Newcastle University

Newcastle University

Heritage Studies

The course aims to provide the opportunity to develop knowledge and skills in heritage management, heritage education and interpretation. Coupled with a work placement within a relevant heritage organisation, this course prepares students for and progresses a successful career in the heritage sector. Upon graduating from this course graduates are equipped to pursue a career in the heritage sector, conduct further research or to continue their studies with the work-based Heritage Practice MPrac. This course has a series of compulsory modules in semester one followed by specialised modules in semester 2. The taught components of the course are normally completed within the first 9 teaching weeks of semester 2 to allow sufficient time for the extended 8-week work placement or work-related project.

Entry requirements

A 2.1 Honours degree, or an international equivalent, in any subject. Applicants are also considered if they have: Non-standard qualifications; relevant professional experience in the museum, gallery and heritage sectors.
Applicants with borderline or non-standard qualifications may be asked for more information. Applicants may need to attend an interview either in person, via telephone or Skype. Applicants whose 1st 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

Lecturer, School of Arts and Cultures
Telephone number: 
0191 208 5845