culture/heritage as potential sites of controversy

Key / transferable skills

1. clarity of communication
2. ability to foster interactive learning
3. basic elements of quantitative and qualitative research
4. ability to work individually and in groups
5. different approaches to be adopted with adults, adolescents and children
6. making use of different technologies of learning
Click here to access the Programme of Study applicable from 2020/1.

Last Updated: 30 September 2020

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