Taught course

Master of Museum Studies

University of Queensland · Humanities and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

Approved degree in the same or similar discipline with a GPA of 5; or

GCMusmSt with a GPA of 5; or

GDipMusmSt with a GPA of 5; or

Approved degree in any discipline with a GPA of 5 and have completed two years' full-time (or equivalent) relevant professional work experience (supported by references). This may be work (in roles such as curatorial, research, collections, education, public programs, management, documentation, exhibitions) in museums; galleries; archives or collecting institutions; historic sites or heritage places.

CRICOS Code: 056193A

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, view the English proficiency policy.

Months of entry

August, February

Course content

Museum Studies is an inter-disciplinary field of study that encompasses museum history, theory and practice. The program delivers the professional training required for those interested in pursuing careers in the museum and heritage industry whilst at the same time, providing for those already working in this sector, the opportunity to develop or enhance existing skills and interests.

At UQ, our focus is on developing a critical awareness of the social, cultural and political issues facing those working in the museum and gallery sector, whilst providing the hands-on practical skills necessary for professional practice. Engaging with the University's world-class museums and collections together with leading professionals in the field, UQ provides a uniquely stimulating environment for museological research and training.

An inter-disciplinary approach is used to deliver core courses through the School of English, Media Studies and Art History, with a broad choice of inter-departmental and cross-faculty electives.

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Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


full time
18 months

Course contact details

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
+61 3 8676 7004