Newcastle University

School of Arts and Cultures

Museum Practice


School of Psychology

Percy Building

Newcastle Upon Tyne, England

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

This exciting programme aims to provide opportunities for gaining more work experience in the cultural and heritage sector, building on theoretical frameworks learned in the MA in Museum Studies, and applying these within a work-based context.

This programme, the first in the UK and internationally, extends and complements our very successful MA in Museum Studies. It offers a mixture of taught modules and two work-based placements (eight and 46 weeks), providing you with a unique blend of theoretical knowledge and understanding, and practical experience.

After completing your MA, you take a supervised and mentored work-based placement module (80 credits) over 46 weeks in an institution, organisation or agency related to, or part of, the heritage and museum sector. The International Centre for Cultural and Heritage Studies (ICCHS) will set up this placement for you after a detailed discussion. Previous cohorts of MPrac students have carried out their placements with BALTIC, Beamish North of England Open Air Museum, Tyne and Wear Museums, and Hartlepool Arts, Museums and Events.

The work-based placement requires the submission of a project agreed between the placement host organisation, student and the University.


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