Taught course

Museum and Gallery Studies

Kingston University · Art and Design History

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a good BA(Hons) degree or equivalent qualification in a relevant subject area, which may include:

  • a humanities subject, such as art history design history, English literature, film and media studies, cultural studies, philosophy;
  • a social sciences subject, such as geography, archaeology, anthropology, sociology, history or education;
  • a practice-based degree in an area such as fine art, design or architecture; or
  • a business or management related course.

We also welcome students with relevant professional practice experience should they not hold a higher education qualification.

For those students without professional experience in museums and galleries, voluntary museum work is not a requirement for acceptance on the course.

Months of entry


Course content

Through this course you will acquire real-world experience of working in museums and galleries. Our imaginative, interdisciplinary, international approach advances your knowledge of contemporary developments in this vibrant and sophisticated area of culture, arts and heritage. Employment destinations of our previous students have included the Natural History Museum, V&A, Museum of London and the National Gallery.

Key features

  • We provide you with transferable skills essential across the sector, working with museum and gallery professionals to nationally and internationally recognised standards.
  • Research opportunities inside museums and galleries allows you to develop your own interests and gain valuable research and practice-based skills.
  • Students have the option to manage and curate an exhibition and produce research work through a dissertation or creative projects

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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