The MA Museum and Gallery Practice degree programme at UCL Qatar aims at educating museum and gallery professionals in collections curation and interpretation, following a practice-based holistic approach to museum collections and cultural heritage preservation. Through its practical placements the programme offers a unique opportunity to gain exposure to the developing museums sector of Qatar and the wider region, helping students to cultivate all the necessary skills and practices for a career as a leading professional within a museum or the cultural heritage sector.
Students will undertake a four-week placement at a museum, gallery or cultural heritage organisation in Qatar or elsewhere in the region. All students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a dissertation of 12,000 words.
• Collections Care and Management
• Heritage Interpretation (exhibition project)
• Managing Museums and Cultural Heritage
• Principles in Museum and Gallery Practice
• Technical Skills for Cultural Heritage
• Digital Heritage
• Education, Outreach and Community Engagement
• Object-based Learning
UCL Qatar builds upon UCL’s renowned expertise in cultural heritage. Its facilities include the most advanced and highly equipped conservation and archaeological research laboratories in the region. UCL Qatar welcomed its first intake of 32 students from 13 countries in August 2012, and in partnership with Qatar Foundation and Qatar Museums Authority, seeks to establish itself as the leading centre of excellence in the Gulf for the study of cultural heritage and related fields.