The Museum Studies programme from Newcastle University 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.
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
The course covers all aspects of museum work. We use a variety of teaching and learning strategies to help you achieve your learning objectives. This includes a large proportion of guided independent study. Scheduled contact time is at our Newcastle city centre campus and includes:
- seminars and practical sessions
The academic year usually starts in late September with Welcome Week. We provide a unique blend of theoretical knowledge, understanding and practical experience. This means you will have a mixture of taught modules and work-based placements.
You will take five compulsory modules, with a further choice of two possible pathways. More information about these pathways is on the module tab.
Part time study consists of the same modules and options as the full time course, but spread over a longer period.
More informationVisit official programme website
- Understanding Challenges in Museum/Gallery/Heritage Studies
- Communicating and Learning in Museum/Gallery/Heritage Studies
- Caring for 'Collections' in the Museum/Gallery/Heritage Sector
- Understanding Academic and Applied Research in Museum/Gallery/Heritage Studies
- Museum/Gallery/Heritage Practice
- Working on a Project in the Museums Sector
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
There is no application closing date for this course, but due to demand we suggest you apply early.
Master: 180 credits; PGDip: 120 credits
DisciplinesMuseum Studies View 81 other Masters in Museum Studies in United Kingdom
- 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.
International18000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 18000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA7800 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 7800 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
- Part time: £3,900
- Full time: £5,200
- Part time: £2,600
- Full time: £12,000
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