University of Westminster

University of Westminster

Museums, Galleries and Contemporary Culture

This course examines the changing role of cultural provision and how agencies, festivals and flexible organisations shape, house, fund, and disseminate culture today. Students on the course immerse themselves in the contemporary debates about working practices in cultural institutions, and the changing context in which organisations operate.

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree or equivalent. Applications from candidates with relevant work experience and professional qualifications are welcomed. In these cases, candidates may be required to undertake a written entrance test in the form of a short 1,500-word essay, and may also be required to assemble a work experience portfolio (consisting of testimonials and job descriptions). Applicants whose 1st language is not English require an IELTS score of 6.5 overall and 7.0 in writing (or equivalent).

Course modules

Core modules: art museums and contemporary culture (taught in partnership with tate britain); audience and public (taught in partnership with tate britain); dissertation; research methods: knowledge, cultural memory, archives and research. Option modules: collecting today: curating, presenting and managing collections; creative digital technology; museum narratives; online museums and galleries (taught in partnership with tate britain); professional work project; representing world cultures; the human image.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 6,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 12,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time day and evening £ 6,250 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years
MA Part-time day and evening £ 5,835 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Regent Street Westminster W1B 2UW South East

Key information

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