Evolving sector

There are numerous ways to engage with the museum world if you are open-minded and tenacious

Introduction by Sharon Heal

The director of the MA on the power of museums to change lives

The right course

Ensure you pick a course that fits your needs and interests

Prime projects

Placements offer students the chance to get stuck into real-life museum work

Why volunteer

Gaining hands-on experience in a museum while studying can prove invaluable in the job market

Helping hand

Key membership organisations and a reading list to get you started

Flexible learning

Courses that can be done part on campus, part online, are making it easier to earn while you learn

Funding yourself

Students can access a host of schemes, from loans to bursaries, to ease the burden

The next level

Those wanting to continue their research have a wide variety of institutions to choose from

Getting a leg up

Why the MA’s dedicated event for students is a must

Student perspectives

What past and present alumni say about choosing a course