Grounded in a deep understanding of the theoretical approaches to heritage and their application, this established programme equips you with the skills needed for museums work, conservation and regeneration, the management of historic buildings and landscapes, and cultural tourism.
Included within the degree is a study week that directly engages you with issues in the sector through study visits to leading museums and heritage attractions, and offers an opportunity to engage directly with your fellow students and staff.
We also offer two full-time, campus-based International Heritage Management MA programmes - one at the University of Birmingham, and a UK-US programme delivered at the University of Birmingham in the autumn and at the University of Illinois in the spring.
The International Heritage Management by Distance Learning programme from the University of Birmingham is managed by the Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage, run jointly by the University and the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust, and draws on the experience of one of the largest independent museums in Britain.
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.
- Critical Approaches to Heritage
- Heritage Conservation Management
- Heritage Management Practice
- Heritage Interpretation
- Research Skills and Methods
- Assessed Study Week
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
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- You will need an Honours degree in a relevant subject, normally of an upper second-class standard, or equivalent.
- You do not have to have prior experience of the subject or of this mode of learning, but we would expect to see evidence of engagement with or enthusiasm about heritage in your personal statement.
International9250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA9250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
- UK/EU: 4,625 GBP per year
- Overseas: 4,625 GBP per year
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!