University of Glasgow Credit-Bearing Courses


Students learning about object handling and condition checking. Hunterian Print Room.  $ students wearing protective gloves, assessing conditions of various objects.Work Placements and Dissertation Projects for MLitt and MSc programmes in the College of Arts:

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

Some examples of projects:

Gravid Uteri, Carter Lyon, MLitt Technical Art History Making and Meaning (pending)

Medals in The Hunterian's First Catalogue, Yuki Maeno, MSc Museum Studies, 2013

Medici Medals, Sean Kelly, MSc Museum Studies, 2014

Historic Bird Egg Collections, Adam Hotson,  MSc (Pending) Museum Studies, 2015.  Student Project Summary - Egg Collection

Materials for MUSE guided tours, Antonine Wall & Science History Highlights, Grace Hepworth & Katerina Nanou,MSc Museum Studies, 2012 and 2014. 

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)

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 Student Engagement Officer, 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
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)

University of Glasgow Non-Credit Bearing Programmes

MUSE (Museum University Student Educator) Programme

The MUSE programme is open to any University of Glasgow Student. It is a voluntary work based placement giving students the opportunity to develop valuable transferrable skills, by delivering tours to the public. Students interested in diong so may also be able to develop new tours of interest to them. Recruitment to this programme is supported by the Internship Hub, a division of the University's Careers Service.

For details of tours currently on offer, see Tours   

For further details about this programme, contact

Other project-based volunteering opportunities

Occasionally volunteering opoprtunities arise, offering varied work experience to interested students.  Such opportunities will in most cases be offered through the Internship Hub as need arises.

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.

A list of projects to date can be found here.

Centre for Open Studies Programme

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

The Hunterian also hosts a programme of Day Events for the Centre for Open Studies in association with its Public Programme and special exhibitions. Visit the Centre for Open Studies website for details.

The Centre for Open Studies also offers a range of courses for adults on a range of subjects. Download brouchures