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  Museums, Galleries and Contemporary Culture with Professional Experience MA


University of Westminster    Art, Design and Visual Culture

Full time September MA Full-time: 2 years
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Immerse yourself in the dynamic world of cultural institutions with the Museums, Galleries and Contemporary Culture with Professional Experience MA at the University of Westminster. This unique two-year course offers a blend of theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience, including an extended work placement of three to six months in your second year. Delve into key themes in the cultural sector, guided by leading professionals from institutions like The Museum of London and The Photographers' Gallery. The course structure includes four core modules and a choice of four option modules, ensuring a well-rounded education in curatorship, museology, and museum management. Entry requirements are flexible, welcoming applicants with relevant work experience or professional qualifications. Benefit from strong industry links with major museums and galleries, and gain practical experience through projects and internships. Prepare for a successful career as a museum professional, curator, or arts organiser with this comprehensive MA programme.

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The Museums, Galleries and Contemporary Culture with Professional Experience MA is a unique course that offers you the opportunity to undertake an extended work placement and gain professional work experience. It is partnered with the one-year course, Museums, Galleries and Contemporary Culture MA. On the two-year course, you'll do the same taught modules as on the one-year course, but you'll have the added opportunity of doing a placement lasting from three to six months in your second

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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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