Newcastle University

Museum Practice

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Rank: 200 (TCUG)

Location: Main Site (Newcastle)

Website: www.ncl.ac.uk

Study mode full-time

Degree: Masters

Start Date: 2019/01/09

Duration: -


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Description

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.

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.

Facilities:
You will have access to our top quality facilities within Media, Culture, Heritage and across the University:
•our libraries and eResources
•the Great North Museum: Hancock
•the Hatton Gallery
•the Language Resource Centre is a specialist language facility providing free access to self-study materials in 50 languages.
•computing facilities with access to relevant databases and over 1,400 fully networked PCs.
•the Gertrude Bell Archive.

In addition to our expertise in heritage studies, the city of Newcastle and the wider region offers a wonderful resource with two World Heritage Sites, and over 80 regional museums and galleries. Much of the region's countryside is designated as National Park or Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or an international equivalent, in any subject.

You must also successfully complete the Museum Studies MA in order to progress on to the MPrac.

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.

International Students
To study this course you need to meet the following English Language requirements:

Direct Entry: IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 6.0 in writing, 6.0 in speaking and 5.5 in all other sub-skills).

Pre-sessional English Language courses are accepted as an alternative entry to this course.

Our typical English Language requirements are listed as IELTS scores but we also accept a wide range of English Language tests.

The equivalent academic qualifications that we accept are listed on our country pages.


Requirements

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or an international equivalent, in any subject.

Language qualifications

IELTS: 6.5 (IELTS 6.5 (6.0 every band))


Notice: This score might not be totally accurate. It is the default IELTS grade for Newcastle University.

About this university

International students

Newcastle attracts students from over 120 countries worldwide and there is plenty of help and advice on hand to assist them in adapting to life in the UK. The university has a system where every student has a personal tutor to assist them in both academic and non-academic matters and there is also a Student Wellbeing Service for confidence advice and help. There is a Visa and Immigration Team on hand to deal with legal matters relating to these areas and a Student Advice Centre within the Student’s Union for information on matters such as housing and finances. Finally, towards the end of studying, there is a Careers Service to help students find work or further their education as required. The heart of student life outside the classroom in the university is the Newcastle University Students Union. Unlike many students unions, NUSU owns the building that it operates from, following an anonymous gift in 1924 that allowed them to build a neo-Jacobean style building. It is run by six sabbatical officers and employs some 300 people in roles such as bar staff and entertainment organisers. In the media, there is a student run newspaper, established in 1948, called The Courier as well as radio station. The university is one of the leading in the UK for its sports programs and there are more than 50 sports clubs to become involved with.

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