- Talk to us on LINE
13.7 : 1
Curating ScienceMain Site
How easy or difficult is to apply to this course? Do you want to know your chances of being accepted?
Location: Main Site
Study mode full-time
Start Date: 2020/09/01
Duration: 12 months
Ask us about COVID-19 and applications.
Sign up to see the offers/rejections of all applicants to this university
Ranking and student feedback
(Art and design)
University of Leeds evaluation:
Art and design evaluation:
University of Leeds has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.
Curating Science will enable you to develop an independent academic and curatorial practice at the intersection of art, museum studies, and social studies of science and communication.You will engage with current debates in art and museum practice, alongside studies of science, to encourage new understandings of art and science for the 21st century. You will undertake a range of active learning activities from developing displays, programmes and events to developing digital content and designing your own research projects. Read about exhibitions and activities curated by our students.This course has been developed by the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies in close collaboration with the School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science, allowing you to study compulsory and optional modules from both Schools.You will be supported by an interdisciplinary team of academic staff from both Schools, the involvement of professionals at our partner institutions and the activities of the Centre for Critical Studies in Museums, Galleries and Heritage.You will have also access to unique resources held by the University's Museum of the History of Science, Technology and Medicine. The Museum's rich collections provide exciting opportunities for research, and for developing professional skills valued in the museum world and the cultural sector.You can specialise in your own areas of interest, through optional modules that explore contemporary curatorial strategies, technologies and media, cultural memory, histories of medicine, audiences, participation and engagement. You will have the option of undertaking a negotiated placement with a museum or heritage organisation.You will become a member of the Centre for Critical Studies in Museums, Galleries and Heritage and enjoy the opportunities that membership offers, from networking events and links to alumni, to conferences, seminars and reading groups.Course tutors include researchers with a background in history of science, science communication and museums and heritage, including collections, curatorial, education and engagement work:Dr Liz Stainforth (Programme Director)Dr Jamie StarkDr Jonathan TophamCurating Science is also available as a Postgraduate Diploma or a Postgraduate Certificate. You will study fewer modules and not complete a dissertation.
A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (Hons) in a relevant subject. Professional experience will also be considered.
IELTS: 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any component)
Notice: This is the default IELTS grade for University of Leeds, Museum studies. For the most up to date IELTS requirements, please contact our counsellors.
About this university
There are various resources on offer for international students attending the University of Leeds to assist them during their studies and outside them. These start with legal matters such as visas and immigration paperwork as well as financial advice. There are also support services to help integrate with the larger community and information about what is needed when arriving to study. Most of this is available through the International Student Office who can also offer assistance for students bringing their families with them or who are seeking work between their studies. There are also special events such as the weekly Global CafÃ© and the annual World Unite Festival. The Leeds University Union is a member of the National Union of Students and is available to support students during their time at Leeds as well as organising societies and volunteer opportunities. It operates the University Refectory in the main campus, which, on a night, is transformed to a 2000 person venue for live events with big names such as The Who and Bob Marley having performed there. There are also two bars and a cafÃ© operated by the union and three nightclubs. Student societies number around 250 and include a newspaper, TV station and radio station run by students along with a large number of sports, with these having a particularly highly reputation. There are also a number of intramural recreational sports and fitness classes available. Performing arts groups range from dance to performance and many others while there are faith and cultural groups for those with articular interests as well as political groups involved in various matters both nationally and internationally.