Master Heritage Practice MPrac

Newcastle University | Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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.



The course includes a supervised and mentored work-based placement in a heritage institution, organisation or agency. We will set up this placement for you following the submission of a project agreed by you, the placement organisation, and your tutors.

Previous cohorts of students have carried out their placements with:

•BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

•Beamish North of England Open Air Museum

•Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums

•The Great North Museum: Hancock

•Hartlepool Arts, Museums and Events

To apply for this course you must have successfully completed one of the following courses:

•Museum Studies MA

•Art Museum and Gallery Studies MA

•Heritage Studies MA, PGDip

Detailed Course Facts

Tuition fee Not specified
Start date
Duration full-time 24 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time
Intensity Flexible
Duration part-time 48 months

Course Content

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


ICS8024 Heritage Management: Framework and Interpretation AND

ICS8025 Heritage Management: Planning and Visitor Engagement

English Language Requirements


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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), or equivalent (with a minimum of 54 in speaking and writing and 51 in listening and reading).

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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