Global Gallery Studies, M.A. | University College Cork | Cork, Ireland
12 months
18800 EUR/year
7630 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The MA in Global Gallery Studies at University College Cork is a unique accelerated programme that prepares you for a career in the gallery sector and/or in fine arts institutions in Ireland and abroad.


The MA in Global Gallery Studies at University College Cork will expose you to critical and practical skills prized by the Arts sector as well provide you with a comprehensive understanding of 21st-century gallery practices across diverse geographical borders and cultural traditions.

This programme gives you the chance to engage with various theoretical modules as well as practice-based modules including cutting-edge learning experiences with The Glucksman (UCC’s award-winning on-campus gallery), fieldwork in international galleries, and the opportunity to take a project-led internship with a prominent fine art gallery in Ireland or internationally.


We support the gallery profession through entry-level training and continuing professional development of existing staff. Career pathways include:

  • Administrator/Gallery Assistant
  • Archive Digitisation (Gallery website content creation, maintenance, and development, including social media integration).
  • Artist Advisor
  • Creative Industries
  • Critical Writing
  • Cultural Tourism

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Global Galleries Fieldwork
  • Research Methods and Sources for Global Gallery Studies
  • Digital Arts and Humanities
  • Global Contemporary Art

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


90 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A candidate for this MA programme must normally hold an honours Bachelor degree, Second Class Honours Grade I (or equivalent), in Arts and Humanities or equivalent international qualification.  
  • Candidates who hold a Bachelor degree with a Second Class Honours Grade II (or equivalent) may also be considered subject to review by MA in Global Gallery Studies selection committee. 
  • As part of the application process candidates must submit a statement of purpose (500 words) acceptable to the MA in Global Gallery Studies selection committee, detailing their interest in the programme, and their particular research interests and methodologies to date, and their future professional goals.  

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18800 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18800 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7630 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7630 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Cork

860 - 1400 EUR /month
Living costs

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


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