Our Museum Practice MPrac, the first in the UK and internationally, blends theory with work-based placements to extend and complement your Museum Studies MA. You will gain essential and relevant work experience in the museum sector, applying theoretical frameworks within a work-based context.
To apply for this course you must have successfully completed the Museum Studies MA.
The Museum Practice MPrac offers a mixture of taught modules and two work-based placements, providing you with a unique blend of theoretical knowledge and understanding, and practical experience.
During this programme you will: gain the skills and knowledge required to work in the museum sector; undertake an extended placement to further enhance your practical skills and knowledge; study in an environment responsive to the professional requirements and skills needs of the museum sector, both nationally and internationally; understand current developments in the museum sector and gain a critical awareness of problems and new insights, along with the key theoretical principles and conceptual approaches of museum studies.
Through our close links with the sector, we welcome a large range of external speakers from all areas of the heritage, museum, and gallery world to lead sessions. This means that the course balances theory with practice and maintains the latest insights into the industry.
The course is based in the School of Arts and Cultures. It is 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.
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
Please visit our website for full details and eligibility criteria.
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.
A 2:1 honours degree, or an international equivalent, in any subject. We will also consider your application if you have lower or non-standard qualifications and 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).
Recipient: Newcastle University
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