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University College Durham Trust Scholarship in MA Museum and Artefact Studies 2017-19

University College and the Department of Archaeology at Durham University are delighted to invite applications for the 2017-19 University College Durham Trust Scholarship. This is a two-year part-time course in Museum and Artefact Studies at Durham University.

For further details on the course see the course page.

The University College Durham Trust Scholarship is provided by University College Durham Trust in memory of Lt-Col Angus Alexander Macfarlane-Grieve, Master of University College from 1939-1953, and funded by donations made by the College’s alumni.

The scholarship holder will have access to the College collections while undertaking their studies, research and dissertation, and may potentially support both the Curator and the wider College in its efforts to improve the College as a museum and accessible heritage site. The course is carried out part-time over a period of two years. In addition, a willingness to play a full part in the life of the University College and Department of Archaeology is expected.

The Scholarship includes part-time course fees and accommodation within University College (catered during term time only) for each year of the two year course.

To be eligible for the post, applicants must hold a relevant first degree (at the equivalent of a UK 2:1 or higher), and meet the course’s entry requirements. Applicants who would like to be considered for the Scholarship should demonstrate familiarity with museums or general heritage sector. Short-listed candidates will normally have a strong academic record, a flexible and collaborative approach and experience of being engaged with museums (for example volunteering), although those looking for a change in career direction, which may bring transferable skills to the sector, will also be considered.


How to apply


Successful candidates will have an interest in historic buildings and collection management, including documentation, housekeeping, collection care and preventative conservation and outline these skills in the covering letter. To apply submit a CV and covering letter. When submitting an application please outline your interests and what you would skills you would like to learn during your time at Durham, as well as any previous expertise or experience you may have in the museum sector (including volunteering). Please also state your state Fee Status.

In addition, attention to detail, IT skills and the ability to work independently would be useful; applications and enquiries should be sent via email to Gemma Lewis, Curator (Durham Castle and Museum of Archaeology) gemma.lewis@durham.ac.uk


Applications should be submitted no later than 1st April 2017 and candidates will be notified of the outcome by 9th May 2017. Candidates may also be invited to an informal interview as part of the selection process.


More information


Department of Archaeology
University College


Informal initial enquires about University College and the provisions of the Scholarship should be directed to Gemma Lewis, Curator (Durham Castle and Museum of Archaeology) and Dr Benjamin Roberts (benjamin.roberts@durham.ac.uk)

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