There is no official closing date for this course, but you are advised to apply as early as possible as we will only consider your application if there are places available on the course. The course offers 12 places in each of its two years and has a single intake each year in September. Candidates will typically need: A relevant upper second-class Honours degree in a cognate discipline. Professional Qualifications from accredited Museums and Public Galleries may also be considered.
Months of entry
The course is designed to facilitate an integration of academic elements and work done through on-site curatorial practice. The course comprises lectures, seminars and tutorials at the University with appropriate training, mentoring and professional development at Whitechapel Gallery.
Curating students also undertake 2 major exhibition projects featuring national and international artists. These are developed with our external exhibition partners and supervised by teaching staff. Partners past and present include: ME-Collector’s Room in Berlin, Government Art Collection (GAC) London, David Roberts Foundation in London, Nomas Foundation in Rome, Kadist Foundation in Paris, among others. Students also have access to the CASS Gallery at the University.
Core modules include:
- History of Art and Critical Theory
- Workplace Observation Module: Whitechapel Gallery
- Critical Writing: Idioms and Audience
- Research Methods and Project
- Curatorial Practice and Mentoring
- Professional Practice: Whitechapel Gallery
You will be assessed via a variety of methods, including project work (exhibitions), essays, archival investigation and a major research project. Assessment will also be based on evaluation of students' individual contributions in the 'live' curatorial environment.
Information for international students
All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Admissions Office
- 020 7133 4202