18 months part time
Fees per academic year 2014-15
Please contact the School for details of fees.
This programme is for professionals working in museums or art museums that want to obtain a professional qualification, or for recent graduates who are interested in exploring museum studies.
During this programme you will:
• gain the skills and knowledge required to work in the museum sector on graduation
• study in an environment responsive to the professional requirements and skills needs of the museum sector, both nationally and internationally
• undertake valuable employer-based research via a work-based project module
• become familiar with current developments in museum studies and the theoretical and practical constructs of museum studies
• demonstrate subject-specific skills through practical and professional experience
Study visits are key to this programme, providing you with an insight into the workings of many different types of heritage sites, galleries, and museums. The employer-based project provides further opportunity for you to demonstrate practical knowledge and skills gained.
This programme consists of a compulsory module and a work-based project module, to be negotiated with the Admissions Tutor and Degree Programme Director. Please contact the International Centre for Cultural and Heritage Studies (ICCHS) support team (see Further Information) below.
Find out more detailed information about the programme modules
An upper-second-class Honours degree, or international equivalent, in any subject plus two months' work or voluntary experience in a museum or heritage site.
Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS 6.5 (with at least 6.0 in writing and speaking), TOEFL 90 (Internet-based with a minimum of: 21 in writing ; 23 in speaking; 17 in listening; and 18 in reading), Pearson's PTE Academic Test 62 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.
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 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.