MA (4139) :12 months full-time; 24 months part-time (180 credits)
Postgraduate Diploma (3449): 9 months full-time; 18 months part-time (120 credits)
Masters of Heritage Practice (5830): 24 months full-time; 48 months part-time (260 credits)
Modules are also available on a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) basis
This programme exposes you to the knowledge and skills needed to move into or enhance a career in heritage management, interpretation, education, or a related field. Two specialist pathways are available: Education and Interpretation, and Heritage Management. They offer a fast-track route to a professional qualification and are among the most successful heritage programmes internationally, benefitting from the region’s rich heritage attractions.
The Education and Interpretation pathway aims to provide you with an understanding of the theoretical and practical basis of heritage education and interpretation at a local, national, and international level. It focuses on the relationship between heritage education and interpretation on the one hand, while considering media and visitor engagement/tourism on the other.
The Heritage Management pathway is designed to provide you with a sound understanding and working knowledge of the contexts, challenges, and opportunities faced by heritage managers looking after heritage resources and sites in urban and rural contexts. It covers the importance of management planning and tourism and enables you to obtain experience in these areas.
We take a hands-on approach to learning and draw on heritage professionals from the region and beyond, ranging from those who work in such organisations as English Heritage, National Trust, the National Park Authority to those who are freelance heritage consultants.
Graduates from this programme can also pursue a career in the art museum or gallery sector or conduct further research.
Information about the structure of this programme, the entrance requirements, tuition fees and relevant funding opportunities is available on the University's Postgraduate Study pages.