Co-taught with cultural heritage professionals, including staff from The Hunterian Museum, Glasgow Museums, and the National Library of Scotland, the Museum Studies programme of the University of Glasgow combines interdisciplinary academic and practitioner input. Glasgow’s national, civic and university museum collections provide students with privileged access to rich and diverse resources of international standing. A series of visits provides complementary experience of varied museum institutions and collections.
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 is the oldest public museum in Scotland and has extensive holdings covering fine art, geology, anatomy and the history of medicine.
- You’ll be able to choose from a range of courses involving staff from The Hunterian, Glasgow Museums and the National Library of Scotland, giving you a strong insight into professional and practical issues in the museum and cultural sector.
- The facilities at Kelvin Hall provide opportunities for developing professional skills including collection management, object-handling, interpretation and public engagement.
- Our partnerships with local and international museums and heritage organisations provide great opportunities to gain practical experience, including work placements.
- Shared teaching with our sister programme MSc Information Management and Preservation provides students with a broad overview of the cultural heritage sector.
- We are the only Museum Studies programme in the UK accredited by CILIP, the Library and Information Association.
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.
- Museum Skills And Professional Practice
- Managing and Using Collections
- Exhibition Development
- 2D Digitisation: Theory & Practice
- Curating Lively Practices
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , National
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , EEA/EU
DisciplinesArt History Liberal Arts Museum Studies View 101 other Masters in Museum Studies in United Kingdom
- 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
- A copy (or copies) of your official degree certificate(s) (if you have already completed your degree)
- A copy (or copies) of your official academic transcript(s), showing full details of subjects studied and grades/marks obtained
- Official English translations of the certificate(s) and transcript(s)
- One reference letter on headed paper
- Evidence of your English language ability (if your first language is not English)
- A copy of the photo page of your passport (Non-EU students only)
International20400 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 20400 GBP per year during 12 months.
National9500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9500 GBP per year during 12 months.
UK Part-time fee: £1,056 per 20 credits
- UK: £6,333
- International & EU: £13,600
- UK: £3,167
- International & EU: £6,800
Living costs for Glasgow
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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