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.
Months of entry
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.
The first year of the MPrac is the Museum Studies MA, which must be completed successfully before undertaking the second year extended work-based placement
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.
Watch our current students talking about their placements and two of our graduates explaining how their degrees led to jobs in the sector in our Museum, Gallery and Heritage Studies video.
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
Further details of qualification
This programme length includes the MA in Museum Studies and the MMPrac.
Course contact details
- Dr Joanne Sayner, Degree Programme Director
- +44 (0) 191 208 5336