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  Museum Cultures with Curating (MA)


Birkbeck, University of London    School of Historical Studies

Full time & Part time October MA 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time
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Unleash your passion for museum cultures and curating with the MA Museum Cultures with Curating at Birkbeck. Dive into the captivating narratives of progress and primitivism, inclusion and exclusion, while gaining hands-on experience in curating. This programme offers a unique blend of theoretical study and practical opportunities, including a 10-week work placement at prestigious institutions like the Tate and British Museum. Immerse yourself in London's vibrant museum scene, with expert-led visits and engaging activities in exhibition development and public engagement. Benefit from Birkbeck's renowned research excellence in Art and Design, extensive library resources, and state-of-the-art cinema and exhibition spaces. With a second-class honours degree or relevant experience, you can embark on this enriching journey and explore career pathways in museum curation. Join us and unlock a world of possibilities in the fascinating realm of museum cultures.

About the course

Museums establish powerful narratives of progress and primitivism, knowledge and ignorance, inclusion and exclusion. Our MA Museum Cultures with Curating combines study of the history and cultural significance of museums with opportunities for professional museum experience.

This MA gives you the chance to acquire key foundational skills in curating and a solid grasp of the related issues. You will benefit from an intensive week studying current issues and practices in curating. You will meet the experts in London museums and galleries and engage in hands-on activities relating to exhibition development, object interpretation and public engagement.

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Entry Requirements

Our standard postgraduate entry requirement is a second-class honours degree (2:2 or above).

For students with a degree in a subject outside the arts and humanities, the one-year part-time Graduate Certificate in History of Art and Architecture can be used as a conversion course. Students who successfully complete the Graduate Certificate with Merit will normally be guaranteed a place on this course.

Applications are reviewed on their individual merits and your professional qualifications and/or relevant work experience will be taken into consideration positively. We actively support and encourage applications from mature learners.




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