What you need to know if you are enrolling at ICCHS in September 2014

New Masters and PhD Students


We are delighted that you are joining us at the International Centre for Cultural and Heritage Studies (ICCHS). 

The academic year starts on Monday, 22nd September 2014 with the "Welcome Week" when there will be a range of activities designed to help you settle in to student life.

Full details of the week's activities will be available here during the summer. You may find the information below from Welcome Week 2013 interesting.

Welcome Week 23 September - 27 September 2013

The academic year starts on Monday, 23 September 2013 with the Welcome Week. You will need to attend a number of lectures and briefing sessions, complete some administrative procedures, and hopefully attend some optional social events throughout this week. Students enrolling on all postgraduate taught programmes will be expected to be at the University every day. The Welcome Week timetable is now available to download (pdf; 649kb)

The University will run an International Welcome for international students which includes both formal and informal sessions to help you settle in to your new life at Newcastle University.  The International Welcome Programme 2013 will be available from the International Office useful guides.

New PhD students have their own Welcome Week Programme which will be avaialble here for September 2013 in due course.

Should I do anything before I arrive?

We recommend before you start your course that you try to visit as many museums, galleries and heritage sites as possible, and begin to look at their presentation and interpretation with a critical eye. If you are interested in volunteering please read our useful information on gaining voluntary experience at museums, art galleries and heritage sites.

It is also helpful if you can do some preparatory reading. Introductory reading lists are available for the Museum Studies programme, Heritage programmes and Art Museum and Gallery programmes.

Returning part-time masters and PhD students

Returning students will be able to register online for 2013/14 study.

Further Information

Information about accommodation, facilities and student support services in Newcastle University is available in our Student Information page.

If you have any other questions or require any of the documents in a different format, please do not hesitate to contact us.