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About

MA Heritage Theory and Practice at University of Plymouth is intended for graduates and professionals focused on a career in heritage. You will explore current principles and practices in the management and curation of heritage sites and museums including interpretation and community engagement.

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Overview

You will also engage with concepts and approaches in contemporary heritage theory and, importantly, how theory can relate to practice. During the MA Heritage Theory and Practice  degree at University of Plymouth , you will take part in ‘live’ projects with one of our heritage partners and be eligible for a heritage work placement.

Key Features:

  • Study Heritage at Plymouth and work on ‘live’ projects with one of our heritage partners including the National Trust, Powderham Castle, The Box, The Elizabethan House.
  • Explore the connections between theory and practice in contemporary issues such as equality, diversity and inclusion.
  • Be part of the team of Plymouth Heritage Praxis, the University of Plymouth’s highly successful heritage engagement unit.
  • Be taught by world leading academic experts and heritage professionals.
  • Explore the emerging field of digital heritage, producing your own online content for our 'Digital History Project'.
  • Showcase your research and professional practice skills with the option of a dissertation directly linked to the development of one our partner heritage sites or museums.
  • Participate in a work placement with one of our national and regional heritage organisations.
  • MA Heritage Theory and Practice is designed for a range of applicants including recent graduates and those with a professional background in heritage looking for a postgraduate qualification as part of their professional development.

Careers with this subject:

Graduates have gone on to careers with heritage organisations and museums including the National Trust and The Box.

MA Heritage is also a popular part-time choice for people already working within the heritage sector as part of their personal development plans.

Programme Structure

Core modules

  • Public History

  • MA History Dissertation

  • Critical Heritage

  • Heritage Practice

  • Display and Interpretation

  • Remembering the Past, Talking History: Oral History & Memory Studies

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Most of our taught programmes begin in September. Applications can usually be made throughout the year, and are considered until programmes are full. 

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Required

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An honours degree in heritage, history or a related subject, or a professional qualification recognised as being equivalent to a degree. 
  • Or an ordinary degree, foundation degree, higher national diploma or university diploma, accompanied by substantial experience in an appropriate field. References from previous university, employer or similar.
  • We are happy to chat to prospective applicants about their qualifications and suitability for this programme – so please do get in touch. 
  • If you possess overseas qualifications you can check their comparability with the UK equivalent through UK NARIC, who provide an advisory service. International students: IELTS score of 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in each element).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15700 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    8300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8300 GBP per year during 12 months.

Part time (Home) - £450 per 10 credits.

Living costs for Plymouth

731 - 1387 GBP /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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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