Taught course

Art Gallery and Museum Studies

University of Leeds · Faculty of Performance, Visual Arts and Communications

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree or equivalent professional experience in a relevant subject area.

Months of entry


Course content

This course will develop your critical understanding of the issues surrounding curatorship, museology, and museum management.
Our modules consider the ways in which material culture has been represented and interpreted, methodologies behind museum and
gallery practice, and methods of display and interpretation. There is also the opportunity to choose an option from our extensive array
of modules. This enables you to specialise in your own areas of interest.
Teaching methods include lectures, seminars, ‘hands-on’ experience, and a supervised, negotiated work placement and
we have close links with important institutions in the region. You are encouraged to build a portfolio of project work to support
future job applications. Tutors include professional curators and educationalists. Previous students have completed
placements at a variety of museums, art galleries and heritage organisations including Leeds Art Gallery, Harewood House, the
Henry Moore Institute, the National Media Museum, the National Railway Museum, Impressions Gallery, Lotherton Hall, Hepworth Wakefield, the Tetley and The Royal Armouries.

Information for international students

IELTS 6.5 overall with at least 6.0 in Writing, Speaking, Listening and Reading. TOEFL 92 with at least 23 in Writing, 24 in Speaking and 21 in Listening and Reading.

Fees and funding

University scholarships available to UK /EU and International Students: http://scholarships.leeds.ac.uk/

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment66
Dissertation34 (12000 words)

Course contact details

Postgraduate admissions