Newcastle University

Newcastle University

Art Museum and Gallery Studies (with specialist pathways in Curatorship, and Education)

The Art Museum and Gallery Studies MA, PGDip provides you with the opportunity to develop skills as a curator or gallery educator in the fields of both historical and contemporary art. We aim to provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to establish or progress your successful career working in art museums or galleries. You will gain unparalleled experience and a competitive professional edge by curating group exhibitions or organising and delivering complex education and learning events in high-profile public venues. The course encourages a hands-on approach and involves major input by art museum and gallery professionals from the region and beyond. This input ranges from those who work in small, independent contemporary galleries to those who curate national art collections and internationally significant exhibitions.

Entry requirements

A 2.1 Honours degree, or an international equivalent, in any subject. We will also consider applicants on an individual basis with non-standard qualifications and/or relevant professional experience in the museum, gallery and heritage sectors. Where applicants have borderline or non-standard qualifications we may contact you to request additional information, and/or, in some instances, to request you attend an interview (these may be in person, via telephone or Skype). Applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in writing and speaking), or equivalent.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgDip Full-time £ 3,670 per Academic year (home fees) 9 months
PgDip Full-time £ 12,200 per Academic year (overseas fees) 9 months
MA Full-time £ 5,500 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MA Full-time £ 12,930 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
PgDip Part-time £ 1,835 per Academic year (home fees) 18 months
MA Part-time £ 2,750 per Academic year (home fees) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Campus Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU North East

Key information

Professor Chris Whitehead, School of Arts and Cultures
Telephone number: 
0191 208 7419