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 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.
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.
After completing your Heritage Studies MA in year 1, you will supervised and mentored through a 36-week work placement in year 2. Placements can be in the UK or abroad, depending upon availability. We will set up the placement for you, based on the submission of a project agreed between you, your tutor and the placement host organisation.
Previous cohorts of students have undertaken placements with: -BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art -Beamish North of England Open Air Museum -Great North Museum: Hancock -Hartlepool Arts, Museums and Events -Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums