M.A. Art Museum and Gallery Studies PGDip

  • On Campus
  • 12 months
  • GBP13565 per Year (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    GBP5665 per Year (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

  • English ( Take IELTS test or Find a course )
Newcastle University | Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
The MA Art Museum and Gallery Studies PGDip at Newcastle University provides you with the opportunity to develop skills as a curator or gallery educator in the fields of both historical and contemporary art.



We aim to provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to establish or progress your successful career working in art museums or galleries. You will gain unparalleled experience and a competitive professional edge by curating group exhibitions or organising and delivering complex education and learning events in high-profile public venues.

The Art Museum and Gallery Studies PGDip course from Newcastle University encourages a hands-on approach and involves major input by art museum and gallery professionals from the region and beyond. This input ranges from those who work in small, independent contemporary galleries to those who curate national art collections and internationally significant exhibitions.


Work placements or work related-projects are usually off campus. You will have the opportunity to complete a placement in a suitable gallery, museum, or heritage site. This could be either 12 days long or 6 weeks long, depending on which pathway you chose in Semester 2

Detailed Course Facts

Start dates and application deadlines

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  • There is no deadline for this start date.
Tuition fee
  • GBP 13565 per year (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

  • GBP 5665 per year (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.



  • Full time: £5,665
  • Part time: £2,835
  • Full time: £13,565


  • Full time: £3,780
  • Part time: £1,890
  • Full time: £12,630
Duration full-time 12 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time
Intensity Flexible
Duration part-time 24 months
Part-time variant Flexible

Course Content

Compulsory modules
  • Understanding Challenges in Museum/Gallery/Heritage Studies
  • Caring for 'Collections' in the Museum/Gallery/Heritage Sector
  • Communicating and Learning in Museum/Gallery/Heritage Studies
  • Managing Projects in the Museum/Gallery/Heritage Sector
  • Understanding Academic and Applied Research in Museum/Gallery/Heritage Studies
For more information please visit the programme website.

English Language Requirements


IMPORTANT NOTE: The UK government confirmed new requirements for secure English language testing for visa and immigration purposes. Learn more

Gain Admission to This M.A.

By taking one of the Pre-M.A.s listed below


A 2:1 honours degree, or an international equivalent, in:
  • fine art
  • craft
  • design
  • art history
You don't have to have a full degree in an art-related subject, but you should have studied modules in:
  • art history
  • art theory and/or fine art
  • craft
  • design

We will also consider your application if you have non-standard qualifications and/or relevant professional experience in the museum, gallery and heritage sectors.

If you have borderline or non-standard qualifications we may contact you to request more information. We may ask you to attend an interview either in person, via telephone or Skype.

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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