Museum Education

University of British Columbia

36 months
8854 CAD/year
5283 CAD/year
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The term museum encompasses a broad range of organisations with a focus on learning in settings outside the traditional classroom. Contemporary Museum Education from University of British Columbia establishes museums as innovative learning environments rather than repositories of artefacts.

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As museums and other informal learning sites contemplate new roles within society it will be incumbent upon museum professionals, and particularly museum educators, to become catalysts for different ways of thinking about the educational roles and potentials of museums and other informal learning sites, teaching and learning in museum settings as well as exploring new relationships between museums and the broader community.

This Museum Education program from University of British Columbia is a part-time program that is offered 90% online and 10% in face to face sessions

What makes the program unique?

Unlike many museum studies degree programs that tend to focus on the conservation and preservation of artifacts in object-based museums the MMED's focus is on the scholarship of education in museum settings and the practices needed to help museums achieve their educational mission.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Teaching in Museums
  • Learning in Informal Environments
  • Curriculum Issues and Theories in Museums
  • Education Programming in Museums
  • Research Methodology in Education (Focus on Museums)
  • Museum Methods

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


30 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
90 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A completed four-year undergraduate degree and, for K-12 teachers, one year of teacher education; OR A 4- or 5-year Bachelor's degree in Education OR other appropriate areawith a minimum average of 76% (B+) on all senior-level credits, or equivalent
  • A 600-word statement of intent about your career goals and explain clearly why you wish to take this particular program with this focus area
  • CV / Resume
  • Statements of support from three referees who can speak to your academic and professional background
  • Evidence of English Language Proficiency, if applicable

Tuition Fee

  • International

    8854 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26563 CAD for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    5283 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15851 CAD for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.


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