Museum and Heritage Studies

University of St Andrews


The MLitt in Museum and Heritage Studies prepares students for employment in museums with broad training in all types of museums, galleries and other heritage facilities, and is aimed at students wanting to start a career in museum or gallery work, or for those looking for a mid-career change.

The programme provides a grounding in both theoretical and practical elements of museum studies while offering the opportunity for specialism.

The degree provides broad training, covering all types of museums, galleries and heritage facilities, and includes the principles of conservation, museum education, exhibition planning and design, and management.

You can exit early with the PgDip Museum and Heritage Studies.

Entry Requirements

2:1 Honours degree. All disciplines relevant to museum work are welcome, such as history, archaeology, anthropology, languages, media and communication, or physical and natural sciences.

Museum work or voluntary experience is welcome, as are transferable skills gained in other roles.

Start Date



Postgraduate Master's



Study Method

Part time (day)

Course Length

2 years


Faculty of Arts


Art History

SCQF Level


Career Area

Performing Arts