Postgraduate

Heritage Practice MPrac

Heritage Practice MPrac

Full time: 24 months
Part time: 48 months

Profile

Our Heritage Practice MPrac will give you essential and relevant work experience in the cultural and heritage sector. You will apply theoretical frameworks, learned during your MA studies, in a work-based context.

Video: Professor Peter Stone on why Newcastle is the place to study heritage

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 Heritage Studies MA, which must be completed successfully before undertaking the second year extended work-based placement. 

Staff

Staff

You will have input from professional and academic experts with substantial experience of working in the heritage and tourism sectors in various countries. Some of our academic staff include:

Professor Peter Stone, OBE, UNESCO Chair in Cultural Property Protection and Peace
Peter teaches and researches in heritage management, interpretation and education. He also holds a number of senior positions, including:

  • Secretary General of the Association of National Committees of the Blue Shield
  • Chairman of the UK National Committee of the Blue Shield
  • Member of the UK National Commission for UNESCO's Expert Network
  • UNESCO Chair in Cultural Property Protection and Peace

Gerard Corsane, Senior Lecturer and Degree Programme Director

Gerard’s teaching and research interests include:

  • cultural resources management
  • 'ecomuseums'
  • integrated heritage management
  • heritage tourism
  • sustainable development
  • creative and cultural industries


Dr Aron Mazel, Reader in Heritage Studies

 Aron has a wide range of research interests, including:
  • the management and interpretation of tangible and intangible heritage
  • museum history
  • the construction of the hunter-gatherer past
  • dating of rock art
  • Northumberland rock art

View all our staff profiles.

Our courses are based in Media, Culture, Heritage. They are 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 Heritage 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:

Video: An introduction to Museum, Gallery and Heritage Studies

Related Degrees

  • Heritage Studies MA, PGDip

    Our Heritage Studies courses will give you the opportunity to develop your knowledge and skill in heritage management, heritage education and interpretation.

  • Heritage, Museums and Galleries MLitt

    Our flexible research programme focuses on our key research themes. These are: cultural politics and policy; identity, community and place; and representation and media.

All related programmes

Modules

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.

Modules for 2017 entry

Year 1

Compulsory modules 

Optional modules

You will take one of the modules:

Followed by one of the modules given below:

*If you chose MCH8516 you cannot register for MCH8600

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 any subject.

You must also successfully complete the Heritage 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 for more information. We may ask you 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

Use our Applicant Portal to apply for your course. We have a step-by-step guide to help you.

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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