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Chinese Cultural Heritage Management - MA (MA Top-Up, PGDip & PGCert)

Online Ming-Ai (London) Institute    Postgraduate Study

Full time & Part time May, October MA, PGCert, PGDip, Other One Year (Full time) or Two Years (Part time)

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Entry Requirements

We welcome applicants with a minimum 2.2 (lower second class) from a recognised institution. We particularly welcome students returning to academic work and those with life experience who want to study Chinese culture in an informal environment.

For more information on entry requirements for each course (MA, PGDip and PGCert), please visit our website: View Website or contact the Programme Leader, Ying Gao: .


The course fee is up to £7,500 per annum full-time and up to £4,500 per annum part-time, subject to course type and fee status. A flexible payment plan is also available.

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Maggie Yuan

After working in international trade for 17 years I decided to develop my cultural side and looked for a London college with interesting postgraduate topics at a reasonable cost. I chose Ming-Ai because of the uniqueness of the MA - there were other universities running courses in Heritage Management but not specializing in Chinese culture and the link with Middlesex University and the teaching environment attracted me as a mature student.

Through the British Chinese Cultural Heritage Centre I’d been familiar with the Institute and as I’d always been curious as to the stories behind objects I’d seen - as a native Chinese I’d seen many Asian artefacts living in the UK - I wanted to understand more. 

Their MA suited me and was designed to encourage people's existing research interests and preserve cultural heritage in a professional and sustainable way, as well as understand cultural differences. Actually studying at Ming-Ai felt like home, the faculty members were knowledgeable and I benefited from their wide experience. I also enjoyed the guest lectures by famous historians, experts and curators and being introduced to the UK’s cultural heritage on our external visits. .

I’m also now an expert in Pin yin courtesy of my dissertation research Lost in Pin yin Translation: - A Study on Pin yin Romanisation issues. The Institute is fairly relaxed as to students determining their own research and I chose this topic because I’m passionate about translation. I’d identified issues on the British Library website where I couldn’t understand their Pin yin and which was supposed to be my native language! I designed surveys and interviewed Dr. Frances Wood (historian and librarian) to prove that Pin yin is not sufficient for understanding even for native speakers and that Chinese Characters must be included in one way or another.

I had a wonderful year at Ming-Ai and still keep in touch with my classmates and lecturers and of course was very thankful to receive my MA (distinction). But more than that, equipped with the knowledge learnt from the course, I now have a new perspective and understanding when visiting cultural places.

I loved my study and would recommend the course to anyone wanting to try discover new cultures and experience new perspectives in a friendly and cosmopolitan environment.

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