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.
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.
More informationVisit official programme website
- 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
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesArea & Cultural Studies History Ancient History View 22 other Masters in History in United Kingdom
- You will need an Honours degree in a relevant subject, normally of an upper second-class standard, or equivalent
International4625 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 4625 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
EU/EEA4625 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 4625 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
- Scholarships to cover fees and/or maintenance costs may be available. Please visit our Postgraduate Scholarship and Funding Database for more details.
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This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!