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Master of Museology

Amsterdam University of the Arts

Master Postgraduate Amsterdam

Course description

Qualification Master of Arts
Field of study Humanities, social sciences, communication and arts
Course summary The programme gives current and future museum professionals the depth of knowledge needed to play an innovative and guiding role in formulating strategic policy on a senior level. Duration is 18 month
Course description The master of Museology consists of 5 key modules and is supplemented by an introduction week and a winter school. Drama of Decision Making in the Heritage Field focuses on the ethical and strategic aspects of museum and heritage work which underpin the often difficult decisions professionals need to make. Audiences, Expectations & Experiences addresses storytelling and exhibition design. Concepts are discussed and techniques of creative problem solving are actively applied during excursions. Collection Dynamics reflects on 2 important trends in collection development: the concept of dynamic collections and that of participatory strategies in museums. People, Places & Heritage Production explores the local production of heritage within its international framework in the face of global socio-political and environmental developments. Research & Professional Skills will benefit students in their future career. Topics include project management, various research methods, project funding and writing skills among others. In the research internship students will conduct the research needed for a final product whilst operating as a professional in the internship providing organization.
Study subjects Drama of Decision Making in the Heritage Field: ethical and strategic aspects of museum and heritage work. Audiences, Expectations & Experiences: storytelling & exhibition design. Collection Dynamics: dynamic collections and participatory strategies in museums. People, Places & Heritage Production: heritage production in the international framework. Research & Professional Skills: project managem
Course objectives Our master programme provides graduates with broad theoretical knowledge and helps them develop a critical attitude as well as essential professional skills. It gives students the depth of knowledge they need, to play a leading role in formulating out-of-the-box policies based on sound ethics. The programme gives current and future museum professionals knowledge needed to play an innovative and guiding role in formulating strategic policies on a senior level.
ECTS credits 90.00
Duration 18 month(s)
full-time
Language of instruction English
Instruction modes case study, excursion, exhibition, group assignment, group discussion, individual assignment, internship, lecture, literature study, oral presentation, portfolio, poster presentation, research, research project, self study, seminar, traineeship, tutorial, working group, workshop
Accreditation -

About the institution

Department Reinwardt Academie, Cultural Heritage school at AHK (Amsterdam University of the Arts)
Information about the institution The Amsterdam University of the Arts (AHK) is constantly innovating and developing. It occupies a prominent place, both nationally and internationally, in education, the arts and cultural life. The courses are given in alluring locations in Amsterdam, the cultural centre of the Netherlands. The AHK offers courses at bachelor and advanced or master level in the following subjects: fine art and design, music, film and television, theatre, dance, cultural heritage and museum studies, and architecture.

Admission

Admission requirements
  1. Applicants are required to write an essay (1-2 pages) in which they explain their thoughts about the museum and heritage field in their country (or region). The essay should contain the applicants' vision on their participation in this field and their contribution to its development. Applicants are also asked to articulate how studying Museology could contribute to achieving their goals.
  2. English language test certificate with a sufficient score for applicants without preliminary Education in English. Scores: IELTS 6.5 and TOEFL 550 or 213 (cbt), or equivalent.
Language requirements
IELTS overall band 6.5
Professional experience required -
Duration 18 month(s)
full-time
Application deadlines
Start date EU/EEA Students Non-EU/EEA students
1 Sep 2019 1 May 2019 1 Apr 2019
Tuition fees
Year EU/EEA Non-EU/EEA Institutional
2019 (FT)n.a.n.a.€ 10600
2020 (FT)n.a.n.a.€ 10600

In short, the following rules apply:

  • The “EU/EEA rate” is the regular fee for students from within the EU/EEA.
  • The “non-EU/EEA rate” is the rate for students from outside the EU/EEA.
  • The “institutional rate” is for all students who have already obtained a bachelor’s or master’s degree and who want to start a second programme leading to a degree at the same level or at a lower level.
  • Note that FT, PT and D stand for "full-time", "part-time" and "dual", respectively.

Make sure you contact your institution to find out what rate applies to you. The rates listed here are estimates.

Scholarships

Orange Knowledge Programmes (OKP), Orange Tulip Scholarship Programme - Neso Brazil, Orange Tulip Scholarship Programme - Neso Indonesia, Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP), UAF, Orange Tulip Scholarship Programme - Neso Russia

For more scholarships, visit: www.grantfinder.nl

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Contact

Contact information for the study programme

Wilma Wesselink

Coordination

master-museology@ahk.nl

Programme Coordination

Coordination

master-museology@ahk.nl

Contact information for the institution

Stefan van de Pol

Beleidsmedewerker

stefan.vandepol@ahk.nl

Telephone number
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