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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 full time with a professional placement, 2 years part time
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Are you passionate about museums and galleries? The Museum and Gallery Studies (MA) programme at Kingston University is perfect for you! This scholarly and critically informed course allows you to work alongside professionals in the field, gaining hands-on experience and valuable skills. You'll explore contemporary issues and practices, such as collections, exhibitions, and audience engagement. What sets this programme apart is the opportunity to collaborate with renowned institutions like the V&A, Museum of London, and the National Maritime Museum. With a 2:2 or above honours degree in a relevant field, you can join this exciting programme and pave your way to a successful career in the museum and gallery sector.

About the course

Work alongside professionals in museums and galleries within our dynamic, critically-informed programme to enhance your curatorial portfolio.

Our students explore contemporary issues and practices through experience of collections, institutions, exhibitions and audiences. Students access our annual awards in Community Engagement and Outstanding Creative Practice.

Bespoke research projects empower everyone to pursue individual interests at the cutting-edge of creative practice in this vibrant and rewarding area of study.

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Entry Requirements

A 2:2 or above honours 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.

We also welcome students with relevant professional practice experience.

For those students without professional experience in museums and galleries, voluntary museum work is not a requirement for acceptance on the course.

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Where will I study?

Where is Kingston University


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Through the generous support of Kingston University alumni and friends to our Inspire the Future campaign, we are able to offer 20 postgraduate scholarships to progressing Kingston University undergraduate students and recent graduates (class of 2020-2022 only). The purpose of the scholarship is to encourage academic excellence and allow talented graduates to continue to higher levels of learning and research. The scholarship offers a 40%* reduction in fees for taught masters or postgraduate diploma courses with September start dates.

Your application will be judged on:
your academic success to date and your future potential, as evidenced by undergraduate module results, awards and references from those who have taught you at Kingston University
your demonstration (in your personal statement in the application form) of the impact studying this course will have on your future and the wider world

* Please note that the Inspire the Future scholarship cannot be combined with other Kingston University scholarships or discounts. Therefore, for those who are eligible for a 15% or 10% fee discount, the total discount they would receive for each year of their course, if awarded an Inspire the Future postgraduate scholarship, would be 40%.

Value of Scholarship(s)

40% reduction in tuition fees.


To be considered, you must:
- have already received an offer of a place to study at Kingston on an eligible course
- be classed as 'home' for fees purposes
- have a first-class honours in a previous degree with additional evidence of academic excellence
- must also meet one of the additional criteria listed on our website

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Value of Scholarship(s)

Up to 3,500


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