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Chinese Cultural Heritage Management - MA (PGDip & PGCert)

Ming-Ai (London) Institute Postgraduate Study

Full time & Part time October, January PGCE, MA, PgDip One Year

About the course


This unique one-year MA (Diploma and Certificate) in Chinese Heritage Management is run in partnership with Middlesex University and offers a practical programme of heritage management and digital engagement in museums and historic sites in the UK and China. On completion students will have the theory and practice of world-wide cultural business models to work in this growing sector.

Taught in English by British and Chinese lecturers the course is ideal for those wishing to develop professional expertise of cultural heritage management in our global interconnected age. Students also benefit from the research base at Ming-Ai, expert guest lecturers, site visits and the unique Chinese atmosphere of the Institute itself being

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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.


The full time course is offered at £6,000 per annum made possible by the generous Holland Kwok Sponsorship scheme.
Extended funds are currently available for 2019/20 and a flexible payment plan is also available.
For full details please contact David Crombie:

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Student Profile(s)

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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