Kingston University

Kingston University

Museum and Gallery Studies

The course offers a more sustainable, place-sensitive approach to our understandings of museums, museum practices and their academic study; and further open the museum up to the world in an ethical engagement towards more-than-institutional futures. The course interrogates contemporary issues and practices, including collection, interpretation, exhibition, space, place and the city, audiences and communities, controversy and contingency, institutional purpose, scenario planning and sustainable futures.

Entry requirements

A BA (Hons) degree or equivalent qualification in a relevant subject area, which may include a humanities subject; or a social sciences subject; or a a practice-based degree; or a business or management related course; relevant professional practice experience in lieu of a higher education qualification; interview; applicants whose 1st language is not English require minimum Academic IELTS of 6.5 overall (with a minimum score of 6.5 in writing and a minimum of 6.0 in all other elements).

Course modules

Modules include: Ideas and institutions; material thinking and creative practice; invention and experimentation; the challenge of change; dissertation; international study visit.

Assessment methods

Assessment is through essays; seminar presentations; project work; portfolio; dissertation (12,000-15,000 words).


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 4,800 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 13,700 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 2,400 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MA Part-time £ 6,850 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Knights Park Kingston upon Thames KT1 2QJ South East

Key information

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0844 855 2177