Digital Heritage MA/MSc/Postgraduate Diploma
Duration and mode of study
Two years (Masters) or 18 months (Postgraduate Diploma) by distance learning. All students will apply for the MA. You will then have the option to register on the MSc or Diploma at any time during the course.
April and October each year.
A first or second-class honours degree in a relevant subject from a recognised University, and clear evidence of vocational intention and aptitude. An access route is available for applicants who are able to demonstrate relevant work experience (minimum five years) and proven ability to work at postgraduate level. All entrants will have a strong interest in IT and are expected to have a basic aptitude in IT.
These are the total course fees. Please note that the fees for our distance learning programmes are based on where you will be residing in the world during your studies.
October 2013 and April 2014
To stimulate students to engage critically and creatively with the opportunities of new media, and, in particular, to encourage the development of the philosophical approaches and practical skills needed by new media professionals, managers and others in the museum and heritage sector.
- Culture, Media and Digitality
- Information, Collections and Preservation
- Users, Design and Interactivity
- Production, Management and Sustainability
Teaching and assessment methods
The materials supplied to distance learning students are carefully paced and support different learning styles. In addition to the methods which the Department already successfully deploys (core concepts and methodologies delivered in Research Units and through reading; and exercises, web discussion lists, audio and video used to reinforce self-directed learning), it will also utilise some emergent trends in e-learning, particularly social networking and user generated content. The Leicester School in New Media, normally run in conjunction with the ‘Museums on the Web’ conference, will be an optional but recommended residential course for students.
Attainment of learning objectives is assessed through a carefully designed range of assignments and is the subject of detailed feedback. You will be supported by the Programme Director and a range of experienced and well trained Associate Tutors, as well as by the Department’s academic and clerical staff in administrative and pastoral areas. Students who achieve the required standard and who wish to work towards the Master’s degree, complete a dissertation.