Taught course

Museum Studies: Collecting and Collections

University of Glasgow · School of Humanities

Entry requirements

A 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification (for example, GPA 3.0 or above) in a relevant subject unless otherwise specified.

Months of entry


Course content

Designed in collaboration with employers, this Masters in Museum Studies: Collecting and Collections will help you develop the knowledge, understanding and skills needed for today's museum professionals. By combining courses in Museum Studies and History of Art, you will specialise in topics such as the historical legacy of artefacts, private and public patterns of collecting and viewing, the principals of provenance research and related legal issues.

Why this programme?

  • This unique programme combines Museum Studies with aspects of art history and law and places them in a broad international context. You will learn from world-leading researchers and develop expert knowledge in this specialised area of art history.
  • Glasgow’s civic and university collections are some of the richest and most diverse in Europe and are of international standing. The University’s own Hunterian Museum and Art gallery is the oldest public museum in Scotland and has extensive holdings covering fine art, geology, anatomy and the history of medicine.
  • The new facilities at Kelvin Hall support object-based study as a number of courses will involve working with museum objects.
  • Our partnerships with local and international museums and heritage organisations provide great opportunities to gain practical experience, including work placements.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    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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