MA in Museology and Buddhist Collections

MA in Museology and Buddhist Collections

2 years

Museology is a systematic study of the acquisition, display, management, storage, conservation, and preservation of the artifacts recovered from the archaeological sites as well as other sources for future generations. A wide range of architectural remains and artifacts recovered from different Buddhist archaeological sites across the region have served as the material evidence in attesting the historicity of Sakyamuni Buddha and his teachings. These sites along with artifacts are well preserved on-site and in museums throughout the region and beyond.

Course Objectives
The main objectives of the courses are to impart students with theoretical knowledge and practical skills in Museology and Buddhist Collections including museum management, collections, documentation, conservation, preservation, exhibition, research, the role of the museum in society, education, and recreation. On completion of the course, students will be qualified to:
  1. Undertake research and pursue PhD degree
  2. Work in public and private service at the officer level as Museologists, Curators, Managers, Art historians, and Museum Educators.
  3. Work as consultants, advisors, or researchers in Buddhist galleries or monasteries.
  4. Serve as teachers in Universities and other institutes.


Students seeking admission to the degree of Master’s degree in Museology and Buddhist Collections must have passed Bachelor’s degree in any subject from any university recognized by Lumbini Buddhist University.

Curricular Structure

The total credit hour of two years/four-semester cycle course is 60 credit hours. The course comprises of 17 papers weighing 3 credit hours each, 3 credit hours of internship and 6 credit hours of dissertation.