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Global Heritage Management MA, PGDip

Develop the practical and theoretical skills essential to work or conduct research in global cultural heritage management.

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  • September 2024
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Our Global Heritage Management course covers key aspects of heritage interpretation, management and visitor engagement.

You will develop an advanced awareness of the political, economic and social contexts affecting heritage organisations nationally and internationally.

You’ll learn how to care for tangible and intangible heritage in a responsible and inclusive way, now and in the future. We encourage a hands-on approach.

You’ll gain practical skills through case studies and placements, and enjoy a series of visiting speakers and visits to heritage sites.

You will study with a team of expert staff and heritage professionals in collaboration with organisations including:

You’ll graduate ready for a variety of careers in heritage organisations or to conduct further research.

The city of Newcastle and the North East region offer a wonderful resource. We have two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, many heritage venues and over 80 regional museums and galleries.

Much of the region's countryside is designated as National Park or Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The course is part of Media, Culture, Heritage in the School of Arts and Cultures. We have a thriving, high-profile interdisciplinary research community with world-leading expertise in the field.

You will be part of a dynamic group of experienced academic researchers, heritage practitioners, doctoral researchers and fellow students from around the world.

Learn more about the Global Heritage Management programme on our Museum, Galleries and Heritage webpage

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What you'll learn

The course covers all aspects of heritage work. We provide a unique blend of theoretical knowledge, understanding and practical experience.

You’ll also have the opportunity to undertake an optional placement with one of the cultural organisations in our extensive regional and national network. The course content reflects the current pressing debates in the management of global heritage.

You'll take four compulsory modules and two optional modules. MA students also choose a research dissertation or a 25-day placement.  

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You will study modules on this course. A module is a unit of a course with its own approved aims and outcomes and assessment methods.

How you'll learn

Quality and ranking

All professional accreditations are reviewed regularly by their professional body


You will benefit from our links to significant cultural resources on campus and the city:

You'll have access to our top-quality facilities:

Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2024 entry (per year)

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Tuition fees include the costs of:

  • matriculation
  • registration
  • tuition (or supervision)
  • library access
  • examination
  • re-examination
  • graduation

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Entry requirements

The entrance requirements below apply to 2024 entry.

Qualifications from outside the UK

English Language requirements

Admissions policy

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Credit transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) can allow you to convert existing relevant university-level knowledge, skills and experience into credits towards a qualification. Find out more about the RPL policy which may apply to this course

INTO International Pre-Master's - Pathway course

Our Business and Humanities Pre-Master's will prepare you for Master's study at Newcastle. If you're successful then you're guaranteed a place on this Master's course. 

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You'll have a number of opportunities to meet us throughout the year including:

  • campus tours
  • on-campus open days
  • virtual open days
  • webinars

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Questions about this course?

If you have specific questions about this course you can contact:

Iain WheeldonSchool of Arts and Cultures
Director of Postgraduate Taught
Media, Culture, Heritage 
School of Arts and CulturesTelephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5185 (School of Arts and Cultures Office)


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