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Art Gallery and Museum Studies

University of Leeds

M.A.
12 months
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About

The Art Gallery and Museum Studies programme at the University of Leeds aims to provide you with critical understandings of issues in curatorship, museology and museum management. 

Overview

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.

Career opportunities

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. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Interpretations
  • 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

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

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.
Upper Second Class

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.
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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
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.
64

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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. 

Tuition Fee

Funding

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