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MA Art Gallery and Museum Studies at The University of Manchester
MA Art Gallery and Museum Studies
Explore emerging critical approaches and shifts in museum practice and theory.

MA Art Gallery and Museum Studies / Overview

Year of entry: 2018

Degree awarded
12 months full-time or 24 months part-time
Entry requirements

Applicants will normally have a good honours degree (minimum 2:1) in a relevant discipline (such as, Art History, Archaeology, History, History and Philosophy of Science, Anthropology, Classics, English). In addition, they must have some work experience (including voluntary work) in a museum, gallery or other relevant organisation.

Full entry requirements

How to apply

Please refer to the following School page regarding subject-specific requirements. These are in addition to the basic prerequisites as shown under entry requirements:

For references, please email the following link to your referees:

References for master's applications

They will submit your references directly to us and we will add them to your application.

Please use the  Online Application Form   to apply. Once you register, you can search for the course to which you wish to apply and upload the required supporting documents towards the end of this process.

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning

Course overview

  • You want to explore emerging critical approaches and shifts in museum practice and theory
  • You would like to undertake a work placement in a museum, gallery or related cultural organisation in or around Manchester
  • You are interested in the rich museum and cultural scene of Manchester and the opportunities for case studies, fieldwork and networking on offer
MA Art Gallery and Museum Studies

Open days

We will be hosting a postgraduate taught open day in May, 2018. Further details will be displayed here and elsewhere on our webpages when the details have been finalised.


For entry in the academic year beginning September 2018, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MA (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £9,500
    International students (per annum): £18,000
  • MA (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £4,750

The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees . Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.

Self-funded international applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1000 towards their tuition fees before a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) is issued. This deposit will only be refunded if immigration permission is refused. We will notify you about how and when to make this payment.


Each year the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures offer a number of School awards and Subject-specific bursaries  (the values of which are set at Home/EU fees level), open to both Home/EU and international students. The deadline for these is early February each year.

This year, the School is proud to introduce the Manchester Postgraduate Scholarship of Academic Excellence , which offers up to 100 fee waiver scholarships worth £2,000 each to high-achieving undergraduates from any UK University with an offer to study a Master's degree in the School. The deadline for these Is Friday 13 July 2018. 

For University of Manchester graduates, the  Manchester Alumni Scholarship for Academic Merit  offers a £3,000 reduction in tuition fees to University of Manchester alumni who achieved a 1st within the last three years and are progressing to a postgraduate taught masters course for September 2018 entry.

The Manchester Master's Bursary is a University-wide scheme that offers 100 bursaries worth £3,000 in funding for students from underrepresented groups.

Details of all these funding opportunities, including deadlines, eligibility and how to apply, can be found on the  School's funding page  where you can also find details of the Government Postgraduate Loan Scheme.

See also  the University's postgraduate funding database  to see if you are eligible for any other funding opportunities.

Contact details

Academic department
School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
Contact name
PG Taught Admissions
+44 (0) 161 275 0322
+44 (0) 161 275 3098
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