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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Heritage Administration/Management

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Our Heritage Studies courses will give you the opportunity to develop your knowledge and skill in heritage management, heritage education and interpretation. Coupled with a work placement within a relevant heritage organisation, this course will prepare you for, or progress, a successful career in the heritage sector.

The course covers key aspects of heritage tourism and visitor engagement, drawing on experiences from expert staff and visiting speakers and visits to local heritage sites. It encourages a hands-on approach and involves major input by heritage professionals from the region and beyond. Alongside freelance heritage consultants, these professionals work in organisations including:

Historic England
the National Trust
the National Park Authority

When you graduate from this course you will be equipped to pursue a career in the heritage sector or conduct further research.

Delivery

The course covers all aspects of heritage work and 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:

lectures
seminars and practical sessions
workshops

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.

Placements

Work placements or work related-projects are usually off campus. You will have the opportunity to apply to do a placement in a suitable gallery, museum, or heritage site.

Different course options

Full time | Newcastle University | 12 months | 28-SEP-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

12 months

Start date

28-SEP-20

Modules

The module addresses the characteristics of the visitors/users of MGH venues, and examines the diverse ways information and ideas are communicated to these visitors/users through a range of media and public programmes. Concurrently, it considers the composition of the non-visitor/non-users and ways of engaging with them. Throughout the module, an emphasis is placed on the visitor/user being an active participant in the meaning-making, communicating and learning processes. Communicating and learning is presented within a constructivist framework that can increase visitor/user enjoyment.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£7,800

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£18,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or an international equivalent, in any subject. We will also consider your application if you have: non-standard qualifications; relevant professional experience in the museum, gallery and heritage sectors. If you have borderline or non-standard qualifications we may ask for more information. You may need 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 developed a presence in three similarly vibrant and globally-connected locations – London, Singapore and Malaysia. These provide both a global...more

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