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UCL Qatar

Established in 2012 in partnership with Qatar Foundation and Qatar Museums, UCL Qatar is a thriving centre of excellence providing students with a high quality education in cultural heritage.

Postgraduate-taught degree programmes in the fields of museum studies and library and information studies equip students with the academic and professional skills they need to become the next generation of cultural leaders.

UCL Qatar has graduated some 180 masters and doctoral students since opening its doors, representing over 20 countries worldwide.

Graduates now work across the cultural heritage, library and knowledge management sectors – in prestigious local, regional and international organisations.

Its academics have produced over 140 publications (papers, monographs and book chapters), 40 of which have appeared in specialist peer-reviewed journals.

UCL Qatar is creating a lasting legacy of world-leading research and teaching excellence, boosted by its growing network of alumni who already enhance the standing of Qatar and UCL in the region and beyond.

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Partners and stakeholders

Qatar Foundation

A private, non-profit organisation, the Qatar Foundation supports and operates programmes in three core mission areas: education, science and research and community development. Through its work, it strives to lead the social and economic development of Qatar.

Qatar Museums

Along with overseeing an array of museums and galleries, Qatar Museums promotes art, heritage and creativity in and around Qatar by taking the cultural experience beyond the four walls of a museum into the world at large.

Qatar National Library

Qatar Tourism Authority

Hamad bin Khalifa University



MA Library and Information Studies

MA Museum and Gallery Practice

Professional development and executive training 

UCL Qatar works in partnership with a number of organisations to design and deliver short courses, professional development and executive training.

Visit the UCL Qatar website for more information about its research, events, facilities, student admissions and funding opportunities.