UCL Qatar: Profile
University College London (UCL) is one of the world’s leading multidisciplinary universities. UCL, in partnership with Qatar Foundation and Qatar Museums, has created UCL Qatar, a leading centre of excellence for the study of cultural heritage. UCL Qatar welcomed its first intake of students in August 2012 and has since enrolled more than 190 students from over 40 countries.
The Master’s in Museum and Gallery Practice equips students with the necessary theoretical and practical skills to assume a career as a leading museum professional within Qatar, the wider Gulf region or even further afield. The programme introduces the theories and practices of museology, emphasising their significance and relevance in the Gulf region and beyond.
Key areas of museum studies taught include collections management, museum, gallery and site management, exhibition development, contemporary art debates, visual studies, education and emerging digital technologies. Students develop critical thinking skills and core skills such as documentation and interpretation. Many of our students opt to undertake a placement at a museum, gallery or cultural heritage organisation, where they can gain a unique insight into the developing local and international museum sector. This year our students were placed in over 16 countries including Qatar, US, UK, Germany, Singapore and Japan.
The Master’s in Library and Information Studies at UCL Qatar has become the first degree programme of its kind, in the region, to be formally accredited by CILIP: the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals. UCL Qatar’s Library and Information Studies MA is identical to the programme offered at UCL’s Department of Information Studies in London — the UK’s premier facility for the teaching of library and information studies.
The programme comprises an additional focus on Qatar and the regional context in which students will operate as professionals, through case studies and work placement opportunities. Students are given a thorough grounding in the key theoretical and practical skills required to work as a leading library or information professional and will develop a broad skill-set with a particular focus on library and information management, collection building, cataloguing and classification.
The application deadline is the 1st June 2017 for entry on 28th August 2017.