Master Heritage, Gallery and Museum Studies PGCert

| Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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.

Description

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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.

Delivery

Video: 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.

Detailed Course Facts

Start dates and application deadlines

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  • There is no deadline for this start date.
Tuition fee Not specified
Duration full-time 18 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time
Intensity Flexible
Duration part-time 18 months

Course Content

Compulsory modules
  • Issues and Ideas in Museum, Gallery and Heritage
  • Work-based Project

English Language Requirements

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6.5

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Requirements

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), or equivalent.

Admission to UK universities often requires that students have completed a recognized Bachelor's degree. International students should consider taking a Pre-Master to gain access to UK universities when:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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