Masters degrees in Curatorial Studies help postgraduates develop the skills needed to successfully select and arrange a collection of significant artefacts. Working for gallery or museum, this can encompass anything from works of art through to design pieces and historical objects.
Curatorial Studies is closely related to a number of other subjects and specialisms, including Museology (the study of museums), Art History, Philosophy of Art and Museum Management.
A Masters in Curatorial Studies sets you up perfectly for a career in the arts, history or design. Many courses give you the chance to take part in a work placement or an internship with a cultural institution, allowing you to develop valuable, real-world experience of the area.
Depending on the course, you could be able to specialise in a variety of different aspects of curation. For example, you might focus on public engagement, film archives or site-specific contexts. In some cases, you may even be able to put on your own exhibition as part of the course.
As well as the obvious destinations like museums, galleries and public / private collections, you could forge a career in heritage, publishing or research, among other possibilities.