Co-location of University, civic, national and international cultural heritage partners at Kelvin Hall will forge new practices and opportunities for students, academics and professionals in the arts and heritage sector.

Established in 1451, the University of Glasgow has been a global leader of learning and research. Ranked in the top 1% of the world’s universities and 2nd in Scotland for research, we are looking to the future, ensuring that our discoveries and students have a positive impact on the world in which we live.

We are currently ranked 58th in the world for Arts research, and our research partners at Kelvin Hall include Christies Education and other major international projects.

Object-based Learning and Research

Over one million items from the collections of The Hunterian, the University’s museum and art gallery, will be moved to the newly refurbished building, strengthening and enhancing the University’s reputation for collection-based research and learning.

This move will release hidden treasures and help generate a flood of new research ideas, cultural insights and learning opportunities.

The Kelvin Hall partnership with the National Library of Scotland, Moving Image Archive and Glasgow Museums, offers a unique opportunity for University of Glasgow students and researchers to engage with these public collections.

A digital portal and greatly improved access to objects will also help forge new academic and educational practices.

Postgraduate Programmes

Our curriculum of postgraduate programmes, built on innovative curatorial theory and practice and knowledge of the cultural sector, provides an enriched student experience at Kelvin Hall. We will be offering a range of one year Masters programmes based out of Kelvin Hall. These programmes have been developed in collaboration with key employers in the cultural and creative sectors. They have been designed to give you the skills and experience you will need to work in your chosen field, or, should you choose, to undertake to further research.

For more information on any of our postgraduate programmes, please visit our website.


Lifelong Learning Courses

The Centre for Open Studies offers a broad range of part-time courses for adults and a variety of activities throughout the year, including a summer programme and public lectures. With over 300 courses to choose from, including day events, short courses and courses for University credit, there is something for everyone.

Academy for Cultural and Heritage Skills

The Academy for Cultural and Heritage Skills offers a unique portfolio of in-service training and professional development solutions for museums and galleries and the wider cultural heritage workforce in Scotland.

The Academy uses The Hunterian Collections Study Centre, teaching rooms and conference suite at Kelvin Hall to provide a professional learning path for museum and gallery professionals, enabling them to build their careers through accredited modules.

The University of Glasgow, The Hunterian, Glasgow Life and the Scottish Screen Archive (SSA) collaborate to offer specific training for the sector ranging from apprentice level skills training for new entrants and for voluntary programmes designed to develop the sector’s leaders in Scotland, the UK and internationally.


University of Glasgow at Kelvin Hall

1445 Argyle St

Glasgow G3 8AW


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  • Entry: Free
  • Wheelchair access: Yes
  • Disabled toilet facilities: Yes
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