Art Museum and Gallery Studies MA, PGDip
9 months-1 year, full-time
This is for you if... you want to develop the knowledge and skills required to become an art museum and gallery specialist or as preparation for further postgraduate study.
Teaching and learning
You will alternate intensive periods of work in lectures, seminars, workshops and practical sessions with time set aside for the completion of assignments, reading and exploring your own specialisms. You will also work with museum professionals and artists. Regular visits to museums and art galleries around the country provide opportunities to explore contemporary practice with working professionals. You will also participate in an International Field School.
Guest lecturers offer additional perspectives, and are a source of inspiration and ideas and will give you the opportunity to further strengthen your links with the profession. During the summer, you will undertake an eight-week museum or gallery placement. We have an extensive network of more than 200 museum and gallery collaborators who offer placement projects. Our annual Work Placement Marketplace offers students a chance to discuss projects with professionals.
Museum Studies at the University of Leicester has the largest and most diverse team of museum researchers and teachers in the world. Their books are used to teach museum studies courses around the world. At the University of Leicester, these world-leading specialists will teach you. The main contributors to this MA are Professors Simon Knell, Suzanne MacLeod, Ross Parry and Richard Sandell; and Doctors Stacy Boldrick, Rosemary Shirley, Alice Tilche, and Isobel Whitelegg.
I’ve benefited greatly from the extensive range of module topics. They’ve filled my knowledge gaps and have enabled me to have a deeper and better understanding, not only of art museums and galleries, but of the whole art ecosystem.