Newcastle University

Newcastle University

Art Museum and Gallery Practice

The Art Museum and Gallery Practice MPrac is designed to provide you with a clear understanding of the frequently complex theoretical and practical issues that face those involved in art museums and galleries. You will study one of our related MA courses before you learn how to apply the theoretical frameworks in a work-based context. After completing your MA you will supervised and mentored through a 36-week work placement. Your placement can either be in the UK or abroad, depending upon availability.

Entry requirements

An upper 2nd Class Honours degree, or an international equivalent, in fine art, craft, design or art history. It is not necessary for you to have a full degree in an art-related subject, but you should have studied modules in art history, art theory and/or fine art, craft and design. Applicants are also considered 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
MGPrac Full-time £ 5,500 per Academic year (home fees) 24 months
MGPrac Full-time £ 12,680 per Academic year (overseas fees) 24 months
MGPrac Part-time £ 2,445 per Academic year (home fees) 48 months
MGPrac Part-time £ 5,635 per Academic year (overseas fees) 48 months

Campus details

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

Key information

Professor Chris Whitehead, School of Arts and Cultures
Telephone number: 
0191 208 7419