Museum Education

University of British Columbia

Master Blended
36 months
11839 CAD/year
6929 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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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.


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.

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 Museum Education from University of British Columbia'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

More details

Application deadline: TBA




30 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated 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.
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).
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • All applicants have to submit transcripts from all past post-secondary study. Document submission requirements depend on whether your institution of study is within Canada or outside of Canada.
  • A minimum of three references are required for application to graduate programs at UBC. References should be requested from individuals who are prepared to provide a report on your academic ability and qualifications.
  • This program contains a practicum component for which a criminal record check is required.
  • Permanent Residents of Canada must provide a clear photocopy of both sides of the Permanent Resident card.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11839 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11839 CAD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    6929 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6929 CAD per year and a duration of 36 months.


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