UCL Qatar
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Museum and Gallery Practice MA

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Mode of Study
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Tuition Fees and Funding

The MA in Museum and Gallery Practice is an immersive, hands-on programme providing students with the knowledge and professional skills required to become a future cultural leader locally in Qatar and internationally.

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The programme is unique in its focus on Qatar and the Arab world as well as more broadly on museums in non-western contexts. Key areas of museum theory and practice are taught, providing students with knowledge, understanding and skills in areas such as exhibition development, museum management as well as education and community engagement. The programme is designed to develop both critical thinking skills and core professional skills such as documentation and interpretation.

Students share knowledge and creative approaches with peers from diverse geographical, educational and professional backgrounds. Students enter this programme with a wide range of undergraduate qualifications, including: Art, Architecture, Archaeology, History, Photography, Social Science and Humanities.

Students also have the option to undertake a placement at a museum, gallery or cultural heritage organisation in Qatar, the region or internationally. This opportunity enables students to practically apply their academic knowledge, learn new methods and gain valuable work experience.

Course structure

This MA has a total value of 180 credits. Students take four compulsory modules (total 75 credits), optional modules (total 45 credits) and a dissertation (60 credits).

Compulsory Modules

Exhibition Project
Principles of Museum and Gallery Practice
Museum Learning and Community Engagement
Collections Care and Management

Optional Modules

Students have the opportunity to choose optional modules in specific areas of museum studies where they wish to specialise. The optional modules are taught by UCL Qatar academic staff with contributions from local, regional and international specialists.

All modules are subject to availability and demand.
Museum Management: Policies and Practice
Debates in Contemporary Art Curation
Materials vs Culture
Digital Cultural Heritage

Why choose UCL Qatar?

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Museums are booming in Qatar and the region, and this programme provides unmatched opportunities to network with leading local museums and heritage professionals.

UCL Qatar is based at Education City, Doha, alongside a number of the world's most prestigious institutions. International students benefit from the unique cultural experience of studying in Qatar, where the diverse range of cultural and professional backgrounds ensures that unique perspectives are brought to classroom discussions.

The programme suits students with a genuine interest and curiosity about museums and heritage in the Arab and Islamic world.

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