Museum Studies

Sam Cranstoun, Installation view, “To Speak of Cities”, UQ Art Museum, 2020. Photo: Simon Woods.

Why choose Museum Studies 

Want to have a job you love and influence the way people see the world? Are you seeking a new career direction in the GLAMs sector? Museums are developing new sensibilities. Many museums globally are exciting and fast moving institutions. Museum studies at UQ will develop the skills and critical knowledge to understand the scope of these changes for your best professional practice.

You will have the opportunity to work closely and gain hands on learning with UQ’s world-class campus museums and collections, including the UQ Art Museum, UQ Anthropology Museum, R.D. Milns Antiquities Museum and the Fryer Library

Close connections with local and regional museums are an integral part of the program and enhance student knowledge of current work place practices. Students on the program learn from guest speakers working at many institutions including the Queensland Museum and Queensland Art Gallery/ Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA).

Studying the Collection, UQ Art Museum. Photo: Simon Woods.

Students are able to choose from elective courses on museum theory and practice, collections, exhibitions, museum management, digital heritage, Indigenous Studies, cultural heritage law and electives of your own choosing. 

Students can also take a 6-unit internship course: MUSM7014/MUSM7015/MUSM7016.

The program is available to graduates in a broad range of disciplinary fields including art history, material and visual culture, archaeology, fine art, history, anthropology, classics, media, cultural studies, and education.



Contact us

If you have any questions about Museum Studies at UQ, email us

Partner with us

If you are an industry partner with a project in mind or a placement opportunity available, we are interested to hear about it. Contact the Program Director, Dr Caroline Wilson-Barnao (