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Overview

Heritage Skills 

‌Skills Training – Career Development -  Employability Enhancement

News: New MA in Public History and Heritage

We are delighted to announce that the new MA in Public History and Heritage has been launched by the College of Arts and Humanities. The new MA will offer students an opportunity to undertake research and acquire practical skills relevant to work in the heritage industry. The MA will complement the College's strong reputation in the heritage field, with initiatives such as the Heritage Skills Programme (further information below.)

Heritage Skills Programme - Details

The Heritage Skills Programme offers placement opportunities with national and international heritage organisations and masterclasses delivered by distinguished heritage professionals.

Led by Research Institute for Arts and Humanities (RIAH), the programme forms part of the Graduate Centre Postgraduate Skills and Training Workshops and offers opportunities to all postgraduate students and early carer researchers to gain new skills, knowledge and experience focused on enhancing employability.

The placements are open to all postgraduate students and are of interest to a broad range of students including those with a focus on heritage as well as IT, media, literature, languages, tourism, literature, marketing and management.

Placements include travel allowances, bursaries and funding for accommodation where applicable.

Images taken by student Amy Corkhill whilst on placement at Museo Galileo, Florence, Italy (left to right: Sacta Maria Novella, Uffizi Gallery and the river Arno.)

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Talks and Masterclasses

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Further masterclasses will return in 2016-17

Contact Kate Spiller, Project Coordinator to book a place: k.spiller@swansea.ac.uk

 

‘Careers in Archaeology; Different Skills and Roles’
Sarah-Jayne Clementsm, Archaeologist, Gwent Glamorgan Archaeological Trust
May 23rd, 2 – 3pm, 2016,
SURF Room, Fulton House, Swansea University.

 

‘Careers in Museums’
Steph Mastoris, Director, National Museum of  Wales,
May 9th 2- 3 pm, 2016,
SURF Room, Fulton House, Swansea University.

 

'Careers in Heritage; Diverse Roles and Skills'
Jennifer Griffiths, of The National Museum of Wales,
10 February 2-3 pm 2015,
Glyndwr 123 Room, Glyndwr Building, Swansea University

Students and non students welcome.

 

 

Placement Opportunities

 Skills Training – Career Development -  Employability Enhancement

The Key Skills Programme offers placements (further info here) to postgraduate students, including MA, MPhil, PhD and ECRs.  Placements opportunities are based with distinguished national and international heritage organisations and are aimed at enhancing employability and gaining transferable skills.

Placements include travel allowances, bursaries and funding for accommodation where applicable.

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National Placements:

National Coal Museum, Big Pit;
Hafod-Morfa Copperworks Project; *newly added*
Gwent Glamorgan Archaeological Trust;
National Waterfront Museum;
The Birthplace of Dylan Thomas - 5 Cwmdonkin Drive;
The Egypt Centre, Swansea University;
Richard Burton Archives;
South Wales Miners Library; 

International Placements include:

Museo Galileo, Florence;
South Asasif project, Luxor, Egypt

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