You will benefit from the ICH’s interdisciplinary approach, with the opportunity to carry out research in all aspects of cultural heritage, heritage management and related areas.
We offer two postgraduate research-only programmes, whether you are looking to complete your academic studies with a PhD or pursue your research at Masters level. Find out more about what to expect from a PhD and MA by Research.
PhD Study as a Visiting Scholar - Researchers undertaking PhDs from universities elsewhere in the world are able to spend short periods of time at the ICH through our Visiting Scholar’s Programme.
The Cultural Heritage (On-Campus or by Distance Learning) programme from University of Birmingham will provide excellent preparation for your future career, but this can also be enhanced by a range of employability support services offered by the University and the College of Arts and Law.
The University's Careers Network provides expert guidance and activities especially for postgraduates, which will help you achieve your career goals. The College of Arts and Law also has a dedicated careers and employability team who offer tailored advice and a programme of College-specific careers events.
You will be encouraged to make the most of your postgraduate experience and will have the opportunity to:
- Receive one-to-one careers advice, including guidance on your job applications, writing your CV and improving your interview technique, whether you are looking for a career inside or outside of academia
- Meet employers face-to-face at on-campus recruitment fairs and employer presentations
- Attend an annual programme of careers fairs, skills workshops and conferences, including bespoke events for postgraduates in the College of Arts and Law
- Take part in a range of activities to demonstrate your knowledge and skills to potential employers and enhance your CV
- World Heritage
- Understanding Intangible Cultural Heritage
- Valuing Heritage
- Tourism and Cultural Change
- Heritages of Conflict
- Industrial Heritage Futures
- Imagined and Mediated Pasts
- Histories of Heritage
- Heritage Policy
- Trans-Atlantic Dialogues in Cultural Heritage
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApplication deadline not specified.
- Apply before
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Our requirements for postgraduate research are dependent on the type of programme you are applying for:
- For MRes and MA by Research programmes, entry to our programmes usually requires a good (normally a 2:1 or above) Honours degree, or an equivalent qualification if you were educated outside the UK, usually in a relevant area.
- Applicants for a PhD will also need to hold a Masters qualification at Merit level or above (or its international equivalent), usually in a relevant area.
Any academic and professional qualifications or relevant professional experience you may have are normally taken into account, and in some cases, form an integral part of the entrance requirements.If you are applying for distance learning research programmes, you will also be required to demonstrate that you have the time, commitment, facilities and experience to study by distance learning.
International19800 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 19800 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
National4565 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4565 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
- UK: £2,283 part-time
- International: £9,900 part-time (distance learning only)
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