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The Master of Arts in Museum Studies approaches the study of museums from an international comparative perspective, with a special emphasis on examining the ways in which these institutions engage with the public through hands-on exposure to museum practice. We offer students a systematic understanding and critical awareness of how museums operate within their social and cultural contexts, introducing them to the history of museums and exhibitions, methods of cultural analysis and interpretation, as well as the planning, design and production of art and object exhibitions. Students are prepared to undertake doctoral degrees and provided with the conceptual and professional tools required for employment in museums, archive facilities, and other conservation facilities where they can exercise initiative, personal responsibility and decision-making in complex and unpredictable situations.

Student Learning Outcomes

On completion of this program, students will:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the history, theory, and practice of museums and Museum Studies, with subject specific knowledge of their area of specialization

  2. Possess the ability to think critically, originally and in a self-directed manner about issues and problems in the museum sector including collections management, exhibition planning and financial architecture.

  3. Develop and refine professional skills of value to museums, such as leadership, self-management, interpersonal communication and strategic analysis.