Taught course

Museum Studies

Institution
Newcastle University · School of Arts and Cultures
Qualifications
MAPGDip

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in any subject. We will also consider your application 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 contact you to request more information. We may ask you to attend an interview either in person, via telephone or Skype.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Our Museum Studies MA, PGDip will develop the practical skills needed to operate a museum, whilst engaging you with theories on the societal role of museums. You gain a competitive edge by curating group exhibitions or organising and delivering complex education and learning events within high-profile public venues.

The Museum Studies course covers a broad range of issues encountered in museum work. We will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to move into or enhance a career in museums.

Our course is well established internationally – we have been educating museum professionals since 1993. We encourage a hands-on approach, involving major input from museum professionals regionally, nationally and internationally. These professionals range from small, independent museums to those who curate national collections and internationally significant exhibitions.

The course is part of the School of Arts and Cultures and taught by staff in Media, Culture, Heritage which 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.

Staff:

The programme leader is Professor Andrew Newman. Other personal tutors and supervisors of Museum Studies research projects include:

  • Dr Bruce Davenport
  • Dr Susannah Eckersley
  • Dr Areti Galani
  • Dr Aron Mazel
  • Dr Joanne Sayner
  • Iain Wheeldon

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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, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    part time
    18 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    9 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • Further details of qualification

    Competition for places is high and students are encouraged to apply as early as possible, although we will continue to consider later applications according to availability.

Course contact details

Name
Dr Joanne Sayner, Degree Programme Director
Email
pgmch@ncl.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 191 208 5336