Taught course

Art Gallery and Museum Studies

The University of Manchester · Faculty of Humanities

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements - At least a 2:1 or above, in a related degree area, plus evidence of experience or professional understanding, of issues in museum practice.

Months of entry


Course content

The AGMS MA is both a crucial entry-level qualification for anyone seeking to pursue a career in museums or galleries, and is also a valuable resource for continuing professional development for mid-career professionals. In addition, the programme provides a thorough training in the skills needed to pursue postgraduate research. These skills in research design and planning are transferable to jobs in the museum sector, as well as being a vital first step to PhD research. The AGMS programme has been officially recognised by the Museums Association.

Information for international students

English level required- IELTS with an overall score of at least 7.0, or TOEFL with an overall score of at least 600 (250 in the computer test).

Fees and funding

In most years a number of departmental and Faculty bursaries are available. Candidates applying for AHRC funding through the University of Manchester will be considered for these awards; the deadline is usually 1st March. Further information is available from the Postgraduate Admissions Administrator, or on the University website.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment60
Professional practice6
Dissertation34 (15000 words)

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Administrator
00 44 (0)161 275 0322