Global Heritage, M.A. | Bangor University | Bangor, United Kingdom
12 months
17000 GBP/year
8250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Global Heritage programme at Bangor University explores and evaluates national and international measures and mechanisms that seek to manage and protect tangible and intangible heritage.

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Students gain a critical understanding of World Heritage Sites – the nomination process, management, and forward planning: particular emphasis is placed on sustainable tourism and the need to engage local communities in their heritage. The role of cultural heritage within past and contemporary societies forms a key element of the Global Heritage programme at Bangor University  and students are introduced to a range of issues central to current debates on the definition, diversity, and contested nature of heritage on a global and national scale.

Embedded in this Global Heritage MA is a strong training element to enhance career prospects. Workshops are provided on public history (approaches and community engagement; oral history (techniques and ethics); digital heritage sources; writing for the media; and heritage project management – all valuable transferable skills for employment in the heritage sector. The close proximity to Bangor University of two UNESCO World Heritage Sites – ‘Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd’ and the newly inscribed ‘Slate Industries of North Wales’ is an asset to this programme and provide case study opportunities for students.


Students graduating with a Global Heritage MA are well-placed to embark on careers in tourism, heritage management, curation, community support and administration, and outreach education.  More broadly, graduates can enter a wide range of employment which require skills of communication, analysis, and an understanding of human nature.  These include teaching, researching, management and administration.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Cultural Heritage
  • Research Skills 
  • Dissertation 
  • Work Placement 
  • Country House Life 
  • Nationalism and Minorities 

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

The University will accept applications throughout the year, but we would generally advise that you send in your application form by the end of June (for September intake) or the end of October (for January intake).


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180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

English requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum 2.ii undergraduate degree or equivalent in a relevant subject area (e.g. History, Heritage, Archaeology, Literary Studies, Medieval Studies/Literature, English Literature, Social Sciences, American Studies, Law).
  • Applicants with equivalent qualifications and/or relevant heritage industry experience and applications from working professionals with non-graduate qualifications will be considered on an individual basis.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17000 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    8250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8250 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Bangor

660 - 1140 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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