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Museum and Heritage Studies MLitt
The MLitt in Museum and Heritage Studies prepares students for employment in museums, principally as curators, with broad training in all types of museums, galleries and other heritage facilities.
The MLitt in Museum and Heritage Studies is a taught postgraduate program run by the School of Art History. The MLitt is aimed at students wanting to start a career in museum or gallery work, or for those looking for a mid-career change. The part-time course is designed for museum and gallery employees or volunteers who wish to study while continuing with their work.
A part-time version of this program is also available.
- A good 2.1 Honours undergraduate degree. The School welcomes applications from students from all disciplines relevant to museum work, such as history, archaeology, anthropology, languages, media and communications, and physical and natural sciences. If you studied your first degree outside the UK, see the international entry requirements.
- Students will preferably have some museum work experience (through employment or volunteering).
- English language proficiency.
The qualifications listed are indicative minimum requirements for entry. Some academic Schools will ask applicants to achieve significantly higher marks than the minimum. Obtaining the listed entry requirements will not guarantee you a place, as the University considers all aspects of every application including, where applicable, the writing sample, personal statement, and supporting documents.
For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university requirements.
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- Theory and Practice of Museums, Art Galleries and Related Organisations, Part 1
- Theory and Practice of Museums, Art Galleries and Related Organisations, Part 2
- Project Work (whole year)
Scholarships & funding
Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.
Class sizes typically range from 18 to 24 students, and exhibition teams range from 6 to 9 students. Students complete three assignments per module in a variety of formats including:
- an essay
- a documentation and database project
- an object study
- an exhibition or website review
- a lesson plan
- a management report.
For more information about tuition fees, please visit our website.
Recent Museum and Heritage Studies graduates have gone on to work for a range of institutions, including:
- Chicago Institute of Art
- Victoria and Albert Museum
- National Trust for Scotland
- Scottish Fisheries Museum.
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University of St Andrews
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