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World Heritage Studies (Distance Learning)

University of Birmingham

M.A. Online
24 months
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4625 GBP/year
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About

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.

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Overview

The World Heritage Studies (Distance Learning) programme offered by the 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. 

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

Your degree will provide excellent preparation for employment and this will be further enhanced by a range of employability support services offered by the University.

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 five years, 97% 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 include:

  • 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

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
88 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

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

Tuition Fee

  • International

    4625 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4625 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4625 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4625 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

  • Scholarships to cover fees and/or maintenance costs may be available. Please visit our Postgraduate Scholarship and Funding Database for more details. 

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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!

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