9 March 2012

Funded Postgraduate Opportunity: University of St Andrews

Professional Preparation Masters Degree - MLitt Museum and Gallery Studies

We invite applications for an AHRC-funded place on the full-time postgraduate Museum and Gallery Studies course starting in September 2012. 

Professional Preparation Master’s awards provide funding for Master’s or Postgraduate Diploma courses that focus on developing high level skills and competencies for professional practice in a field relevant to the content of the course.

St Andrews is Scotland’s only centre for Museum and Gallery Studies and enjoys an international reputation for its teaching and research. The course offers a wide-ranging professional training, and a high percentage of graduates have gone straight into careers in museums, art galleries, historic houses and other heritage organisations. Modules on the Theory and Practice of Museums are complemented by practical activities, undertaken in local and regional museums. The teaching takes place in the University’s museum (MUSA) which can be used as a ‘laboratory’ for experimentation in museum interpretation and education.  The vocational relevance of the programme is strengthened by links with the University’s museum staff and with outside museum professionals who contribute to the teaching.

Although we are based in the School of Art History we welcome applications from all disciplines.  We are looking for well-qualified candidates with at least a good 2:1 degree. 

To apply for an AHRC grant you need to:
* Complete a University of St Andrews on-line application form and, where the form asks how you intend to fund your studies, state that you want to be considered for an AHRC award.
* Add a separate Supporting Statement document saying how the course will contribute to your long-term career development.

Deadline for applications: 31 March 2012

To check your eligibility, go to the AHRC website at:

For further details of the course visit our website at:

For further enquiries contact:  pgarthist@st-andrews.ac.uk

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