Curating the Art Museum

The Courtauld Institute of Art

12 months
23227 GBP/year
11176 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The MA Curating the Art Museum offers an ideal entry point for a career in museums and galleries.


The programme puts the physical object at the heart of curatorial training whilst placing specialist knowledge firmly within the context of the modern museum. Students are given a unique mix of seminars, hands-on experience and internship placements, all focusing on the expanding remit of the art curator in the twenty-first century.This MA provides a small group of students with unrivaled access to exceptional resources, drawing on the Courtauld’s own academic faculty, conservation departments and the Gallery, as well as making the most of our close links with other London museums. Among the highlights of the curriculum are a field trip to Europe and an exhibition project that takes place in The Courtauld Gallery.

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Conservation, Presentation and Access: Ethics and Practice
  • History and Theory of Museums
  • Virtual Display
  • Contemporary Approaches to the Museum
  • Internship
  • Exhibition project
  • Text and Interpretation
  • Dissertation
  • Leadership session
  • Study Trip Abroad

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree – Students will normally have achieved a good 2.1, considered to be an overall average 65% or above.
  • We accept overseas qualifications equivalent to a 2.1 in a UK first degree (e.g. US applicants should have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23227 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23227 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    11176 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11176 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.


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Curating the Art Museum
The Courtauld Institute of Art