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Are you looking to develop your career as a heritage manager? Are you already working in the heritage industry and looking to further develop your knowledge, understanding and skills?
The MA in International Heritage Management is a well-established and respected programme based on a unique partnership between a leading research University and one of the largest independent museums in the UK, the Ironbridge Gorge Museums Trust. For more than 25 years, the programme has provided an advanced qualification in heritage and its management.
You will need an Honours degree in a relevant subject, normally of an upper second-class standard, or equivalent. You do not have to have prior experience of the subject or of this mode of learning, but we would expect to see evidence of engagement with or enthusiasm about heritage in your personal statement.
After obtaining a BA Hons (English) and a PGCE (English) from the University of Malta in 1992, Marco taught English language and literature in a goverment State School. In 2005, he obtained a Postgraduate Diploma in Education, Administration and Management. He then spent a year and a half working as a translator in Brussels, and moved permanently to Luxembourg some 6 years ago. He is currently reading an MA in International Heritage Management by Distance Learning at the University of Birmingham
Marco is also a postgraduate mentor, you can contact him online with questions or read further about his experience at the University of Birmingham on his mentor page: http://www.pg.bham.ac.uk/mentor/marco-spiteri/
Why did you choose International Heritage Management at the University of Birmingham?
“International Heritage Management is a degree that offers a holistic approach in the heritage sector, including conservations and law issues internationally. My choice was due to the reputation of the University and the program by itself and the corpus of the modules that included a variety of themes.”
What have you learnt from your programme?
“This programme made me think critically and do a proper research on the topics that I am really interested in. Also, it gave me the proper base to start a career in the heritage sector as I was a volunteer parallel to my studies and the different courses that we did made prepared me for a better understanding of heritage.”
What is life like as a student at the University of Birmingham?
“The University of Birmingham is the perfect environment for personal development. Many activities and workshops are taking place and personally I was very intrigued by this social way of life, which I followed as an events officer at the University. Of course, the student needs to be aware and curious all the time about the opportunities and activities and take advantage of the benefits that the University provides.”
The College of Arts and Law is pleased to offer scholarships for distance learning students, studying our Masters Research programmes starting in the 2020-2021 academic year.
Applications are welcome from UK, EU and Overseas students wishing to study any discipline within the College's five schools:
English, Drama and Creative Studies
History and Cultures
Languages, Cultures, Art History and Music
Philosophy, Theology and Religion
The awards are worth up to £3,000 for full-time home/EU students and up to £10,000 for full-time overseas students and are paid as a contribution towards tuition fees. The value of the award will be adjusted pro-rata for part-time students.
These awards are open to UK, EU and Overseas students, studying full-time or part-time distance learning Masters Research programmes in the College of Arts and Law which commence in September 2020.
Applications for funding can only be considered alongside an application to study.
In order to apply, you must have completed an application to study. You will then need to complete our online application form. Your application must also be supported by two references.
For detailed advice and to complete the online application form, please visit our College of Arts and Law scholarships how to apply page: https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/calgs/scholarships/cal-scholarships-howtoapply.aspx
The deadline for applying is Monday 23 March 2020 at 4pm.
Only complete applications submitted before the deadline will be considered.
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