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Museum Studies

University of Queensland

18 months
33264 AUD/year
24890 AUD/year
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The Museum Studies program University of Queensland will help you develop your knowledge and skills in museum history, theory and practice, and build your career in the museum and heritage industry. 


The 1.5 year full-time (or part-time equivalent) Master of Museum Studies from University of Queensland encompasses museum history, theory and practice. 

An interdisciplinary approach is used to deliver core courses, with a broad choice of interdepartmental and cross-faculty electives. You'll develop a critical awareness of the social, cultural and political issues facing those working in the sector, while getting the hands-on training necessary for professional practice.

Engaging with the University’s world-class museums and collections, together with leading professionals in the field, will provide you with a uniquely stimulating environment for museological research and training. 

The involvement of campus-based museums and collections – including UQ Art Museum, UQ Anthropology Museum and the R. D. Milns Antiquities Museum – is integral to the program and will enhance your knowledge of contemporary day-to-day work practices. 

Career possibilities

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Gallery curator
  • Museum curator
  • Library assistant
  • Library technician
  • Historian

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Museums: Theory and Practice
  • Collections
  • Museum Management
  • Exhibitions
  • Digital Heritage: Theory and Practice
  • Cultural Heritage Law 
  • Museum Placement Project

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


24 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  •  CRICOS code: 056193A 
  • a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline, or
  • a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in any discipline plus 2 years of full-time equivalent relevant work experience supported by references (see below)
  • You must have a grade point average (GPA) of at least 5.0 on a 7-point scale in your previous qualification.
  • Relevant work experience includes work
  • English language requirements

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33264 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33264 AUD per year during 18 months.
  • National

    24890 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24890 AUD per year during 18 months.

Living costs for Brisbane

1402 - 2528 AUD /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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