M.A. Art Museum and Gallery Studies PGDip

  • On Campus
  • 12 months
  • GBP12930 per Year (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    GBP5500 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 Art Museum and Gallery Studies MA, PGDip 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 course 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.

Detailed Course Facts

Tuition fee
  • GBP 12930 per year (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

  • GBP 5500 per year (EEA

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

Start date
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

  • ICS8001 Issues and Ideas in Museum, Gallery and Heritage
  • ICS8002 Management in Museum, Gallery and Heritage
  • ICS8003 Communication and Interpretation in Museum, Gallery and Heritage
  • ICS8015 Museum, Gallery and Heritage Placement
  • ICS8005 Art Curatorship 1: Working with Histories, Objects and Agendas
  • ICS8006 Art Curatorship 2: Exhibitions and Exhibiting
  • ICS8099 Dissertation

English Language Requirements


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Normally a 2:1 honours degree, or an international equivalent, in fine art, craft, design or art history. It is not necessary for you 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 and design. We will also consider applicants on an individual basis with non-standard qualifications and/or relevant professional experience in the museum, gallery and heritage sectors.

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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