Applied Heritage Studies
Our MA Applied Heritage Studies course offers critical enquiry of, and practical engagement with, the increasingly diverse heritage sector.
As the heritage sector transforms, with an increasingly diverse range of agencies and organisations drawing on the past and mobilising it in different ways, this course combines critical enquiry with practical experience to understand and engage with the changing dynamics of the sector.
Why study with us
- We have good connections with industry specialists from a variety of heritage institutions and providers across the region, who have helped design the programme.
- We examine community-based heritage, as well as institutional providers.
- While broad in scope, there is particular emphasis on community engagement, digital heritage and heritage in the creative industries.
What you'll do
- A central feature of the course is a work placement, where you’ll have the opportunity to experience a heritage setting from within.
- You’ll have the opportunity to design and develop a project in liaison with an external organisation.
- There is a series of site visits and talks by industry specialists.
This course is taught face-to-face at one of our UK campuses.
Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.
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The course is intended for those planning a career in heritage, and for those already working in the sector.
For the former, it allows the development of insights and practical skills to plan a route into the sector.
For the latter, it enables professional development through skills enhancement and location of specific experience within a wider context. PhD routes are also available.
Fees and Funding
Scholarships and Bursaries
We have a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.
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This course is based in the School of Humanities, Language & Global Studies located in the Faculty of Culture and Creative Industries
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