Taught course

Museum Studies

University of York · Department of Archaeology

Entry requirements

2:1 or equivalent in a Archaeology or a related subject such as History, History of Art, English, Geography, Anthropology, Politics or any related field.

Months of entry


Course content

Engage with a wide range of issues and develop a unique mix of practice-based and theoretical learning for your professional work or further research in the museum sector.

Our Museum Studies (MA) course gives you the opportunity to focus on museums, education and interpretation, and digital heritage. You'll also study contemporary issues of inclusion, well-being, public benefit and decolonising collections. The course combines critical academic study in museology with practical applications, and a curated museum placement in a local museum. The programme is enhanced by collaboration with our heritage partners, including York Museums Trust, York Archaeological Trust, Leeds Museums and Galleries, local authorities, heritage bodies, third sector and commercial organisations.

Information for international students

If English isn't your first language you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. We accept the following qualifications:

IELTS: 6.5, minimum 6.5 in writing and 6.0 in all other components

For more information see our postgraduate English language requirements.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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