Why us

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Internship training

The internship training period in museums, institutions and companies is a key factor to train in a profession with increasing demand, and to be inserted into the working world at short notice.

Some organizations and companies offer scholarships to perform the practical training period in their centres.

These activities may provide the students with interesting contacts and synergies for the institution or company that has accepted them and may even direct some of their strategies.

List of museums with agreement for internship

Prestige education

Academic Staff members are master institutional representatives at prestigious international institutions such as ICOM and CECA.

Teachers play a key role in developing the educational contents. We incorporate specialists from both the university and museums, as well as business and administration professionals. They are all carefully chosen not only according to their qualification and recognition, but to the value and wealth they can bring.

In this course we give great importance to the benefits of classroom instruction, which is enhanced by face-to-face instruction and the enrichment of the exchange of direct experiences. Only Module I of this MA combines lessons in the classroom with distance learning through on-line materials, the rest of the training provided requires students to attend on-site lectures, seminars and practices

Students receive personalized training through classroom teaching, seminars, courses and specialised visits. They also participate in practical sessions and workshops to develop their skills and learn strategies to be implemented in the informal education that takes place in museums.

Pioneers

With over twenty two years of service, and having surpassed the records of 300 trained professionals, this program has become a landmark in museum studies. We have managed to spread a teaching style that has taken different approaches to non-formal education, applying a new methodology of work.

For the eighth consecutive year, listed among the best in the Top 250 Ranking Masters – Diario El Mundo.

The incorporation of the communication aspect into the programme has substantially enriched it. Taking into account that the museum is a place for social and intercultural communication, we discuss the strategies that facilitate the relationship with the user to whom the information is aimed at.

internationalization

Adapted to the credit system of the European Space of Superior Education, the Master Degree in Museum Studies: Education and Communication has been praised both inside and outside our borders for the solid training received by its students.

The international vocation of the Master is endorsed by both the interest of institutions and experts from other countries in participating and the agreements that are signed every year, most recently with the INAH’s Mexico and Teotihuacan site.

More: Campus Iberus de Excelencia Internacional del Valle del Ebro.

Employment

The Master Degree in Museum Studies was a pioneer in its field and it is the only one in Spain offering teaching in person, not via distant learning. It trains for the development of professional activity in the field, adapting itself to the requirements of today’s society.

Figures show the success of the program. According to studies, integration into the labour market at the present time stands at 75%, being able to access a job in the area over a period of time of two to four years. Some of the professionals who have received this training today hold positions in public administration and various museums, which shows the highest recognition that this degree has in its academic curriculum.

Professionalization

In the current European situation, a Master Degree has become the necessary means to obtain the specialization and versatility that the labour market demands. A good education is the best guarantee when in search of employment. In this regard, the aims of the Master are to provide a high quality training and teach graduates to enhance their capabilities for their professional performance.

A Museum educator and communicator plays a very important role because of its role as liaison between the museum and society, generating proposals to improve the acquisition of knowledge, which in the museum is developed in a different way to that in formal education centres.

Update

The MA on Museum Studies is still a good answer to the expectations for the students who take the degree, and it is permanently being revised in order to offer a leading education to these prospective professionals.

It has a well-structured programme which incorporates the new trends in museum theory every year: Critical museology methodology, Museum Visitors Studies and implementation of strategies in exhibitions, studies focused on cultural communication and marketing, tecnology-based communication, education in values,  gender, identity, right to accesibility, have become part of the Master in recent years.

New technologies

New computing technologies and information and communication technologies now apply to all branches of knowledge, both scientific and human. Therefore, the Master committed to incorporate advances that take place in the sector and the possibilities offered by ICTs throughout the educational process of the future museum educator.

They are also scheduled intensive courses on Cibermuseology (the use of Internet and information networks and social networks) and the integral management of the museum through DOMUS and CERES applications, currently in high demand.