Masters degrees in Heritage Studies equip postgraduates with the skills to critically examine and observe tangible and intangible heritage across the world. These include, but are not limited to: objects, practices, traditions, and social and cultural movements.
Related subjects include Social History, World History and Modern History. Entry requirements usually include a relevant undergraduate degree such as History, English Literature, Archaeology or Cultural Studies.
Heritage studies is a term which covers a broad range of scholarly activities, from oral history research to archiving, curating to public speaking.
Courses in this field are generally vocational in kind, with work placements or research projects in conjunction with institutions such as museums or archives being a typical component.
There are many areas for you to specialise in within this field, whether that be the local history of the area in which you study, or a broader analysis of the traditions of a given culture or race.
Careers in this field are extremely varied, with traditional roles including archiving and curating, academia or independent research, and publishing. Other roles may include marketing, roles in the media such as journalism and broadcasting, and public relations.