University of St. Andrews

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School of Art History Museum and Gallery Studies.

Program entails the study of museums, their history, purpose and contemporary development.  Taught modules on the Theory and Practice of Museums are balanced with practical projects based either on the museum collections of this 600-year-old university, or at a local museum or gallery. Structured visits are an essential part of the programme and we are well placed for visiting museums, art galleries, historic houses, ships and other heritage sites.


A one-year full-time Graduate Diploma/MLitt course is aimed at students wanting to start a career in museum or gallery work, and at those looking for a mid-career change. Although the course is based in the School of Art History, applicants can have a degree in any subject. An essential and rewarding aspect of this programme is the opportunity for students to work together to create an exhibition at the University's Gateway Gallery or the St Andrews Museum.


A part-time version of the Graduate Diploma/MLitt course, which is run every two years, is aimed at museum and gallery employees (or committed volunteers) who wish to study while continuing with their work. Much of the coursework is done in the students' own workplaces, but participants come to St Andrews for four one-week residential schools over two years. Completion of a dissertation takes a further five months.


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St Andrews

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