Taught course

Museum Studies

University of Queensland · Humanities and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

Prerequisites: Approved degree in the same or similar discipline; or GCMusmSt with a GPA of 5; or GDipMusmSt with a GPA of 5; or Same discipline is defined as a degree with a sequence of study in the fields of archaeology, anthropology, art history, history, ancient history, architecture, environmental and heritage studies, business, tourism and related fields. Same content is defined as being at least a major, field of study, or approximately 30% of program content including a mix of introductory and advanced courses. Additional application requirements: Supplementary Personal Statement [One page only] Describe your academic interests and reasons for applying. Detail your career objectives and any relevant non-academic achievements as well as any publications. Outline any other relevant experience including attendance at specialist workshops or short courses. Visa requirements: CRICOS Code: 056193A International students must undertake this program on campus at UQ on a full time basis to be eligible to apply for an Australian student visa. Please contact UQ International. English proficiency: IELTS overall 6.5; writing 6, reading 6, speaking 6, and listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, View the English proficiency policy. How to apply? Applications must be lodged through UQ International. Closing date: To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement. To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year. This program is eligible for Streamlined Visa Processing. Please check your country's category with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

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.

Information for international students

http://www.uq.edu.au/international-students/english-language-requirements http://www.uq.edu.au/international-students/student-visas http://www.uq.edu.au/international-students/application-instructions http://www.uq.edu.au/international-students/svp http://www.immi.gov.au/Study/Pages/student-visa-assessment-levels.aspx

Fees and funding

International students
AUD$ 23840
Fees for International students

Indicative annual fee: AUD$ 23840

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007 the indexation rate has remained at or less than 4%.

To calculate the fees for any program, you will first need to choose the courses you wish to complete. To see all courses available please refer to the course list.

Qualification and course duration


full time
18 months

Course contact details

UQ International
+61 3 8676 7004