Taught course

Art Gallery and Museum Studies

Institution
The University of Manchester · Faculty of Humanities
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

Applicants will normally have a good honours degree (minimum Upper Second) in a relevant discipline such as, Art History, Archaeology, History, History and Philosophy of Science, Anthropology, Classics, English, Fine Art or Photography.

You must also have some work experience (including voluntary work) in a museum, gallery or other relevant organisation.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Our MA Art Gallery and Museum Studies course is ideal if you are considering a career in this sector and want to gain practical experience through placements during your studies, or if you are a professional and want to further develop your practice.

The course will see you examine diverse issues related to museum theory and practice, visit numerous museums, galleries and cultural organisations, and discuss ideas and issues with professionals and academics in the field.

You will take advantage of our excellent links to cultural organisations to access a range of exciting and valuable work placements.

Past placements have been at the Manchester Museum, The Whitworth, Tate Liverpool, Manchester Art Gallery, Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester International Festival, The Royal Exchange Theatre and Chorlton Arts Festival, to name a few.

You'll also have opportunities to design and participate in live projects with cultural and heritage organisations in Manchester.

In addition, we take fieldtrips to cultural organisations in Manchester, the wider north-west of England and beyond. Regular trips include Liverpool, London, Oxford and Wales.

We also run an international trip to Amsterdam, and previous students have taken part in a cultural exchange trip to Moscow.

The course is continually being reviewed and developed in response to new research, emerging critical approaches and shifts in museum practice.

Manchester's traditional focus on the art gallery remains, but is now balanced by course units which address history, theory and practice in a range of institutions.

Fees and funding

UK students
9,500
International students
18,000

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

    Part-time attendance: One course unit per semester per year.

Course contact details

Name
School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
Email
MASALC@manchester.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 161 275 0322