Postgraduate

Art Museum and Gallery Practice MPrac

Art Museum and Gallery Practice MPrac

Full time: 24 months
Part time: 48 months

Profile

The Art Museum and Gallery Practice MPrac is designed to provide you with a clear understanding of the frequently complex theoretical and practical issues that face those involved in art museums and galleries.

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The course offers a flexible mixture of taught modules and a possible work-based placement, providing you with a unique blend of theoretical knowledge, understanding and practical experience.

The first year of the MPrac is the  Art Museum and Gallery Studies MA, which must be completed successfully before undertaking the second year extended work-based placement. 

Staff

You will have input from professional and academic experts with substantial experience of working in the museum sectors in various countries. 

The course is based in the School of Arts and Cultures. It is also affiliated with the International Centre for Cultural and Heritage Studies (ICCHS), a leading academic centre for research and teaching in museum, gallery, and heritage studies. ICCHS has a thriving, high-profile interdisciplinary research community made up of postgraduate research students and experienced academic researchers who are key figures in their fields.

Delivery

We are based at our city centre campus with work placements or work related-projects usually taking place off campus. Part time study consists of the same modules and options as in the full time course, but spread over a longer period. 

Placements

After completing your Art Museum and Gallery Studies MA in year 1, you will supervised and mentored through a 36-week work placement in year 2. Placements can be in the UK or abroad, depending upon availability. We will set up the placement for you, based on the submission of a project agreed between you, your tutor and the placement host organisation. 

Previous cohorts of students have undertaken placements with:

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Modules

Modules for 2017 entry

A flexible mixture of taught modules and a possible work-based placement will provide you with a unique blend of theoretical knowledge, understanding and practical experience.

Year 1

You take 100 credits of compulsory modules and then follow either Route 1 or Route 2.

Compulsory modules 

Route 1 - Optional modules

You take 80 credits in total of optional modules

Followed by one of the modules given below:

Route 2 - Optional modules

You take 80 credits in total of optional modules

Followed by one of the modules given below:

Year 2

You will undertake a supervised and monitored 36 week work-based placement in an institution, organisation or agency related to heritage practice. Placements can be in the UK or abroad, depending upon availability. We will set up the placement for you, based on the submission of a project agreed between you, your tutor and the placement host organisation.

Module changes

Module changes

Modules change annually to take account of:

  • changing staff expertise
  • developments in the discipline
  • the requirements of external bodies and partners
  • student feedback.

Most module information for 2018 entry will be available from mid-May 2018.

Fees & Funding

2018-2019 fees

The fees displayed here are per year. If your studies last longer than one year your fee may be subject to an annual inflationary increase.

Find out more about our tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts.

EU students starting at Newcastle in 2018 will pay the UK (Home) tuition fee for the full duration of their course.

Funding opportunities

Entry Requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or an international equivalent, in:

  • fine art
  • craft
  • design
  • art history

You don't have to have a full degree in an art-related subject, but you should have studied modules in:

  • art history
  • art theory and/or fine art
  • craft
  • design

You must also successfully complete the Art Museum and Gallery Studies MA in order to progress on to the MPrac.

We will also consider your application if you have non-standard qualifications and/or relevant professional experience in the museum, gallery and heritage sectors.

If you have borderline or non-standard qualifications we may contact you to request more information. We may ask you to attend an interview either in person, via telephone or Skype.

Find out the equivalent qualifications for your country.

Use the drop down above to find your country. If your country isn't listed please email: international.recruitment@ncl.ac.uk for further information.

English Language Requirements

Select an English language test from the list to view our English language entry requirements.

Please email us at international.recruitment@ncl.ac.uk for further information.

Pre-sessional English Language courses are accepted as an alternative entry to this course.

Pathway courses

Our Business and Humanities Graduate Diplomas will prepare you for Master's study at Newcastle. If you're successful then you're guaranteed a place on this Master's course. Depending on your level of English, you can choose from:

How to Apply

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Start dates

The course starts in September. There is no application closing date for this course.

We suggest international students apply at least two months before the course starts. This is so that you have enough time to make the necessary arrangements.

Deposit

If you live outside the UK/EU you must:

  • pay a deposit of £1,500
  • or submit an official letter of sponsorship

The deposit is payable after you receive an offer to study at Newcastle University. The deposit is non-refundable, but is deducted from your tuition fees when you register.

Contact

Dr Aron Mazel
Reader in Heritage Studies
Media, Culture, Heritage
School of Arts and Cultures
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7845
Email: pgmch@ncl.ac.uk

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