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Museum, Gallery and Heritage Studies MPhil, PhD

Museum, Gallery and Heritage Studies MPhil, PhD

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Full time | Newcastle University | 36 months | 18-SEP-23

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Full time


36 months

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Museum / Gallery / Conservation Skills & Studies Heritage Administration/Management

Course type


Course Summary


As an MPhil or PhD student in Museum, Gallery and Heritage Studies you'll be based in the International Centre for Cultural and Heritage Studies (ICCHS). ICCHS is a leading academic centre for research and teaching at Newcastle. It is internationally renowned for its research. It secures significant support (around £3m since 2008) from a variety of funders, such as the UK Research Councils and the European Commission.

You'll join a thriving, high-profile interdisciplinary research community 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. They practice in the UK and abroad.

We place emphasis on empirical research and a grounding in professional practice. Our research alumni have been successful in securing careers in:

  • academia
  • governmental organisations
  • 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

Our Careers Service

Our award-winning Careers Service is one of the largest and best in the country, and we have strong links with employers. We provide an extensive range of opportunities to all students through our ncl+ initiative.

Tuition fees

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International fees
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For this course (per year)


Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree and preferably a merit master's degree, or an international equivalent. We may ask you to attend an interview either in person, via telephone or Skype.

University information

Newcastle University is a world-leading university, advancing knowledge, providing creative solutions and solving global problems. The university is a founding member of the prestigious Russell Group, one of 24 leading research-intensive UK universities. In recent years, Newcastle University has also developed a presence in two similarly vibrant and globally connected locations, Singapore and Malaysia. These provide opportunities for global...more

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