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 2014-15
UK and EU: full time £5,500 (MA); £3,670 (PGDip) part time £2,750 (MA); £1,835 (PGDip)
International: full time £12,325 (MA); £11,805 (PGDip) part time fees
More information is available about tuition fees and discounts.
This programme is designed to help you develop a comprehensive understanding of the theory and practice of museology and is amongst the most successful museum studies programmes internationally. See also the work-based Master of Museum Practice (MPrac).
This programme consists of compulsory and specialist modules and an optional module.
All optional modules correspond to curatorial disciplines found in many museums, and include a practical project, often working closely with museum professionals in museums in the North East. There is an eight-week placement in a museum and finally a piece of individual research for presentation as a 12–15,000-word dissertation. Teaching emphasises a practical approach, dealing with real objects, museums and situations.
Students enrolled in the Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) complete all the taught modules and the work placement but not the dissertation.
Find out more detailed information about the programme modules
An upper-second-class Honours degree, or higher, or an international equivalent. We also consider applications from professionals with considerable work experience in the museum, gallery or heritage sectors. You should have work/voluntary experience in a Museum or Heritage environment.
Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS 6.5 with at least 6.0 in Writing and Speaking, TOEFL 90 (Internet-based), 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.
Visit our postgraduate application site.
There is no closing date for this programme. However, international students applying for September 2014 entry should apply by Friday 11 July 2014 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.