World Heritage Conservation, M.Sc. | Part time online | University College Dublin | Ireland
M.Sc. Online

World Heritage Conservation

36 months
70 EUR/credit 2100 EUR/year
70 EUR/credit 2100 EUR/year
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The World Heritage Conservation programme at the University College Dublin is a part-time, online, distance learning course designed to equip you with current thinking and professional understanding of the UNESCO World Heritage Convention.


The World Heritage Conservation programme at the University College Dublin will provide you with the knowledge base, skills and confidence to address World Heritage issues and to advance your career in this field.

  • The only World Heritage Distance Learning course in Ireland and one of the first of its kind in the world
  • A multidisciplinary programme offering modules in natural and cultural heritage
  • Designed for professionals and motivated participants working in areas related to the nomination and conservation of World Heritage Sites
  • A part-time, online, distant learning course with an international focus on heritage conservation

Careers & Employability

With 190 States Parties to the World Heritage Convention, nearly a thousand properties inscribed on the World Heritage List and an expanding number of properties on the Tentative List, all of which face conservation challenges, there is a growing need for professionals who understand how the Convention operates in terms of nomination, monitoring, conservation reporting and mitigation of threats.

Reflecting the spirit of the Convention, to safeguard natural and cultural heritage through an integrated approach, this programme provides graduates with a unique multidisciplinary perspective addressing conservation issues of both natural and cultural heritage.

We give you the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to understand the working of the Convention and for decision making in areas related to the nomination and conservation of World Heritage properties.

Advancement in international conservation for managerial and policy positions in government, agencies, private practices and NGOs. The qualifications will contribute to career development for heritage custodians and stewards, ranging from national heritage and conservation officers to international conservation agencies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cultural Heritage Conservation
  • World Heritage Convention
  • Natural Heritage Conservation
  • Management Plan
  • Conservation Strategies
  • Sustainable Strategies

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 36 months

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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The programme is designed to accommodate applicants with a variety of academic qualifications including Archaeology, Architecture, Geography, Biology, Arts, Agriculture, Engineering, Environmental Science and Economics.
  • We welcome a diverse group of participants with a wide range of experience in different areas of cultural and natural heritage, to provide for a dynamic forum for discussion and interaction. Applicants are normally expected to have an honours university degree, or equivalent work experience.
  • If English is not your native language, proof of your proficiency in English will be required, unless you took your primary degree through English in an English speaking country. The minimum acceptable score on the TOEFL Internet Based Test is 100.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    2100 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 70 EUR per credit during 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2100 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 70 EUR per credit during 36 months.


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