M.Sc. On Campus

World Heritage Management and Conservation

12 months
20500 EUR/year
8030 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The UCD Masters Programme in World Heritage Management and Conservation at University College Dublin provides graduates with a thorough knowledge of the World Heritage Convention and its application in solving heritage conservation problems. 



  • Graduates of this World Heritage Management and Conservation programme at University College Dublin are building successful careers in the inter-disciplinary field of heritage protection, management and research in Australia, Canada, China, Democratic Republic of Congo, England, Ethiopia, France, Georgia, Ireland, Italy, Uganda and the USA.
  • Employers include international organisations, national authorities and in the private sector. Graduates have secured positions in World Heritage properties, National Parks and Museums, in senior government positions and positions in education. Examples of roles graduates have obtained and sectors they work in include world heritage and protected area manager, heritage officer and education officer, positions in government, natural resources manager, consultancy firms and research and international conservation agencies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Communicating Heritage
  • Research Project Skills
  • Cultural Heritage
  • World Heritage Conservation
  • Heritage Marketing & Management
  • Conflict Resolution & Conservation
  • Global Biodiversity and Heritage
  • MSc Dissertation
  • Managing landscape heritage
  • Irish Archaeolog. Landscapes
  • World Heritage and Sustainable Development
  • Conservation Biology
  • Climate Change & the Environment
  • Remote Sensing
  • Historic Urban Landscapes
  • Creative Thinking & Innovation

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Applications are assessed on a rolling basis and courses will close once they are filled.




On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants are normally expected to have a minimum of a lower second class honours degree or the international equivalent. However, in special circumstances, relevant work experience may be taken into account.
  • Applicants with diverse academic backgrounds including Archaeology, Architecture, Geography, Biology, Arts, Agriculture, Engineering and Economics will be considered.
  • Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0 in each element), or equivalent.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20500 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8030 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8030 EUR per year during 12 months.

 Part Time

  • EU fee per year - €4,020
  • Non-EU fee per year - €10,250

Living costs for Dublin

1100 - 1800 EUR /month
Living costs

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


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.

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