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Museum Studies

University of Queensland

18 months
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32448 AUD/year
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About

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.

Overview

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.

Program highlights

  • Benefit from engaging with the University’s world-class museums and collections, together with leading professionals in the field.
  • Choose from 14 study areas, including museum context, cultural heritage law, museums and community engagement, digital heritage and more.
  • Gain professional experience and contacts in the workplace – in Australia and overseas.
  • Deepen your understanding of the social, cultural and political issues facing the museum and gallery sector, and gain the skills to further your career.

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

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

24 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Required

Other requirements

General requirements

 CRICOS code: 056193A

  • Approved degree in the same or similar discipline with a GPA of 5; or 
  • Approved degree in any discipline with a GPA of 5 and have completed two years' full-time (or equivalent) relevant professional work experience (supported by references). This may be work (in roles such as curatorial, research, collections, education, public programs, management, documentation, exhibitions) in museums; galleries; archives or collecting institutions; historic sites or heritage places.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    32448 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 32448 AUD per year during 18 months.
  • National

    25340 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25340 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.

Funding

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