12 months
19145 GBP/year
8200 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Heritage programme offered by the University of Stirling provides you with a state-of-the-art, critically informed, interdisciplinary education in heritage and its place in society, including its conservation and management.

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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.

The aim of this Heritage degree programme from University of Stirling is to provide a critically informed interdisciplinary education in heritage, with two pathways. You may choose to specialise in one of these pathways or opt to take the broad programme without specialisation:

  • Cultural Heritage Studies
  • Digital Heritage

Shared core modules provide a foundation in current conceptual and theoretical debates about the nature of heritage and its importance in society, as well as practical issues relating to its conservation and management. Case studies, fieldtrips and input from heritage professionals introduce students to specific kinds of heritage and ‘real-world’ challenges, demands and opportunities.

Cutting-edge research training provides students with an excellent foundation for conducting independent research in the Dissertation, whilst vocational skills are embedded throughout the programme to produce competitive, work-ready graduates.

It provides successful students with excellent training for a career in the heritage sector, supported by critical-thinking, in-depth knowledge and wide-ranging skills. It also provides a strong foundation for doctoral research for those students contemplating a PhD in Heritage or a related area.

Successful graduates will be extremely well-placed to address current challenges and debates surrounding heritage and play an active role contributing to sustainable and resilient heritage futures

Career opportunities

We aim to produce graduates who will be future leaders and innovators in the heritage sector, contributing to the societal relevance and resilience of heritage. Join us and you could become one of them!

Successful graduation from the MSc Heritage will prepare you for a wide range of roles in the heritage and related sectors. 

Future career paths might include: heritage manager; heritage interpreter; heritage education officer; collections manager; various heritage tourism roles; heritage protection; heritage curator; outreach and public engagement roles; marketing officer and heritage researcher, to name just a few. 

The diverse range of advanced transferrable skills acquired through the MSc Heritage can also support career development in related sectors, such as museums, arts management and creative industries.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Heritage: Critical Perspectives
  • Heritage as Practice: Conservation, Management and Interpretation
  • Research Skills
  • Heritage and Environment Dissertation/Work-Related Dissertation
  • Heritage, Identity and Place
  • Digital Heritage and Museums

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

International applicants requiring a student visa are advised to apply at least eight weeks in advance of the start date.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class
Lower Second Class (recommended)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The degree programme is open to applicants from a range of disciplinary backgrounds (across the Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences, Computing Science and Natural Sciences), as well as those in the workforce who wish to obtain a higher qualification in this area.

  • Your Honours degree or equivalent should be in a relevant subject. Ideally students should have a 2:1 or above in their first degree. We will consider students with a 2:2, but the programme is not recommended for those with a low or borderline 2:2 (or equivalent) in their first degree.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19145 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19145 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    8200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8200 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Stirling

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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