Master of Museum Studies

University of Queensland, The (UQ)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00025B; 00091C (ICTE)

The one and a half year full-time (or part-time equivalent) Master of Museum Studies encompasses museum history, theory and practice. An interdisciplinary approach is used to deliver core courses, with a broad choice of interdepartmental and cross-faculty electives. You will develop a critical awareness of the social, cultural and political issues facing those working in the sector, while getting the hands-on training necessary for professional practice. Engaging with the University's world-class museums and collections, together with leading professionals in the field, will provide you with a uniquely stimulating environment for museological research and training. The involvement of campus-based museums and collections - including UQ Art Museum, UQ Anthropology Museum and the R. D. Milns Antiquities Museum - is integral to the program and will enhance your knowledge of contemporary day-to-day work practices. You will also be able to gain professional experience and contacts in the workplace through our short-term internships or placements, where you undertake specific projects which contribute to your overall assessment. In recent years, these have been at institutions such as Queensland Art Gallery/GOMA, Queensland Museum, Ipswich Art Gallery, UQ Art Museum and the State Library of Queensland, as well as leading museums in London, New York and Tokyo.


24 Units

Standard entry requirements

  • A bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline, or a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in any discipline plus two years of full-time equivalent relevant work experience supported by references (see below) You must have a grade point average (GPA) of at least 5 on a 7-point scale in your previous qualification. Relevant work experience includes work: in roles such as curatorial, research, collections, education, public programs, management, documentation, and exhibitions in museums
  • Galleries
  • Archives or collecting institutions
  • Historic sites or heritage places.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
St Lucia International: $47,616 Yes
  • Full-time : 1.5 years
  • Part-time : 3 years

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