AHRC Professional Preparation Master’s Studentships – Museum, Gallery and Heritage Studies

Programme Closing Date: 7 February 2013

The International Centre for Cultural and Heritage Studies (ICCHS) at Newcastle is a recognised centre for interdisciplinary research and consultancy into museum, heritage and gallery studies. Our well established MA programmes are vocational and provide students from all over the world with the knowledge, skills and understanding required to work in a variety of roles, from curators, education officers and managers to cultural policy makers. The programmes benefit from our experience in and engagement with the sector and we also use a wide variety of external lecturers who are all practitioners in the field, working for organisations such as the National Trust, the V&A, English Heritage, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, and Tyne and Wear Museums.

For 2013 entry, Museum, Gallery and Heritage Studies are able to submit nominations to an open competition across all the University’s Block Grant Partnership (BGP) professional preparation subjects for the award of two AHRC master’s studentships through the AHRC’s Professional Preparation scheme. This scheme supports students undertaking a Postgraduate Diploma or Master’s course that focuses on developing high level skills and competencies for professional practice.

Home (UK) students and those EU students who have been resident in the UK for a minimum of three years are eligible for a full award comprising fees and an annual, tax free stipend of £8,845 (2012/13 rates). Other EU students are eligible for a fees-only award. To see if you would be eligible for a full or fees only award, please refer to the AHRC’s residency eligibility criteria in Annex A of the AHRC Studentship Funding Guide (PDF: 500KB).

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You should meet the AHRC’s student eligibility criteria* and be intending to undertake one of the following programmes at Newcastle University in September 2013:

*Full information on AHRC eligibility criteria can be found in Section 7 and Annex A of the AHRC Studentship Funding Guide (PDF: 500KB). Please note that if you require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK, you will not be eligible for this funding.

For further details of person specification, how to apply and contact details please see Newcastle University’s website which can be accessed by clicking the Apply link below.

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