This program is not available to International students.

Duration

Half Year full-time (or part-time equivalent)

Commencing 2018

Semester 1
Semester 2

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

8

Faculty

Humanities and Social Sciences

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Approved degree in the same discipline; or Post-secondary study and two years relevant professional experience (supported by references). This may be work (in roles such as curatorial, research, collections, education, public programs, management, documentation, exhibitions) in museums; galleries; archives or collecting institutions; historic sites or heritage places.

AQF level

AQF level 8

Fees for Australian students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2018 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

How to Apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Closing Date

To commence study in semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.

To commence study in semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.

Apply Online

Enquiries for Australian students

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Email: hass.uq.edu.au/askhass

Phone: 07 3365 1333

Web:

This program is not available to International students.

Why study the Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies?

Museum Studies is an inter-disciplinary field of study that encompasses museum history, theory and practice. The program delivers the professional training required for those interested in pursuing careers in the museum and heritage industry whilst at the same time, providing for those already working in this sector, the opportunity to develop or enhance existing skills and interests.

At UQ, our focus is on developing a critical awareness of the social, cultural and political issues facing those working in the museum and gallery sector, whilst providing the hands-on practical skills necessary for professional practice. Engaging with the University's world-class museums and collections together with leading professionals in the field, UQ provides a uniquely stimulating environment for museological research and training.

An inter-disciplinary approach is used to deliver core courses through the School of Social Science, with a broad choice of inter-departmental and cross-faculty electives.

What you can study

Participants are able to choose from elective courses including Anthropology, Applied History, Art History, Classics, Event Management, Interpretation and Visitor Research, Professional Writing, and Science Communication. The scope of the courses offered presents students with a broad range of perspectives and identifies the most vital contemporary questions and concerns in museums, and in museum studies.

Courses

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies.

Click on the course code to view the Course Profile, for further information including advice of courses with shared teaching activities. Refer also to PPL 3.20.02 Course and Program Design - Procedures.

Placement courses

A valuable component of the UQ Museum Studies program is gaining professional experience and contacts in the work place. The course offers students the opportunity to take short-term internships or placements where they undertake specific projects which contribute to their overall course assessment. In recent years, students have conducted placements or internships at: Queensland Art Gallery / GOMA, Queensland Museum, Ipswich Art Gallery, UQ Art Museum and the State Library of Queensland.

Study options

Graduates will have the opportunity to progress to the following programs:

How to apply

Entry requirements for Australian students

Prerequisites

Approved degree in the same discipline; or Post-secondary study and two years relevant professional experience (supported by references). This may be work (in roles such as curatorial, research, collections, education, public programs, management, documentation, exhibitions) in museums; galleries; archives or collecting institutions; historic sites or heritage places.

Additional application information

Supplementary Personal Statement [One page only]
Describe your academic interests and reasons for applying.
Detail your career objectives and any relevant non-academic achievements as well as any publications.
Outline any other relevant experience including attendance at specialist workshops or short courses.

Same discipline is defined as a degree with a sequence of study in the fields of archaeology, anthropology, art design, education, art history, cultural and media studies, history, ancient history, architecture, environmental and heritage studies, business, tourism, visual arts and related fields.

Same content is defined as being at least a major, field of study, or approximately 30% of program content including a mix of introductory and advanced courses.

How to Apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Apply Online

Closing date

To commence study in semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.

To commence study in semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.

Entry requirements for International students

Prerequisites

Approved degree in the same discipline; or Post-secondary study and two years relevant professional experience (supported by references). This may be work (in roles such as curatorial, research, collections, education, public programs, management, documentation, exhibitions) in museums; galleries; archives or collecting institutions; historic sites or heritage places.

Visa requirements

CRICOS Code: 056195K

English proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, View the English proficiency policy.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the .

Click here for application procedures for International students.

What it costs

Fees for Australian students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2018 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

Fees for International students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2018 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

Additional costs

  • Courses that include a field trip component may incur additional costs to cover transport, accommodation and food.

Program Rules and Requirements

To complete the Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies

To complete the Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies, a student must complete a requisite number of courses chosen from the course list and according to the Rules for the program.

Students should be aware of the University of Queensland rules, particularly the General Award Rules, which govern the conduct of UQ programs. Students will find a link to the General Award Rules, and other University rules, on the University Rules page.

For more information on program requirements, please contact the Faculty.

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies.

Program Rules for the Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies