Newcastle University

Newcastle University

Museum Studies

Our Museum Studies MA, PGDip will develop the practical skills needed to operate a museum, whilst engaging you with theories on the societal role of museums. You gain a competitive edge by curating group exhibitions or organising and delivering complex education and learning events within high-profile public venues. The Museum Studies 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. We will also consider applicants on an individual basis with non-standard qualifications and/or relevant professional experience in the museum, gallery and heritage sectors. Where applicants have borderline or non-standard qualifications we may contact you to request additional information, and/or, in some instances, to request you attend an interview (these may be in person, via telephone or Skype). Applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in writing and speaking) or equivalent.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgDip Full-time £ 3,670 per Academic year (home fees) 9 months
MA Full-time £ 5,500 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
PgDip Part-time £ 1,835 per Academic year (home fees) 18 months
MA Part-time £ 2,750 per Academic year (home fees) 24 months

Campus details

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

Key information

Andrew Newman, Senior Lecturer, School of Arts and Cultures
Telephone number: 
0191 208 7419