12 months
12240 GBP/year
8160 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Historic Environment Management from Royal Agricultural University is concerned with the ways in which inheritance can be explored, protected, conserved, stewarded, interpreted, sensitively re-purposed and re-used.

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The  Historic Environment Management from Royal Agricultural University  is also about reconciling the conflicts which arise from different stakeholders’ views of heritage, its uses and its future. You will develop people and management skills as well as skills around heritage itself, helping to give the past a sustainable future.

This programme builds a robust philosophical, theoretical and ethical framework while developing critical awareness of the practice of conservation and stewardship in the UK and internationally. 


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
  • Community heritage projects
  • Heritage based regeneration and tourism

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Present Past: The Idea of Heritage
  • The Challenge of Change: Planning Law and Integrated Historic Environment Management
  • Historic Environment Research: Design, Methodology & Management
  • Project Management & Leadership in the Heritage Sector
  • Building Heritage Organisations: Vision, Strategy, Governance & Financial Management
  • Working with People & Communities: Engaging and Managing Staff, Volunteers & Supporters
  • Dissertation or Professional Product

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines




180 alternative credits


On Campus, 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.
Lower Second Class

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).

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 an 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.


The University offers a range of generous fee waivers and bursaries. 

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Historic Environment Management
Royal Agricultural University