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4139f - Heritage Studies MA, PGDip

Heritage Studies MA, PGDip

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Start in: September 2022

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

Overview

The Heritage Studies course covers key aspects of heritage tourism and visitor engagement. It draws on experiences from expert staff and visiting speakers and visits to local heritage sites. It encourages a hands-on approach and involves input by heritage professionals from the region and beyond. Alongside freelance heritage consultants, these professionals work in organisations including:

  • Historic England
  • the National Trust
  • the National Park Authority
  • Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums

When you graduate from this course you'll be equipped to pursue a career in the heritage sector or conduct further research.

The course is part of Media, Culture, Heritage in the School of Arts and Cultures. We have a thriving, high-profile interdisciplinary research community. It's made up of postgraduate research students and experienced academic researchers who are key figures in their fields.

Heritage Studies is also affiliated with the International Centre for Cultural and Heritage Studies (ICCHS). ICCHS is a leading academic centre for research and teaching in museum, gallery, and heritage studies.

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What you'll learn

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

You'll take six compulsory modules, plus the choice of a research dissertation or a vocationally-orientated project.

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

Quality and ranking

All professional accreditations are reviewed regularly by their professional body

Facilities

As a research student in media, culture and 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 offer 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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  • additional costs
  • living costs
  • tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts

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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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