World Heritage Studies (Distance Learning), M.A.

World Heritage Studies (Distance Learning), M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
The World Heritage Studies (Distance Learning) programme offered by the University of Birmingham aims to provide you with a deeper understanding of the concept of World Heritage, how Sites are inscribed, managed and the implications of designation on issues relating to communities, tourism and identities.

About

The World Heritage Studies (Distance Learning) World Heritage Studies (Distance Learning) programme offered by the University of Birmingham University of Birmingham will draw upon international cases and practice and also upon the 30 years of experience of managing the World Heritage Site of Ironbridge. You will benefit from access to an international network of researchers working with the key academic debates around the World Heritage designation. 

The MA World Heritage Studies draws upon international cases and practical experience and will provide you with an insight into the processes of World Heritage inscription and management.

In addition it will allow you to take an informed position in policy debates regarding the implications of designation for local and national identities, community well-being and tourism and associated development.

Careers

Graduates from the Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage can boast a wide combination of skills that can be applied to a number of careers, including museums work, conservation and regeneration, the management of historic buildings and landscapes, and cultural tourism.

Over the past three years, over 96% of our postgraduates were in work and/or further study six months after graduation. Employers that our graduates have gone on to work for include: Birmingham Museums Trust; National Trust; Canal and River Trust; English Heritage; Ironbridge Gorge Museums Trust; and Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Critical Approaches to Heritage
  • Issues in World Heritage Management
  • World Heritage Case Study
  • Tourism Management at World Heritage Sites
  • Research Skills and Methods
  • Heritage Interpretation
  • Heritage Conservation Management
  • Heritage Management Practices
  • Heritage and Popular Culture
  • Postcolonial Heritage: Managing Imperial Legacies

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    88

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade B2):

    176

    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:

    59

    The PTE Academic – or Pearson Test of English Academic – is an English language test designed to assess the readiness of non-native English speakers to participate in a university-level English language instruction program. It reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • You will need an Honours degree in a relevant subject, normally of an upper second-class standard, or equivalent.

You can satisfy our English language requirements in two ways:

  • by holding an English language qualification to the right level;
  • by taking and successfully completing one of our English courses for international students.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    4500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4500 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    4500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4500 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Funding

The new Postgraduate Loan (PGL) for Masters degrees in the UK is available for students normally residing in England.

The main details of the new Postgraduate Loan are:

  • A loan of up to £10,609 will be made available to students applying to taught and research Masters courses from the 2018-19 academic year onwards. 
  • The loan will be available to students across all discipline subject areas for full-time, part-time and distance learning Masters programmes, so long as you do not have existing qualifications at Masters-level or above (which includes undergraduate integrated Masters qualifications, such as MSci or MEng etc).
  • The loan will be paid directly to you, into a UK bank account.

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