Students are introduced to theoretical issues involved in cultural heritage and develop a critical understanding of the social and political context in which the processes for managing cultural heritage operate.
The flexible Cultural Heritage Studies programme offered at the University College (UCL) London structure allows students to design a theoretically based or practically based degree depending on each individual's needs and interests.
Recent graduates of this programme have gone on to work in policy areas and project areas for national and international organisations, such as English Heritage, the National Trust, ICOMOS and UNESCO.
They have also worked in development control, consultancies (such as Atkins Global), and in museums, site interpretation and education. Many students have also gone on to further research in academic institutions around the world, such as Stanford, Athens and Leiden, or here at UCL.
Graduates have a critical understanding of both the theoretical and operational aspects of heritage and its use of the past to enrich the present for the public.
The interdisciplinary nature of cultural heritage studies leads to creativity and initiative. Graduates are highly motivated and articulate.
They have an acute awareness of the moral and ethical issues that are inherent in cultural heritage which contributes to skilful negotiation of contested matters. These abilities are valued by employers and heritage agencies and contribute to innovative exhibitions, educational activities, public programming and policy and strategy development.
The breadth of the degree widens the spectrum of employment opportunities.
- Critical Perspectives on Cultural Heritage
- Cultural Heritage, Globalisation and Development
- African Heritage
- Antiquities and the Law
- Archaeology and Education
- Archaeologies of Modern Conflict
- Archaeologies of the Modern World
- Comparative Archaeologies of the Americas I: First Peoples to Emerging Complexity
- Cultural Memory
- Heritage Ethics & Archaeological Practice in the Middle East and Mediterranean
- Managing Archaeological Sites
- Managing Museums
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesHistory General Studies & Classics Literature View 420 other Masters in Literature in United Kingdom
- A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree in a relevant subject from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.
International26600 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 26600 GBP per year during 12 months.
National12900 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 12900 GBP per year during 12 months.
- UK: £6,450
- International: £13,300
Living costs for London
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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