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Museum and Gallery Studies, M.A.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #591 (QS) London, United Kingdom
The Museum and Gallery Studies course at Kingston University advances your knowledge of contemporary developments in this vibrant and sophisticated area of culture, arts and heritage. Employment destinations of our previous students have included National History Museum, V&A, Museum of London, Tate, National Gallery and numerous other museums and galleries in the UK and around the world.

Overview

Key features
  • We provide you with transferable skills that are essential across this sector, working with museum and gallery professionals to nationally and internationally recognised museum standards.
  • Research opportunities inside museums and galleries allow you to develop your own interests and gain valuable research and practice-based skills.
  • Students have the option to manage and curate an exhibition and produce research towards a dissertation or work-based creative projects.

What will you study?

The Museum and Gallery Studies course at Kingston University examines contemporary issues and practices, including those relating to collections management, interpretation, audiences and exhibition. You will study taught modules covering critical analysis and creative practice, and conduct research around the broad themes and subjects addressed by each module. As well as working with our own in-house museums - Stanley Picker Gallery and Dorich House Museum - we work with four external institutions each year to develop real-world museum projects. 

Our partners include the Museum of London, National Maritime Museum, V&A, English Heritage, Turner's House Trust, Brooklands Museum, Salisbury Museum, Kingston Museum and Heritage Service, Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art and Freud Museum, London.

Programme Structure

Modules included:

  • Ideas and Institutions
  • Learning and Experience
  • Exhibition and Encounter
  • The Challenge of Change
  • Major Project

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Please note: there is no official deadline for applications, but we recommend that you apply by June for September entry and by October for January entry.

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Duration description

      2 years including professional placement

    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Applicants should have a good BA(Hons) degree or equivalent qualification in a relevant subject area, which may include:
  • a humanities subject, such as art history design history, English literature, film and media studies, cultural studies, philosophy;
  • a social sciences subject, such as geography, archaeology, anthropology, sociology, history or education;
  • a practice-based degree in an area such as fine art, design or architecture; or
  • a business or management related course.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15300 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7600 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
Home and European Union:
  • MA part time £4,180
Overseas (not EU):
  • MA part time £8,415

Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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