The Art Gallery and Museum Studies course from The University of Manchester will see you examine diverse issues related to museum theory and practice, visit numerous museums, galleries and cultural organisations, and discuss ideas and issues with professionals and academics in the field.You will take advantage of our excellent links to cultural organisations to access a range of exciting and valuable work placements.Past placements have been at the Manchester Museum, The Whitworth, Tate Liverpool, Manchester Art Gallery, Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester International Festival, The Royal Exchange Theatre and Chorlton Arts Festival, to name a few.
You'll also have opportunities to design and participate in live projects with cultural and heritage organisations in Manchester.
This course offers an important entry-level qualification for anyone seeking to pursue a career in museums or galleries.
It is also a valuable resource for continuing professional development for mid-career professionals.
In addition, the MA provides a thorough training in the skills needed to do further postgraduate research.
These skills in research design and planning are transferable to jobs in the museum sector, as well as being a vital first step to PhD research.
Job destinations vary according to the interests, ambitions and skills of each individual, but most of our students are successful in obtaining professional posts in collections, exhibitions, education, interpretation, or some aspect of museum/arts management soon after completing the MA.
- Managing Collections and Exhibitions
- Heritage, Museums & Conflict
- Introduction to Documentary Filmmaking in the Arts & Humanities
- Health Communication
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesVisual Arts Art History Museum Studies View 216 other Masters in Art History in United Kingdom
- Relevant academic backgrounds include Art History, Archaeology, History, History and Philosophy of Science, Anthropology, Classics, English.
- You must provide a statement of purpose outlining any work experience (including voluntary work) you have in a museum, gallery, or other related institution.
International23000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 23000 GBP per year during 12 months.
National11500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 11500 GBP per year during 12 months.
- UK students (per annum): £5,750
- International, including EU, students (per annum): £11,500
Living costs for Manchester
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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