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Heritage Studies MA, PGDip

Course Description

Course Overview

Our Heritage Studies courses will give you the opportunity to develop your knowledge and skill in heritage management, heritage education and interpretation. Coupled with a work placement within a relevant heritage organisation, this course will prepare you for, or progress, a successful career in the heritage sector.

The course covers key aspects of heritage tourism and visitor engagement, drawing on experiences from expert staff and visiting speakers and visits to local heritage sites. It encourages a hands-on approach and involves major input by heritage professionals from the region and beyond. Alongside freelance heritage consultants, these professionals work in organisations including: English Heritage; the National Trust; the National Park Authority.

When you graduate from this course you will be equipped to pursue a career in the heritage sector, conduct further research or choose to continue your studies with the work-based Heritage Practice MPrac.


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

How to apply

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

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

Entry Requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or an international equivalent, in any subject. We will also consider your application if you have: non-standard qualifications or relevant professional experience in the museum, gallery and heritage sectors. If you have borderline or non-standard qualifications we may ask for more information. You may need 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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