AHRC Studentships, Newcastle University

AHRC Doctoral Studentship in Museum, Gallery and Heritage Studies at Newcastle University

Closing Date: 2nd March 2011

Introduction

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.

Many of our staff have worked in museums, galleries or heritage and we engage extensively with organisations in the sector who are frequently research partners and/or users of ICCHS research. This includes: international bodies such as UNESCO; national bodies such as Engage and Arts Council England; local museums and galleries such as Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums and BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art; and heritage organisations such as Northumberland National Park Authority, English Heritage, the National Trust and the Countryside Agency.

For 2011 entry we expect to have two studentships in museum studies available through the AHRC's Doctoral Awards scheme. This scheme provides studentships to enable students to undertake and complete a doctoral degree (PhD). Full and partial awards are available through this scheme. A full award covers fees and an annual, tax free stipend of up to £13,590 (2011/12 rates). A partial award covers fees only.  If you are a part time student, support is pro rata. To see if you would be eligible for a full or partial award, please see the AHRC's student eligibility criteria.

Eligibility

You should meet the AHRC's student eligibility criteria* and be intending to undertake a PhD in museum studies at Newcastle University in September 2011.
*Please note that if you require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK, you will not be eligible for this funding.

Person Specification

We normally expect you to have a minimum of an upper-second-class undergraduate degree and an upper merit or distinction at postgraduate Master's level, or an international equivalent, in a subject relevant to your research proposal.

Further Information

For further information including contact details and the application and selection process please see www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/funding/search/list/ahrc-doc-mst

AHRC Professional Preparation Master's Studentships in Museum, Gallery and Heritage Studies at Newcastle University

Closing Date: 2nd March 2011

Introduction

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 Archives and Museums.

For 2011 entry we expect to have four studentships available through the AHRC's Professional Preparation Master's 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. A full award covers fees and an annual, tax free stipend of up to £8,845 (2011/12 rates). A partial award covers fees only. If you are a part time student, support is pro rata. To see if you would be eligible for a full or partial award, please see the AHRC's student eligibility criteria.

Eligibility

You should meet the AHRC's student eligibility criteria

*Please note that if you require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK, you will not be eligible for this funding.

Person Specification

An upper-second-class honours degree (or international equivalent) from a recognised university or college. Those able to demonstrate considerable work experience in the museum, gallery or heritage sectors are equally encouraged to apply. Most students have acquired some preliminary experience of work in museums, galleries or a heritage organisation, usually as volunteers, and this is recommended, though not a prerequisite for acceptance onto our courses.

Further Information

For further information including contact details and the application and selection process please see www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/funding/search/list/ahrc-ppm-mst.

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