12 months
19000 GBP/year
9500 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Sustainable Heritage Management programme from University of Liverpool provides the interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary skills and knowledge needed to master aspects of sustainable heritage management theory and practice. 

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You will have the opportunity to gain practical experience with heritage sector professionals – through placements in the UK and abroad; and working in partnership with different heritage organisations, researchers and specialists – and to develop essential skills and knowledge for current careers in heritage sectors. Thus, it provides a good grounding for those intending to proceed to doctoral research or to work in practice.

The Sustainable Heritage Management programme from University of Liverpool is developed and taught by leading heritage academics and practitioners, the interests of whom are extremely diverse and encompass heritage studies and management at all levels and in different regions (e.g. the UK, Europe, Middle East and North Africa, India and China). This means that you will have the chance to build expertise in areas that most interest them.

The structure of the MA and its learning, teaching and assessment activities will challenge you to think about the meanings of heritage and frame sustainable heritage management in its architectural, urban, social, political, scientific and economic contexts. You will have the chance to apply learning through a range of research and practice-based projects with a wide range of regional, national and international partners.

Career prospects

The breadth of this degree widens the spectrum of employment opportunities. This MA is designed to meet the training requirements to equip you with the skills and knowledge for further study towards an MPhil/PhD. Additionally, full recognition by the IHBC – the principal body representing conservation professionals in the UK – and placement opportunities enhance your ability and profile to work in a wide range of professional roles.

Recent graduates of similar programmes have gone on to work in the heritage policy field and/or project related-areas for national and international organisations. Therefore, you will have a wide range of potential career pathways, including, but not limited to, conservation officer, conservation architect, heritage consultant, building surveyor, or heritage crafts. You will have the opportunity to work in UK government agencies: Historic Scotland, English Heritage, CadW and the Environment and Heritage Service in Northern Ireland, or work internationally for heritage organisations in their respective countries and for international heritage charities such as UNESCO, ICOMOS, Council of Europe and ICCROM.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Heritage Perspectives and Policies 
  • Heritage Management: Approaches and Methods 
  • Heritage Management and Sustainable Development
  • Research Methodology 
  • Thesis : Dissertation
  • Thesis: Research By Design
  • Architectural and Urban Forms of the Islamic World 
  • Heritage Documentation, Digitization and Presentation
  • Professional Placement 
  • Architectural Theories From 1900 to the Present

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

There are no strict application deadlines but applicants are encouraged to apply in good time, particularly if they require visas or have special requirements.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

An upper second-class (2:i) Bachelor's degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard is required, in Architecture, Archaeology, Arts, Landscape Architecture, Urban Design, Civil/Structural Engineering, Project Management, Quantity Surveying, History, or related subjects. Work experience of a minimum of 2 years is desirable. Applicants with degrees of a lower classification but with considerable senior-level professional experience may also be accepted, and for applicants without a first degree or full professional membership, but with relevant and substantial work experience in the field, a special qualifying examination/interview may be set – details can be obtained from Dr Ataa Alsalloum, Programme Director.

Tuition Fee

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    19000 GBP/year
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  • National

    9500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9500 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Liverpool

556 - 1035 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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