Heritage Practice MPrac, Master

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    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
University rank #190 ,
Our Heritage Practice MPrac will give you essential and relevant work experience in the cultural and heritage sector. You will apply theoretical frameworks, learned during your MA studies, in a work-based context.

About

The course offers a flexible mixture of taught modules and a possible work-based placement, providing you with a unique blend of theoretical knowledge, understanding and practical experience.
The first year of the MPrac is the Heritage Studies MA, which must be completed successfully before undertaking the second year extended work-based placement.
Staff:

You will have input from professional and academic experts with substantial experience of working in the heritage and tourism sectors in various countries. Some of our academic staff include:

Professor Peter Stone, OBE, UNESCO Chair in Cultural Property Protection and Peace
Peter teaches and researches in heritage management, interpretation and education. He also holds a number of senior positions, including:

  • Secretary General of the Association of National Committees of the Blue Shield
  • Chairman of the UK National Committee of the Blue Shield
  • Member of the UK National Commission for UNESCO's Expert Network
  • UNESCO Chair in Cultural Property Protection and Peace

Gerard Corsane, Senior Lecturer and Degree Programme Director.

Gerard’s teaching and research interests include:

  • cultural resources management
  • 'ecomuseums'
  • integrated heritage management
  • heritage tourism
  • sustainable development
  • creative and cultural industries

Dr Aron Mazel, Reader in Heritage Studies

Aron has a wide range of research interests, including:
  • the management and interpretation of tangible and intangible heritage
  • museum history
  • the construction of the hunter-gatherer past
  • dating of rock art
  • Northumberland rock art.

Our courses are based in Media, Culture, Heritage. They are also affiliated with the International Centre for Cultural and Heritage Studies (ICCHS), a leading academic centre for research and teaching in museum, gallery, and heritage studies.

ICCHS has a thriving, high-profile interdisciplinary research community made up of postgraduate research students and experienced academic researchers who are key figures in their fields.

Delivery

We are based at our city centre campus with work placements or work related-projects usually taking place off campus. Part time study consists of the same modules and options as in the full time course, but spread over a longer period.

Programme Structure

A flexible mixture of taught modules and a possible work-based placement will provide you with a unique blend of theoretical knowledge, understanding and practical experience.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Study intensity Part-time, Full-time
    • Duration part-time 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • A 2:1 honours degree, or an international equivalent, in any subject.

    We will also consider your application if you have non-standard qualifications and/or relevant professional experience in the museum, gallery and heritage sectors.

    If you have borderline or non-standard qualifications we may contact you for more information. We may ask you attend an interview either in person, via telephone or Skype.

    International Students

    To study this course you need to meet the following English Language requirements:

    Direct Entry: IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 6.0 in writing, 6.0 in speaking and 5.5 in all other sub-skills).

    Pre-sessional English Language courses are accepted as an alternative entry to this course.

  • You must also successfully complete the Heritage Studies MA in order to progress on to the MPrac.

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