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The AMHS Programme

Our 60 EC master’s programme consists of four modules and can be completed during one year of full-time study or two years of part-time study. In Researching Concepts, you will reflect on key ideas, such as culture, identity, heritage, authenticity, participation, sustainability, inclusivity and digitality. Through workshops and field visits, you will explore the practical and ethical challenges of museum and heritage work in Engaged Professionalism. In Intervention Design, you will work in small teams on a client-requested intervention, concerning presentation, education or collections. You will conclude the programme by working in a museum or heritage organisation, conducting independent Intervention Research.

Throughout all of our teaching, we will address what it means to be a heritage professional operating on the intersection of theory, ethics and practice. The programme is as much geared to those professionals who wish to increase their theoretical grounding as it is to academically trained students who need to develop their professional skills.

After completion of the programme, you should have gained these competencies:

Knowledge and understanding
  • Museum and heritage sense: Have a good knowledge and awareness of contemporary societal issues in general and in particular those related to the focus areas of sustainability, inclusivity and digitisation and how these impact and are impacted by museum and heritage work.
  • Historical awareness: Have a basic framework of historical knowledge and are aware of the constructed nature of history.
Applying knowledge
  • Able to apply your knowledge and understanding of the intricate relations between societal developments and museum and heritage work to address the issues in known and unknown professional environments based on independent applied research.
  • Can effectively apply the principles of team and process management in collaborative work and in intercultural settings to accomplish organisational goals.
Forming judgments
  • Able to integrate knowledge and to intervene in complex museum and heritage interactions within the context of the three focus areas of sustainability, inclusivity and digitisation, while acting ethically and being aware of the mission and mandate of the different stakeholders involved.
Communications
  • Able to exchange knowledge and experience in English effectively within the work environment through speech and writing.
  • Able to use visual aids to present ideas to different groups of stakeholders, such as professional peers, clients and other audiences.
Learning skills
  • Able to recognise areas for further professional autonomous development given your current tasks and the ever-changing societal and organisational needs.
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