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Museum and Gallery Studies (MA)


Kingston University Kingston School of Art

Full time & Part time September MA 1 year full time, 2 years part time

About the course

Through this course you will acquire real-world experience of working in museums and galleries. Our imaginative, interdisciplinary, international approach advances your knowledge of contemporary developments in this vibrant and sophisticated area of culture, arts and heritage. Employment destinations of our previous students have included National History Museum, V&A, Museum of London, Tate, National Gallery and numerous other museums and galleries in the UK and around the world.

Key features

  • We provide you with transferable skills that are essential across this sector, working with museum and gallery professionals to nationally and internationally recognised museum standards.
  • Research opportunities inside museums and galleries allow you to develop your own interests and gain valuable

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Entry Requirements

Applicants should have a good BA(Hons) degree or equivalent qualification in a relevant subject area, which may include: a humanities subject, such as art history design history, English literature, film and media studies, cultural studies, philosophy; a social sciences subject, such as geography, archaeology, anthropology, sociology, history or education; a practice-based degree in an area such as fine art, design or architecture; or a business or management related course.


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Theresa Macaulay

"As a professional looking to change career to the museum sector the Kingston MA presented itself as the most pragmatic course on offer. The reality was an entertaining and immersive educational experience that prepared me with an understanding of the museum world and the practical tools to work within it. I cannot recommend it highly enough."


Danielle Patten

"I found the course enriching both personally and professionally. It enabled me to develop my ideas and skills, many of which I now use in my current role. The course gave me experience of working with people and organisations which I was able to draw upon when entering my career in museums."


Brittany Benson

"The Museum and Gallery MA course at Kingston University has opened many doors for me in the museum sector. The practicality and creative free reign of the course is what helped me develop my skills and knowledge further in this field. The opportunity to meet, connect and network with other museums is very beneficial as well."


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