Heritage, Gallery and Museum Studies (PG Cert)

Newcastle University the United Kingdom

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The award
PG Cert

How long you will study
18 months

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How you will study
part-time

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About Heritage, Gallery and Museum Studies at Newcastle University

This course provides a quality, career-enhancing education for museum professionals already working in the sector and for others who aspire to enter the field. You will add to your existing knowledge with current theories underpinning the sector, develop research skills within an academic environment and conduct a work-based research project.

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We have strong working relationships with museums in the region, such as Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums and Beamish – the Living Museum of the North, whose staff members teach on the course. These relationships mean that the course is at the cutting edge of museum practice. Due to our international reputation in museum studies, we attract students from a wide range of countries, contributing to our dynamic learning environment.

Delivery

The course consists of two elements:

  • taught component taking place on our city centre campus
  • work-based project at your work, or an approved volunteer host

Recent work-based projects have explored the future of digital media in learning programmes and the impact of the recession on museum provision.

The programme leader for the Heritage, Gallery and Museum Studies PGCert is Andrew Newman. Andrew will be your personal tutor and will work closely with you throughout your studies.

Placements

The course includes a work-based research project. If you are already employed in the museum, gallery, or heritage sector you will need to agree the study time and research project topic with your employer. If you are not already employed in the sector then you can volunteer in an appropriate organisation, as long as the host organisation agrees with any arrangements necessary to allow the completion of a work-based research project.

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, located on campus, houses the collections that previously made up the Hancock Museum, the Shefton Museum of Greek Art and Archaeology (an internationally-renowned collection of over 1,000 Greek and Etruscan artefacts), and the Museum of Antiquities
  • The Hatton Gallery, located on campus, has been at the heart of cultural life in the North East since the early 20th century
  • 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
  • Non-campus facilities that are often used for student projects include Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums and the Victoria Tunnel

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, many 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.

Study options for this course

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  • The awardPG CertHow you will studyPart-timeHow long you will study18 months
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Notes about fees for this course

See our course fees and funding webpage - http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/degrees/heritage-gallery-museum-studies-pgcert/#fees&funding

Entry requirements

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

The course is ideal if you're working in the sector and looking for continued professional development (CPD).

If you have borderline or non-standard qualifications we may contact you for 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.

Pre-sessional English Language Course Requirements

  • 6 week Pre-session entry: IELTS 6.0 overall (with a minimum of 6.0 in writing, 6.0 in speaking and 5.5 in all other sub-skills)
  • 10 week Pre-sessional entry: IELTS 6.0 overall (with a minimum of 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in all other sub-skills)

You can study a pre-sessional English course at our INTO Newcastle Centre.

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