MA: 12 months full time; 24 months part time PGDip: 9 months full time; 18 months part time (Modules also available on Continuing Professional Development (CPD) basis)
Fees per academic year 2013-14
UK and EU: full time £5,500 (MA); £3,670 (PGDip) part time £2,750 (MA); £1,835 (PGDip)
International: full time £11,750 (MA); £11,420 (PGDip) part time fees
More information is available about tuition tees and discounts.
This programme aims to provide you with the knowledge and skills to move into or enhance a career in galleries and art museums.
Two specialist pathways are available, leading to different awards:
They offer a fast-track route to a professional qualification and are amongst the most successful art museum and gallery studies programmes internationally as well as benefitting from a thriving gallery scene in the region.
The programme encourages a hands-on approach and involves major input by art museum and gallery professionals from the region and beyond, ranging from those who work in small, independent contemporary galleries to those who curate national art collections or internationally significant exhibitions.
Graduates from this programme can pursue a career in the art museum or gallery sector or conduct further research.
Following the completion of the MA, we also offer the opportunity for a work-based Master in Art Museum and Gallery Practice (MPrac). This is a supervised and mentored work-based placement in an institution, organisation or agency related to art museums or art galleries.
Both specialist pathways have shared compulsory taught modules (including a dissertation) and a tailored eight-week employer-based placement normally in an art museum or gallery.
For this pathway you take two specialist modules in which you will curate an exhibition at the Hatton Gallery: Great North Museum.
This pathway prepares you for the role of art educator and uses a range of pedagogical practices to enable you to work in informal educational settings including museums, galleries, universities, community centres, and other ‘alternative’ educational venues.
You take two specialist modules that culminate in the design and delivery of a student-led educational event hosted by the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art.
Students enrolled on the PGDip complete all the taught modules and the employer-based placement but not the dissertation.
Find out more detailed information about the programme modules
Normally an upper-second-class Honours degree in Fine Art or Art History. It is not necessary for you to have a full degree in an art-related subject, but it should be a significant component of your degree. Ideally you should have work or voluntary experience in an Art Museum or Gallery. We will also consider applicants on an individual basis with lower-second class Honours degrees and those with non-standard qualifications and/or relevant professional experience.
Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS 6.0 with 6.0 in Writing , or equivalent.
Our INTO Newcastle University Centre can often provide extra tuition to help you meet the University's English language requirements.
The UK Border Agency (UKBA) has rules for international students regarding minimum English language requirements.
Visit our postgraduate application site.
There is no closing date for this programme. However, international students applying for September 2013 entry should apply by Friday 12 July 2013 to ensure that they have time to put appropriate arrangements in place.
When applying for this programme, please select ‘Art Museum and Gallery Studies’ as the programme of study on the University’s online application form. Please note that you do not apply for the specialist pathway.
Please note: As a formal condition of the offer to study at Newcastle University, students from outside the UK/EU are required to pay a deposit of £1,500 or submit an official letter of sponsorship for their chosen programme. The deposit payment is non refundable, but will be deducted from tuition fees upon registration.