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This course provides a quality, career-enhancing education for museum professionals already working in the sector and for others who aspire to enter the field. You will add to your existing knowledge with current theories underpinning the sector, develop research skills within an academic environment and conduct a work-based research project.
We have strong working relationships with museums in the region, such as Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums and Beamish the Living Museum of the North, whose staff members teach on the course. These relationships mean that the course is at the cutting edge of museum practice. Due to our international reputation in museum studies, we attract students from a wide range of countries, contributing to our dynamic learning environment.
DeliveryVideo: Prof Peter Stone OBE talks about heritage studies at Newcastle.
The course consists of two elements:
* Taught component taking place on our city centre campus
* work-based project at your work, or an approved volunteer host
Recent work-based projects have explored the future of digital media in learning programmes and the impact of the recession on museum provision.
The programme leader for the Heritage, Gallery and Museum Studies PGCert is Andrew Newman. Andrew will be your personal tutor and will work closely with you throughout your studies.
Compulsory modules * Issues and Ideas in Museum, Gallery and Heritage
* Work-based Project
An upper-second-class Honours degree, or international equivalent, in any subject. We encourage individuals already employed in the sector (possibly requiring some Continued Professional Development) to apply for this programme.
Where applicants have borderline or non-standard qualifications we may contact you to request additional information, and/or, in some instances, to request you attend an interview (these may be in person, via telephone or Skype).
Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS 6.5 (with at least 6.0 in writing and speaking), Pearson's PTE Academic Test 62 or equivalent.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.
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