Courses and summer schools for university students

We work with a number of London universities to offer quality learning experiences for HE students.

University students experience object handling as part of a museum and university partnership.

Getting hands on - with expert help

Students handle historical objects during a Museum of London and university partnership session.

Courses for undergraduates

Short courses, Birkbeck, University of London

We host several courses here at the museum, including short courses that you can combine to count towards degree level certification. Want to delve into London's past? These courses are for you!

Courses for postgraduates

Ask the expert

These courses give direct access to the expertise of our staff.

Museum and Gallery Studies MA, Kingston University

We co-deliver the Exhibition and Encounter module of this MA. You'll learn new ways to analyse and engage with display concepts, focusing on temporary displays as a more open space for encounter, association and experimentation.

There's more about the detail of this module and the MA on the Kingston University website (external link, opens in a new tab).

Museums, Galleries and Contemporary Culture MA, University of Westminster

We deliver modules on 'Museum Narratives' and 'Collecting Today' for this popular MA course. The teaching links theory with practice, giving insights into the journey of an object - and what it's really like to work in a museum.

Learn more about this exciting MA on the University of Westminster website (external link, opens in a new tab) and in the short film below (3mins 20s).

Summer school courses


Curating the City: 1900 to now, King's College London

The museum works with King's College London to deliver short undergraduate university-level Summer School modules which are open to students from around the world. ‘Curating the City: 1900 to now’ is a three-week course which introduces 20th century London through fashion, literature, film, oral history and visual culture. Students work with curators each day to explore how our collections can be curated to tell the stories of our ever-changing capital city.

Discover more about Curating the City and watch a short film about the summer school (external links, open in a new tab).

King's College London