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  Museums, Galleries and Contemporary Culture MA


University of Westminster    Art, Design and Visual Culture

Full time & Part time September, January MA Full-time: 1 year; Part-time: 2 years
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Immerse yourself in the dynamic world of cultural institutions with the Museums, Galleries and Contemporary Culture MA at the University of Westminster. This programme offers a comprehensive exploration of the evolving role of museums and galleries in the 21st century, preparing you for a successful career as a museum professional, curator, or arts organiser. Through a blend of theoretical insights and practical experiences, you will develop essential skills in curatorship, museology, and museum management. Engage with industry experts and gain hands-on experience through partnerships with renowned institutions like The Museum of London and The Photographers' Gallery. Choose from a range of option modules covering topics such as art institutions, heritage management, and social justice in cultural institutions. With a strong vocational focus, this MA equips you with the knowledge and connections needed to excel in the global cultural sector. Join us and unlock a world of opportunities in the vibrant cultural landscape of London. Entry requirements include a 2:2 degree in a relevant discipline or equivalent professional experience.

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The Museums, Galleries and Contemporary Culture MA examines how cultural institutions are changing to meet the needs of the 21st century. The MA is for you if you're pursuing a career as a museum professional, curator, or arts organiser. It will equip you with a critical understanding of the key conceptual and practical skills in curatorship, museology and museum management necessary for you to succeed in your professional

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Entry Requirements

A minimum of a lower second class honours degree (2:2) in a relevant discipline including culture and heritage studies, visual arts and media, languages and literature, and history. All applications from any prospective student without a degree in a relevant area or without higher education qualifications, including from candidates with demonstrable relevant work experience and relevant professional qualifications, will be carefully considered. Applicants may be asked to supply a written response to a set text to demonstrate suitability for the course.

Applicants are required to submit one academic or professional reference.




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