University of Manchester
Art Gallery and Museum Studies
The programme is continually being reviewed and developed in response to new research, emerging critical approaches and shifts in museum practice; Manchester's traditional focus on the art gallery remains, but is now complemented by courses that address history, theory and practice in a range of institutions.
A 1st or 2.1 Honours degree , or overseas equivalent, in a relevant discipline; work experience in a museum, gallery or other appropriate institution; a minimum score of 7.0 on the IELTS test (including 7.0 in Writing) or 600 on the TOEFL paper-based test (250 computer-based), or the Cambridge Advanced Certificate (grades A-C) or the Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (grades A-C).
Modules include: The museum and its contexts; museums, museology, museographies; skills awareness for graduate education; 20 day work placement. Options include: art in the city - collecting, curating, commissioning; digital heritage; learning and interpretation; museums, anthropology and material culture; museums and archaeology; museums of conflict and conscience; museum objects and exhibitions; museum policy and practice; science, nature, museums.
Assessment is through essays, portfolio and a dissertation.
Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) grants are competetive and provide payment of tuition fees and a maintenance stipend for UK students, and tuition fees (and a maintenance stipend, subject to eligibility criteria) for EU students; the School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures also offers a limited number of fee bursaries on a competitive basis for Master's students; details are published in Feb/Mar each year.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|MA||Full-time||£ 5,000 per Academic year (home fees)||12 months|
|MA||Full-time||£ 2,500 per Academic year (overseas fees)||12 months|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|University of Manchester||Manchester||M13 9PL||North West|
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