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Archaeological and Heritage Practice

12 months
12240 GBP/year
8160 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Archaeological and Heritage Practice from Royal Agricultural University is about the discovery, investigation, recording and interpretation of that past. 

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The  Archaeological and Heritage Practice from Royal Agricultural University  is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills to work effectively in applied Archaeology and Heritage across the commercial, charitable and governmental heritage sector.

Designed in collaboration with professional archaeologists and heritage managers, and with tutors drawn from across industry and academia, this course provides a distinctive and balanced insight into the operation of the heritage sector while helping you identify and gain the knowledge and transferable skills which will boost your career. 


Career prospects include:

  • Archaeological, Heritage and Environmental Consultancy
  • Governmental Heritage agencies such as Historic England, Historic Scotland and Cadw
  • Charitable Trusts such as the National Trust, English Heritage and the Canal & River Trust
  • Local Government Heritage Roles
  • Education
  • Heritage based regeneration and tourism

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Archaeology from the Earth: A Pragmatic Approach to Practice
  • The Challenge of Change: Planning Law and Integrated Historic Environment Management
  • Historic Environment Research: Design, Methodology & Management
  • Project Management & Leadership in the Heritage Sector
  • Dissertation or a Professional Product such as a consultancy report

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

However, it is recommended that you apply as early as possible.




180 alternative credits


On Campus

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.
Lower Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated 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.
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).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants should usually possess a degree in subject areas related to heritage, archaeology, history, land management, planning or geography at Lower Second (2.2) or higher. 
  • If you have no formal qualifications it may also be possible to join the programme based on extensive relevant work experience corresponding in level to a relevant undergraduate honours degree. In all cases entry is subject to a satisfactory interview either in person or via Skype/Zoom or similar platforms.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12240 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12240 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8160 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8160 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.


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Archaeological and Heritage Practice
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