Master Heritage Practice MPrac

Newcastle University

Tuition fee: Not specified
Start date: September  2015
Duration full-time: 24 months
Languages:
  • English
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Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Part-time, Full-time

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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.

Contents

Compulsory modules

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

ICS8099 Dissertation

Optional modules

You will take a further 40 credits from the following:

ICS8035 Heritage: Media and Interpretation AND

ICS8036 Heritage: Education and Visitor Engagement

OR

ICS8024 Heritage Management: Framework and Interpretation AND

ICS8025 Heritage Management: Planning and Visitor Engagement

Requirements

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), TOEFL 90 (Internet-based, with a minimum of 24 in speaking and writing, 17 in listening and 18 in reading), Pearson's PTE Academic Test 62 or equivalent (with a minimum of 54 in speaking and writing and 51 in listening and reading).

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6.5
TOEFL iBT® test: 90

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.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

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