• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
The Museum Studies - Artefacts and Material Culture course at the University of Glasgow introduces you to the specialist skills of archaeological finds analysis and topics related to the study and care of artefact collections. Alongside practical skills, you’ll develop awareness of theoretical complexities of interdisciplinary material culture studies.

About

Why this programme 

  • Glasgow’s civic and university collections are some of the richest and most diverse in Europe and are of international standing. The University’s own Hunterian Museum and Art gallery is the oldest public museum in Scotland and has extensive holdings covering fine art, geology, anatomy and the history of medicine.
  • You will benefit from the involvement of staff from Glasgow Museums, National Museums Scotland and other institutions within Scotland, and will have the opportunity to work with collections from local museums, including the Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery.
  • The Museum Studies - Artefacts and Material Culture course at the University of Glasgow will prepare you to work with archaeological collections within the museum environment. You will undertake training in artefactual analysis through shared teaching with the MSc Material Cultures and Artefact Studies programme. The opportunity to take specialist courses in Archaeology in the second semester provides an excellent basis for those wishing to undertake further research in the future.
  • There are great opportunities for you to take practice-based courses or work placements at the museums and galleries that partner the programme.

Careers

This programme equips you with the practical and theoretical skills for the study and care of artefacts in the museum sector. Career opportunities exist in a variety of roles within the cultural heritage sector; these include museums and galleries as well as historic houses, heritage sites and consultancy. Roles range from front of house, education and outreach to collections management, curation, marketing and management.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Museology 
  • Research and Professional Skills
  • Material Culture in Context
  • Process of Artefact Studies
  • Museum Practice
  • Museum Issues

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    92

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Entry requirements for postgraduate taught programmes are a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification (for example, GPA 3.0 or above) in a relevant subject unless otherwise specified.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17620 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17620 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Home and EU Part-time fee: £889 per 20 credits

Living costs for Glasgow

  • 620 - 1020 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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Museum Studies - Artefacts and Material Culture
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