University of Glasgow Courses



3 students, one standing, two sitting, all wearing blue gloves and handling and condition checking museum objects. Hunterian Print Room.Work Placements and Dissertation Projects for MLitt and MSc programmes in the College of Arts:

60 Credits:
MSc Museum Studies (Information Studies) / MLitt Technical Art History

Some examples of projects:


Student leading tour for visitors and new recruits to Museum studies Course, 2015. Shows group around Cabinet of precious gems.‌20 Credits:
MLitt History of Collecting ( Art History)
MLitt Mackintosh, Glasgow and International Art Nouveau (Art History)
MLitt Making and Meaning: Approaches in Technical Art History (Art History)
MLitt Dress and Textile Histories (Art History)
MLitt Material Culture and Artefact Studies (Archaeology)
MSc Museum Education

10 Credits:
MSc/PgD Biodiversity Measurement and Informatics  (College of Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences)

University of Glasgow staff interested in additional opportunities for credit-bearing work placements should contact The Hunterian's Education Manager, Ruth Fletcher.

MA Hons and BSc

The Hunterian contributes sessions to, or provides resources for the following degree courses (this is not an exhaustive list as new connections are fequently being made):

MA Hons Classics: Level 1 Latin course (Epigraphy)
MA Hons Archaeology
MA Scottish History, Art, Culture and Patronage in Renaissance Scotland, 1406-1603
MA History of Art, Junior Honours
BSc Earth Sciences Level 1 (fieldwork)
BSc Earth Sciences Level 2 (fieldwork)
BSc Earth Sciences Level 4 (supervision of laboratory projects using museum objects)
MSc Information Management & Preservation (Digital)/(Archives & Records Management)

Images: Hunterian Exhibition Development Course, 2014.
Joe Wilson, MSc Mus Studs 2014, delivers MUSE tour for 2015 recruits.

PGR Initiatives

Having first been piloted with the Arts College Graduate School in 2011-12, the Hunterian Associates Programme is now well established as our primary public engagement programme for postgraduate researchers from all disciplines.

Through this innovative programme PGR students apply to join us as ‘Hunterian Associates’ with a view to contributing and participating in our public programme. Students propose and develop object-centred or themed studies relating to their individual research interests, drawing inspiration from the University's collections (including The Hunterian and the univeristy's Archives and Special Collections services). their projects involve in a range of public engagement activities, from gallery and outreach events to web pages and blogs.

View a list of projects to date

Short Courses Programme

The Hunterian contributes content and provides access to collections in support of the following course programmes:

  • Archaeology
  • Classical Studies
  • Egyptology
  • Art

The Hunterian also hosts a programme of day events for the University of Glasgow's Short Courses programme in association with its public programme and special exhibitions. Visit the Short Courses website for details.

Short Courses also offers a range of courses for adults on a range of subjects. Request Short Courses brochure.