Kingston University London

Museum and Gallery Studies MA

This course offers experience working alongside professionals in museums and galleries in the context of a scholarly, critically informed program of study. Students explore contemporary issues and practices, including those relating to collections, exhibitions, and audiences today. All students have the chance to compete for our annual awards in Community Engagement and Outstanding Creative Practice.

Research projects in museums and galleries enable you to develop and pursue your interests and gain valuable skills in critical analysis and creative practice.

Reasons to choose Kingston University

  • This course is taught in partnership with external institutions such as the Museum of London, the National Maritime Museum, the V&A, the Estorick Collection, and the Freud Museum, London.
  • You will participate in live projects, exhibitions, and cultural events. For example, our work with Brooklands Museum contributed to a nomination for the Art Fund's Museum of the Year, the biggest prize in the UK museum world.
  • Kingston University's museum and gallery, Dorich House Museum and the Stanley Picker Gallery, 

    offer an exciting range of opportunities to students


Entry Requirements

  • A 2:2 or above honours degree or equivalent qualification in a relevant subject area.

  • IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no element below 5.5.


Course Details

The course examines contemporary issues and practices, including those relating to collections management, interpretation, audiences and exhibition. You will study taught modules covering critical analysis and creative practice, and conduct research around the broad themes and subjects addressed by each module. As well as working with our own in-house museums, Stanley Picker Gallery and Dorich House Museum, we work with four external institutions each year to develop real-world museum projects.

You'll take five core modules, working on live projects with our partners. Four of the modules are worth 30 academic credits each and the major project is worth 60. The course totals 180 credits.

Year 1

Ideas and Institutions
Learning and Experience
Exhibition and Encounter
The Challenge of Change
Major Project

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