Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies

Study Discipline: Arts & Humanities
Study Programme Details
City: Brisbane
Country: Australia
Admission Sessions: Autumn Session, Spring Session
Study Format: Full Time
Mode of Study: Fully on Site

Programme Type



6 Months

Scholarship Available




About this Study Course

Immerse yourself in the world of museum studies and unlock your potential in the museum and heritage industry with our Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies. This comprehensive program, spanning half a year full-time or part-time equivalent, offers a holistic exploration of museum history, theory, and practice. Delve into interdisciplinary coursework, select from a diverse range of electives, and gain hands-on training to develop critical awareness of the social, cultural, and political issues shaping the museum sector.


Embark on a transformative journey through the rich tapestry of museum studies, engaging with our esteemed faculty and world-class museums and collections. Explore the intersections of theory and practice as you delve into museum history, theory, and contemporary methodologies. Benefit from immersive learning experiences facilitated by campus-based museums, including the UQ Art Museum, UQ Anthropology Museum, and the R. D. Milns Antiquities Museum.

Gain practical insights and professional experience through short-term internships or placements, collaborating with leading professionals in museums, galleries, and heritage institutions worldwide.

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in any discipline
  • GPA of at least 4.0 on a 7-point scale
  • Relevant work experience in museum-related roles (optional)
  • IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6.
  • TOEFL iBT (including Paper Edition) – Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21, and speaking 19.
  • PTE Academic – Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub-bands.
  • BE – A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills.
  • CES – Overall 176 and 169 in all sub-bands.
  • OET is not accepted.
  • Museums: Theory and Practice
  • Digital Curation: Objects, Exhibitions, Content
  • Collections
  • Cultural Management: Leadership in Arts Organisations

Annual fee:

  • International:AUD $20,560
  • Domestic:$14,000

Future Career Outcomes

Emerge as a versatile museum professional equipped to pursue diverse career opportunities across museums, galleries, archives, and heritage sites. Develop the skills and expertise to excel as museum curators, collections managers, museum educators, and exhibition designers, contributing to the preservation and interpretation of cultural heritage for future generations.

Visa Requirements:

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