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Museum and Gallery Studies

University of St Andrews

12 months
20370 GBP/year
9900 GBP/year
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The MLitt in Museum and Gallery Studies at the University of St Andrews prepares students for employment in museums, principally as curators, with broad training in all types of museums, galleries and other heritage facilities.


The MLitt in Museum and Gallery Studies at the University of St Andrews s aimed at students wanting to start a career in museum or gallery work, or for those looking for a mid-career change. The part-time course is designed for museum and gallery employees or volunteers who wish to study while continuing with their work.


  • The degree provides broad training, covering all types of museums, galleries and heritage facilities, and includes the principles of conservation, museum education, exhibition planning and design, and management.
  • Structured visits to museums, art galleries, historic houses, ships and other heritage sites are an essential part of the programme.
  • Most of the teaching takes place at the Museum of the University of St Andrews (MUSA) which includes four display galleries and a ‘learning loft’ for education.
  • Students undertake practical project work with a wide variety of host organisations, from Aberdeen to Edinburgh. This includes the University's Museum Collections which hold over 100,000 artefacts and specimens in a wide range of subject areas, from art to zoology.
  • Full-time students have the opportunity to curate professional exhibitions in the University's galleries and Fife Cultural Trust's St Andrews Museum, which enables you to develop relevant practical skills.


Recent Museum and Gallery Studies graduates have gone on to work for a range of institutions from the Chicago Institute of Art and the Victoria and Albert Museum to the National Trust for Scotland and the Scottish Fisheries Museum. 

Two year-long paid traineeships within University Collections are open exclusively to Museum and Gallery Studies graduates, as is the paid four-to-five month David Nicholls Curatorial Internship at the South Georgia Museum in Antarctica.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Theory and Practice of Museums, Art Galleries and Related Organisations
  • Project Work

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A good 2.1 Honours undergraduate degree. Students will preferably have some museum work experience (through employment or volunteering). 
  • CV
  • personal statement (500 words)
  • sample of academic written work (2,000 words)
  • two original signed academic references
  • academic transcripts and degree certificates
  • evidence of English language proficiency (required if English is not your first language).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20370 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 20370 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9900 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for St Andrews

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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