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The programme includes a supervised and mentored work-based placement in a heritage institution, organisation or agency. The International Centre for Cultural and Heritage Studies (ICCHS) will set up this placement for you after a detailed discussion. Previous cohorts of MPrac students have carried out their placements with:
BALTIC Centre for Comtemporary Art
Beamish North of England Open Air Museum
Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums
The Great North Museum
Hartlepool Arts, Museums and Events.
The work-based placement requires the submission of a project agreed between the placement host organisation, student and the University.
Watch our video of current students talking about their placements and hear two of our graduates explain how their degrees led to jobs in the Museum, Gallery and Heritage sector.
ICS8001 Issues and Ideas in Museum, Gallery and Heritage
ICS8002 Management in Museum, Gallery and Heritage
ICS8003 Communication and Interpretation in Museum, Gallery and Heritage
ICS8015 Museums, Galleries and Heritage Placement
ICS8018 Heritage Employer-based placement
You will take a further 40 credits from the following:
ICS8035 Heritage: Media and Interpretation AND
ICS8036 Heritage: Education and Visitor Engagement
ICS8024 Heritage Management: Framework and Interpretation AND
ICS8025 Heritage Management: Planning and Visitor Engagement
An upper-second-class Honours degree, or an international equivalent, in any subject.
We will also consider applicants on an individual basis with non-standard qualifications and/or relevant professional experience in the museum, gallery and heritage sectors.
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 a minimum 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in other sub-skills), Pearson's PTE Academic Test 62 or equivalent (with a minimum of 54 in speaking and writing and 51 in listening and reading).
IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) 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.