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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.
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Based in Liverpool - birthplace of The Beatles, and a UNESCO City of Music – this programme aims to reframe and extend contemporary discourse about the Beatles beyond the historical and musicological into a broader and more robust 21st-century context. Read more
Heritage is a global phenomenon with diverse economic, social, and political roles. It encompasses the surviving tangible and intangible traces of the past, but also the processes and practices that frame heritage in the present and produce particular kinds of futures. Read more
The UCD Masters Programme in World Heritage Management provides graduates with a thorough knowledge of the World Heritage Convention and its application in solving heritage conservation problems. The only World Heritage Management course in Ireland and one of the first of its kind in the world. Read more
Our MA Heritage Studies master's course is aimed at students who want to develop their knowledge and practical skills to pursue or develop careers in heritage policy, management, conservation, learning, engagement and enterprise. Read more
The UCD Grad Dip in World Heritage Management provides graduates with a thorough knowledge of the World Heritage Convention and its application in solving heritage conservation problems. The only World Heritage Management course in Ireland and one of the first of its kind in the world. Read more
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… Read more
The Graduate Certificate in World Heritage Conservation are part-time, online, distance learning courses designed to equip you with current thinking and professional understanding of the UNESCO World Heritage Convention. Read more
MA Heritage Theory and Practice is intended for graduates and professionals focused on a career in heritage. You will explore current principles and practices in the management and curation of heritage sites and museums including interpretation and community engagement. Read more
http://www.ming-ai.org.uk/ 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. Read more