Research course

Museum, Gallery and Heritage Studies

Institution
Newcastle University · School of Arts and Cultures
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree and preferably a merit master's degree, or an international equivalent.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

This programme enables you to carry out an original piece of research in museum, gallery and heritage studies. As a research student you will join an interdisciplinary group of researchers and academics at the International Centre for Cultural and Heritage Studies, fully supported by world expert supervisors.

MPhil and PhD students in Museum, Gallery and Heritage Studies are based in the International Centre for Cultural and Heritage Studies (ICCHS), a leading academic centre for research and teaching at Newcastle.

ICCHS is internationally renowned for its research, securing significant support (around £3m since 2008) from a variety of funders, such as the UK Research Councils and the European Commission. We have a thriving, high-profile interdisciplinary research community made up of postgraduate research students and experienced academic researchers who are key figures in their fields.

Our academic supervisors have significant experience and expertise in interdisciplinary research and practice in the UK and abroad. Through our emphasis on empirical research and having a grounding in professional practice, our research alumni have been successful in securing careers in academia, governmental organisations, and the cultural and creative industry sectors worldwide.

Our research students pursue a variety of topics that explore both historical and contemporary issues with local, national and international dimensions. They have also consistently achieved high submission and completion rates in their chosen programme of study. Recent student research topics in ICCHS include:

  • attitudes towards human remains
  • constructions and uses of Welsh identity in American museums
  • the social roles and regulation of art museum education in China and Taiwan
  • the management and interpretation of archaeological sites in Turkey
  • meaning making around historic photographic collections on Flickr

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    part time
    72+ months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    36+ months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MPhil
    full time
    12+ months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24+ months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
School of Arts and Cultures
Email
icchs@ncl.ac.uk