Newcastle University

Newcastle University

Museum Practice

Our Museum Practice MPrac, the first in the UK and internationally, blends theory with work-based placements to extend and complement your Museum Studies MA. You will gain essential and relevant work experience in the museum sector, applying theoretical frameworks within a work-based context. The Museum Practice MPrac offers a mixture of taught modules and two work-based placements, providing you with a unique blend of theoretical knowledge and understanding, and practical experience. The first year of the MPrac is the Museum Studies MA, which must be completed successfully before undertaking the second year extended work-based placement During this programme you will: •gain the skills and knowledge required to work in the museum sector •undertake an extended placement to further enhance your practical skills and knowledge •study in an environment responsive to the professional requirements and skills needs of the museum sector, both nationally and internationally •understand current developments in the museum sector and gain a critical awareness of problems and new insights, along with the key theoretical principles and conceptual approaches of museum studies Through our close links with the sector, we welcome a large range of external speakers from all areas of the heritage, museum, and gallery world to lead sessions. This means that the course balances theory with practice and maintains the latest insights into the industry.

Course modules

Assessment methods


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MMPrac Full-time September 2017 - 24 months
MMPrac Part-time September 2017 - 48 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

Dr Eron Mazel, School of Arts and Cultures
Telephone number: 
0191 208 7845