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Museum Studies MA, PGDip


Course Description

Course Overview

Our Museum Studies MA, PGDip will develop the practical skills needed to operate a museum, whilst engaging you with theories on the societal role of museums. You gain a competitive edge by curating group exhibitions or organising and delivering complex education and learning events within high-profile public venues.

The Museum Studies course covers a broad range of issues encountered in museum work. We will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to move into or enhance a career in museums.

Our course is well established internationally – we have been educating museum professionals since 1993. We encourage a hands-on approach, involving major input from museum professionals regionally, nationally and internationally. These professionals range from small, independent museums to those who curate national collections and internationally significant exhibitions.

We use a variety of teaching and learning strategies to help you achieve your learning objectives, with an emphasis on independent study. The scheduled contact time includes lectures, seminars and practical sessions, workshops, and study visits to local heritage venues such as: Bede’s World; Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums venues; National Museums Scotland; Beamish, The Living Museum of the North; York Castle Museum.

Our courses are based in the School of Arts and Cultures. 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.

Modules

For detailed module information see http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/degrees/museum-studies-ma-pgdip/#modules

How to apply

For course application information see http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/degrees/museum-studies-ma-pgdip/#howtoapply

Visit the Museum Studies MA, PGDip page on the Newcastle University website for more details!

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(Scholarship)

Elisabeth Pestell Museum Studies Scholarship - Single Award

The scholarship is offered for one year and is worth £4,200 towards the cost of fees only. The student will be chosen according to: (1) ability (which might be reflected by a good Honours undergraduate degree, but could also be evidenced by work-related or professional experience); (2)
energy and commitment to further study; (3) financial circumstances.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£4,200

Eligibility

The scholarship is open to all UK, EU and international students who will be studying full-time at Newcastle University on the MA Museum Studies programme.

Application Procedure

Please see our website.

Further Information

http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/funding/search/list/pestell


(Scholarship)

Alumni Tuition Fee Discount - 20+ Awards

Newcastle University is delighted to offer a 10% reduction in postgraduate tuition fees for all alumni who are self-funding for their postgraduate study and meet our eligibility criteria.

Value of Scholarship(s)

10% fees discount

Eligibility

Please visit our website for full details and eligibility criteria.

Application Procedure

You do not need to complete a separate application form for the Alumni Tuition Fee Discount. However you must include certain information on your postgraduate application form. Please see our website for details.

Further Information

http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/funding/search/list/atfd



Entry Requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or 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 to request more information. We may ask you to attend an interview either in person, via telephone or Skype. If your first language is not English you need an overall IELTS score of 6.5 (with at least 6.0 in writing and speaking).

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