UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)

Museum Studies

This course provides a broad academic and professional training in all aspects of museum work, and encourages students to reflect on the concept of the museum and its associated practices. The programme looks at all types of museum, from art galleries to science museums, without concentrating on any particular kind.

Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper 2nd Class Honours degree in a relevant subject from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Applicants should also have gained experience of working in museums or related organisations (this experience is often gained in a voluntary capacity).

Course modules

Core modules: the museum (critical perspectives); managing museums; collections management and care; museum communication; options: antiquities and the law; collections curatorship; conservation in practice: preventive conservation; cultural memory; exhibition project; heritage, globalisation and development; issues in conservation: context of conservation; issues in conservation: understanding objects; oral history from creation to curation.

Assessment methods

The programme is delivered through lectures, seminars, practical workshops, museum visits and guest speakers. Students are required to undertake a work placement for a total of 20 days. Assessment is through coursework assignments, projects, essays, field reports, portfolio and the dissertation.

Sponsorship information

Arts and Humanities Research Council funding may be available.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 9,285 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 18,670 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 4,665 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MA Part-time £ 9,285 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bloomsbury Campus Camden WC1E 6BT South East

Key information

Programme Administrator
Telephone number: 
020 7679 7495