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Museum and Gallery Studies (MLitt)

University of St Andrews School of Art History

Full time & Part time September, January Other One year full time or two years part time

About the course

The MLitt in Museum and Gallery Studies is a taught postgraduate programme run by the School of Art History. The MLitt is aimed at students wanting to start a career in museum or gallery work, or for those looking for a mid-career change. The part-time course is designed for museum and gallery employees or volunteers who wish to study while continuing with their work.


  • The degree provides broad training, covering all types of museums, galleries and heritage facilities, and includes the principles of conservation, museum education, exhibition planning and design, and management.
  • Teaching normally takes place at the Museum of the University of St Andrews (MUSA), and structured visits to museums, art galleries, historic houses, ships and other heritage sites are an essential part

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Entry Requirements

A good 2.1 Honours undergraduate degree. The School welcomes applications from students from all disciplines relevant to museum work, such as history, archaeology, anthropology, languages, media and communications, and physical and natural sciences.

Students will preferably have some museum work experience (through employment or volunteering).

The part-time course is also open to students without a degree but with considerable professional experience in a museum or gallery.

English language proficiency.

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Wilhelmina Barns-Graham Trust Museum and Gallery Studies Award

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