Scotland’s Cultural Landscape: National Heritage and the Arts

Apply now (applications close 20 April 2021)

The course is open to students who meet eligibility requirements as well as nominated students from the University of Hong Kong and Zhejiang University.

This course is co-hosted by the College of Arts and the Hunterian Museum combining an introduction to contemporary cultural practices with an analysis of their historical, cultural and socio-economic roots. With Scotland as the primary example, the course enables you to

  • study a variety of art forms (theatre, music, dance, visual arts) via trips to performance venues and museums;
  • undertake significant hands-on research with artefacts both at the Hunterian and in Special Collections at the University of Glasgow; and
  • participate in class discussions of theories, methodologies, and interpretation of cultural practices.

The course will also introduce you to contemporary practices of curation, collection and mediation in the iconic Kelvinhall building.


Entry requirements

Entry requirements

  • GPA of 3.0 (or equivalent)
  • you should be currently enrolled at an international higher education institution.

If your first language is not English, you must meet our minimum proficiency level:

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training) overall score of 6.0, with no sub test less than 5.5
  • we also accept equivalent scores in other recognised qualifications such as ibTOEFL, CAE, CPE and more
  • check your eligibility

This is a guide, for further information email


Course tuition costs: £2,730.00 *

Course costs include:

  • Tuition
  • Orientation pack and welcome event
  • Scottish cultural immersion programme
  • Trips around Scotland
  • Social events
  • Scottish ceilidh
  • Airport pick-up on 17 June from 7 am to 7 pm

Social Programme events will be subject to change according to Covid 19 restrictions.

* Students from a partner university receive a 10% discount on tuition costs

Accommodation cost: £488.88

What will I learn?

The course aims to:

  • Introduce you to different histories, theories and practices of cultural production
  • Enhance your critical awareness of contemporary approaches to curatorial practices
  • Encourage you to engage critically with a broad range of cultural practices
  • Widen your communication skills, enhancing employability.