Newcastle University

Newcastle University

Museum Studies

This course will develop the practical skills needed to operate a museum, whilst engaging studnets with theories on the societal role of museums. Students gain a competitive edge by curating group exhibitions or organising and delivering complex education and learning events within high-profile public venues. The course 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.

Entry requirements

A 2.1 Honours degree, or international equivalent, in any subject. Applicants are also considered if they have non-standard qualifications and/or relevant professional experience in the museum, gallery and heritage sectors. Applicants with borderline or non-standard qualifications may be contacted to request more information. Applicants may be asked attend an interview either in person, via telephone or Skype. Applicants whose first language is not English need an overall IELTS score of 6.5 (with at least 6.0 in writing and speaking).


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 - 12 months
MA Part-time September 2016 - 24 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 - 9 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 - 18 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Campus Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU North East

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Key information

School of Arts and Cultures
Telephone number: 
0191 208 7419