24 months full time; 48 months part time
(Please note that as part of this programme you will undertake the MA in Museum Studies)
Fees per academic year 2013-14
UK and EU: full time £5,500 (stage 1), £2,445 (stage 2)
International: full time £11,750 (stage 1), £5,110 (stage 2)
Please contact the School for part-time fee details.
More information is available about tuition fees and discounts.
This programme, the first in the UK and internationally, extends and complements our very successful MA in Museum Studies. It offers a mixture of taught modules and two work-based placements (eight and 36 weeks), providing you with a unique blend of theoretical knowledge and understanding, and practical experience.
After completing the MA, students take a supervised and mentored work-based placement module over 36 weeks in an institution, organisation or agency related to museum practice. The International Centre for Cultural and Heritage Studies (ICCHS) will set up this placement for you after a detailed discussion. Previous cohorts of MPrac students have carried out placements with:
The work-based placement requires the submission of a project agreed between the placement host organisation, the student and the University.
An upper-second-class Honours degree, or an international equivalent. You should have work/voluntary experience in a Museum or Heritage environment. The successful completion of the taught modules in your chosen MA and a positive report from the host of the eight-week placement completed in the first year is also required.
Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS 6.5, with at least 6.0 in writing, TOEFL 90 (Internet-based), with a minimum of 21 in writing, 23 in speaking, 18 in reading and 17 in listening, or equivalent.
Our INTO Newcastle University Centre can 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.
See the School of Arts and Cultures' website.
International Students, consult your own government for funding. The University offers International Scholarships, and there are funding opportunities by external organisations available.
Students should consult their employers for sponsorship opportunities.
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.
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.