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MMEd Museum Studies

Catalog id : 5343
 Course Level
Masters / PG
 Type
Full Time

 Duration
1.5 Years
 Start month
March

 Tuition fee

International
26256 AUD
National
19000 AUD

Application fee

International 100 AUD
National 100 AUD
Department
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)6.5
TOEFL-IBT (min)87
TOEFL-PBT (min)570

About this course

Museum Studies is an inter-disciplinary field of study that encompasses museum history, theory and practice. The program delivers the professional training required for those interested in pursuing careers in the museum and heritage industry whilst at the same time, providing for those already working in this sector, the opportunity to develop or enhance existing skills and interests.

At UQ, our focus is on developing a critical awareness of the social, cultural and political issues facing those working in the museum and gallery sector, whilst providing the hands-on practical skills necessary for professional practice. Engaging with the University's world-class museums and collections together with leading professionals in the field, UQ provides a uniquely stimulating environment for museological research and training.

An inter-disciplinary approach is used to deliver core courses through the School of Social Science, with a broad choice of inter-departmental and cross-faculty electives.

Participants are able to choose from elective courses including

  • Anthropology
  • Applied History
  • Art History, Classics
  • Event Management
  • Interpretation and Visitor Research
  • Professional Writing
  • Science Communication

The scope of the courses offered presents students with a broad range of perspectives and identifies the most vital contemporary questions and concerns in museums, and in museum studies.

 

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Eligibility Criteria

Academic Requirement:

 For Australian students:

To enrol in the program, a student must hold :

  • Approved degree in the same or similar discipline with a GPA of 5; or 
  • GCMusmSt with a GPA of 5; or
  • GDipMusmSt with a GPA of 5; or 
  • Approved degree in any discipline with a GPA of 5 and have completed two years' full-time (or equivalent) relevant professional work experience (supported by references). This may be work (in roles such as curatorial, research, collections, education, public programs, management, documentation, exhibitions) in museums; galleries; archives or collecting institutions; historic sites or heritage places.

 For International students:

To enrol in the program, a student must hold -

  • Approved degree in the same or similar discipline with a GPA of 5; or 
  • GCMusmSt with a GPA of 5; or
  • GDipMusmSt with a GPA of 5; or 
  • Approved degree in any discipline with a GPA of 5 and have completed two years' full-time (or equivalent) relevant professional work experience (supported by references). This may be work (in roles such as curatorial, research, collections, education, public programs, management, documentation, exhibitions) in museums; galleries; archives or collecting institutions; historic sites or heritage places.
  • IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange students are only required to meet the overall score (eg 6.5 IELTS or 87 TOEFL or 64 PTE( Pearson Test of English )).
  • TOEFL (Paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language): 570 (5.0 in TWE (written), and 54 in reading & listening)

English language requirement:

  • IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. 
  • Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange students are only required to meet the overall score (eg 6.5 IELTS or 87 TOEFL or 64 PTE( Pearson Test of English )).
  • TOEFL (Paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language): 570 (5.0 in TWE (written), and 54 in reading & listening).

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Course Modules

      Course Code Course Title     

      Part A:

  • MUSM7000 Museum Context

      Part B:

  • LAWS7828 Cultural Heritage Law
  • MUSM7002 Collections
  • MUSM7003 Museum Management
  • MUSM7004 Museums & Community Engagement
  • MUSM7006 Exhibiting Culture: Theory & Practice

      Part C*:

  • MUSM7008 Dissertation Museum Studies
  • * With the permission of the Program Director; Part Time Students commencing in Semester 1 may enrol in MUSM7018 and Part Time Students commencing in Semester 2 may enrol in MUSM7028

      Part D:

  • ARCA7000 World Heritage
  • MUSM7007 Case Study
  • MUSM7010 Museum Studies Field School A
  • MUSM7011 Digital Heritage: Theory and Practice
  • MUSM7012 Applied Museology
  • SOSC7133 Community Cultural Development
  • TOUR7031 Visitor Management
  • WRIT7030 Professional Communication
  • or other postgraduate elective courses approved by the Program Coordinator.

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How to Apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Additional application requirements:

Same discipline is defined as a degree with a sequence of study in the fields of archaeology, anthropology, art design, education, art history, cultural and media studies, history, ancient history, architecture, environmental and heritage studies, business, tourism, visual arts and related fields. 

To satisfy the requirement for "same discipline" a minimum amount of content in that discipline is required - this would be at least a major, field of study, or approximately 30% of program content including a mix of introductory and advanced courses. 

Supplementary Personal Statement [One page only]:

  • Description of applicant's academic interests and reasons for applying.
  • Detail description of applicant's career objectives and any relevant non-academic achievements as well as any publications.
  • Outline any other relevant experience including attendance at specialist workshops or short courses.

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