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4007f - Museum Studies MA, PGDip

Museum Studies MA, PGDip

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Start in: September 2022

Develop the practical skills needed to operate a museum, whilst engaging with theories on the societal role of museums.

Overview

This Museum Studies master's covers a broad range of issues encountered in museum work. We'll provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to move into or enhance a career in museums. You'll gain a competitive edge by curating group exhibitions or organising and delivering complex education and learning events within high-profile public venues.

Our course is well established internationally. We've been educating museum professionals since 1993. We encourage a hands-on approach, involving major input from museum professionals regionally, nationally and internationally. These professionals range from small, independent museums to those who curate national collections and internationally significant exhibitions.

The PGDip, MA in Museum Studies is part of the School of Arts and Cultures and is taught by staff in Media, Culture and Heritage. Media, Culture and Heritage is a thriving, high-profile interdisciplinary research community. It is made up of postgraduate research students and experienced academic researchers who are key figures in their fields.

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Qualifications explained

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What you'll learn

The course covers all aspects of museum work. We provide a unique blend of theoretical knowledge, understanding and practical experience.

There's a flexible mixture of taught modules and a possible work-based placement.

Postgraduate Diploma students must complete six 20-credit modules (120 credits in total). MA students study the same modules plus one of our 60-credit dissertation modules (180 credits in total).

Modules

You will study modules on this course. A module is a unit of a course with its own approved aims and outcomes and assessment methods.

How you'll learn

Your future

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Quality and ranking

All professional accreditations are reviewed regularly by their professional body

Facilities

As a research student in Media, Culture, Heritage, you'll have access to a dedicated study space with:

  • networked PCs
  • printing
  • photocopying facilities

You can also use the common room and kitchen to meet with fellow researchers and academics.

You'll have access to our top-quality facilities, plus the extensive cultural resources available on campus and in the city:

In addition to our expertise in heritage studies, the city of Newcastle and the wider region offers a wonderful resource. We've two World Heritage Sites, many heritage sites and over 80 regional museums and galleries. Much of the region's countryside is designated as National Park or Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2022 entry (per year)

What you're paying for

Tuition fees include the costs of:

  • matriculation
  • registration
  • tuition (or supervision)
  • library access
  • examination
  • re-examination
  • graduation

Some of our degrees involve additional costs which are not covered by your tuition fees.

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  • living costs
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Entry requirements

The entrance requirements below apply to 2022 entry.

Qualifications from outside the UK

English Language requirements

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Questions about this course?

If you have specific questions about this course you can contact:

Dr Joanne Sayner
Degree Programme Director
Media, Culture, Heritage
School of Arts and Cultures
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5336
Email: pgmch@ncl.ac.uk

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