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Museum Education MSc

Basic information
Name of programme (original language)
Museum Education MSc
Cultural Heritage Area
Dissemination and Communication
Safeguarding and preservation
Programme description
  • The programme will offer opportunity for a blend of experiential and online learning. A variety of locations, varying from customised tutorial rooms and arts studios to state of the art object rooms and teaching labs, providing world-class infrastructure to support high quality teaching and learning.
  • The city of Glasgow has a rich cultural base and you will be encouraged to engage with the rich source of museum learning that world class museums such as the Hunterian, Kelvingrove, Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) The Burrell Collection, People’s Palace, Riverside Museum and St. Mungo Museum of Religious Arts have to offer.
  • In Summer 2016, Kelvin Hall will launch as a centre of cultural excellence, having accessible storage to thousands of objects of historical, social and cultural significance from the collections of the Hunterian, Glasgow museums and the National Library of Scotland. You will have access to these objects and will extend your knowledge and understanding of the value and importance of using such objects for educational purposes.
  • You will also undertake a placement in a site of your choosing. You will engage with staff in order to learn from their expertise and experience and you will share your own knowledge and skills, so that a synthesis of knowledge and practices are nurtured to the benefit of all.
  • You will have the exciting opportunity to take part in various field trips to museums around Scotland.
    Is the programme a joint degree programme?
    Double degree
    Joint delivery
    Address of E&T delivery (if different from the institution)

    University of Glasgow, School of Education, 11 Eldon Street, Glasgow, G3 6NH 

    Qualification provider
    Education category (HE/VET/HE-VET)
    Higher Education (HE)
    Education format
    Programme Type
    Initial E&T
    Academic degree
    One time event or regular basis
    Programme takes place on a regular basis
    Last time it the programme took place (start date)
    Statistics / Formal status
    Core function
    R&D and Education
    Supplementary functions
    Engagement and use
    Characterization of the E&T programme
    Credit system
    ECTS credits
    Study format
    Full-time & part-time mixed
    Are there access requirements?
    Access requirements Description

    2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification in any subject.

    For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level.

    Teaching language
    Programme learning outcomes

    The programme comprises a blend of online and experiential learning opportunities. In addition to practical tutorials, you will engage with the online environment in order to share your ideas and experiences with other students.

    The programme will encompass fieldwork in a variety of museum education related settings and you will also have the opportunity to participate in field trips to a variety of museums, renowned for their varied and world-leading collections.

    Core teaching is followed by a dissertation where you will have the opportunity to identify an area of interest and to create a research project that allows in-depth critical explanation of your selected theme.

    Core courses

    Mode of delivery of education / training
    Tuition cost


    • Full-time fee: £10050
    • Part-time fee: £1117 per 20 credits

    International & EU

    • Full-time fee: £22140
    Are grants available?
    Notes, comments

    MSc: 12 months full-time; 24 months part‑time