The course considers the ways in which material culture has been represented and interpreted by historians and cultural theorists, the methodologies behind museum practice and methods of display and interpretation, and also puts theory and practice into dialogue.
Through the Art Gallery and Museum Studies programme at the University of Leeds, you will develop critical understandings of the histories of art galleries and museums and explore and challenge key ideas that have shaped museum practice. You will also deploy these historical and theoretical understandings to develop innovative approaches to curation, interpretation and engaging audiences.
Through a combination of theory and practice, this course produces graduates who are able to develop professional careers in the museums and heritage sector whilst retaining a critical and reflexive eye on their own practice and that of the institutions in which they work.
It will equip you with a good understanding of the issues and approaches to art gallery and museum studies, as well as practical work experience – a combination which is very valuable to employers. You will also develop advanced skills in communication, research and analysis as well as cultural awareness.
Graduates now work as heads of collection, curators and education staff in local authority museums, for national heritage organisations like the National Trust, charitable trusts and in arts marketing and public relations.
More informationVisit official programme website
- Critical Issues
- History and the Museum: Representation, Narrative and Memory
- Jewish Museums and the Display of Cultural Difference
- Unfinished Business: Trauma, Cultural Memory and the Holocaust
- Movies, Migrants and Diasporas
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
DisciplinesVisual Arts Museum Studies View 381 other Masters in Visual Arts in United Kingdom
- A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (Hons) in a relevant subject. Professional experience will also be considered
Documents you need:
- Your degree certificate and transcripts, or a partial transcript if you’re still studying.
- A recent CV.
- Evidence of your English language qualifications if English is not your first subject.
- A personal statement.
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Apply and win up to €6000 to cover your tuition fees.