Postgraduate Diploma On Campus

World Heritage Management

12 months
13670 EUR/year
7620 EUR/year
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The Graduate Diploma in World Heritage Management from University College Dublin builds on knowledge and skills gained in the first year, developing more comprehensive knowledge and further specialisation in World Heritage Conservation.


It will provide you with the knowledge base, skills and confidence to address World Heritage issues and to advance your career in this field.

The Graduate Certificate (1-year, 30 credits) will give you a competitive advantage as a heritage professional working on projects relating to World Heritage properties and heritage conservation in general.

The Graduate Diploma (2-year, 60 credits) builds on knowledge and skills gained in the first year, developing more comprehensive knowledge and further specialisation in World Heritage Management. These courses in World Heritage Conservation from the University College Dublin are accessible to people from around the world, providing a flexible learning environment for professionals, decision makers, NGOs and other interested parties working in areas related to the nomination, monitoring and conservation of World Heritage properties. Distance learning makes the world your classroom!


Career opportunities include 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

  • This course will introduce you to the science that underpins the practice of heritage protection. 
  • Through independent learning, project work and discussion forums you will receive a comprehensive curriculum designed to provide you with knowledge and understanding of world heritage conservation and its relevance for sustainable development. 
  • Topics will include the World Heritage Convention and international strategies for conservation, cultural heritage and biodiversity, endangered heritage and sustainable development as well as an exploration of management plans and best practice case studies for the diploma students.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • Applications are assessed on a rolling basis and courses will close once they are filled.




On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants are normally expected to have a minimum of a lower second class honours degree or the international equivalent. However, in special circumstances, relevant work experience may be taken into account.
  • Applicants with diverse academic backgrounds including Archaeology, Architecture, Geography, Biology, Arts, Agriculture, Engineering and Economics will be considered.
  • Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0 in each element), or equivalent.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13670 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13670 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7620 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7620 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Dublin

1100 - 1800 EUR /month
Living costs

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


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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