Taught course

Heritage Studies

Institution
Newcastle University · School of Arts and Cultures
Qualifications
MAPGDip

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or an international equivalent, in any subject. We will also consider your application on an individual basis 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 ask for more information. You may need to attend an interview either in person, via telephone or Skype.

Months of entry

September

Course content

[[Course Description]]
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.

Information for international students

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).

Fees and funding

See our course fees and funding web page.

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

PGDip

full time
9 months
part time
18 months

Course contact details

Name
Dr Aron Mazel, Reader in Heritage Studies, School of Arts and Cultures
Email
pgmch@ncl.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 191 208 7845