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About

Museums establish powerful narratives of progress and primitivism, knowledge and ignorance, inclusion and exclusion. The MA Museum Cultures with Curating at Birkbeck, University of London combines study of the history and cultural significance of museums with opportunities for professional museum experience.

Overview

This MA Museum Cultures with Curating at Birkbeck, University of London gives you the chance to acquire key foundational skills in curating and a solid grasp of the related issues. You will benefit too from an intensive week studying current issues and practices in curating. You will meet the experts in London museums and galleries and engage in hands on activities including exhibition development, object interpretation and public engagement.

You will also have the opportunity to undertake a 10-week supervised work placement in a museum, gallery or archive. Previous work placements have been offered at the Tate, British Museum, Whitechapel Gallery and Horniman Museum. Past students have documented collections that were previously uncatalogued, helped design and run schools programmes, conducted visitor research and assisted curators in producing exhibitions.

Careers and Employability

Graduates can pursue careers in the heritage and museums sector, arts, media and education. Possible professions include museum/gallery registrar, curator, or arts administrator. This degree may also be useful in becoming a community arts worker, multimedia specialist, or higher education lecturer.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Curating
  • Museum Cultures - Approaches, Issues, Skills
  • Art Museums in a Global Age
  • Creating a Public. Museums and their audiences
  • Curating Difficult Histories: Museums, Exhibitions, Art Activism

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

You are strongly advised to apply now, to ensure there are still places on your chosen course and to give you time to complete the admissions process.

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

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  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Our standard postgraduate entry requirement is a second-class honours degree (2:2 or above).

  • For students with a degree in a subject outside the arts and humanities, the one-year part-time Graduate Certificate in History of Art and Architecture can be used as a conversion course. Students who successfully complete the graduate certificate with merit will normally be guaranteed a place on this course.
  • On your application form, please list all your relevant qualifications and experience, including those you expect to achieve.
  • Your personal details
  • Your qualifications
  • Your work experience
  • Your personal statement
  • Referees
  • Statistical information
  • English proficiency
  • The application form 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16380 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16380 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9030 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9030 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • Part-time home students: £4515 pa
  • Part-time international students: £8190 pa

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

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

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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