Taught course

Heritage Management

Bath Spa University · School of Humanities and Cultural Industries

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Entry requirements

Applicants will normally have a good first degree (2.1 or above) in any academic subject. Applicants without a first degree may be considered if they can demonstrate considerable relevant experience; they may be asked to attend an interview. For more information please contact our admissions team or telephone 01225 876180.

Months of entry


Course content

  • Developed and taught by leading heritage practitioners.
  • A chance to build expertise in areas that most interest you.
  • Opportunities to work in partnership with major heritage organisations, specialists and researchers.

The physical remains of our past – buildings, landscapes, city streets, archives, artefacts and archaeological sites – along with the intangible associations of tradition, language and memory continue to shape our lives. But the ways we understand and manage ‘heritage’ are changing rapidly.

We’ll challenge you to think about what this means, help you to set heritage management in its social, political and economic context, and offer you the chance to apply your growing understanding through a range of research and practice-based projects with our regional, national and international partners.

You’ll explore how heritage sites are managed, presented and explained, and consider their value beyond something to see or a place to visit. The course combines a strong conceptual basis for the study of heritage with the opportunity to develop professional skills and insights.

Career opportunities

Careers in the heritage sector include collections management; education and learning; exhibition planning and implementation; community engagement and outreach; and marketing and fundraising. We also cater for people interested in the voluntary sector, social enterprises, fundraising, and a wide range of administrative and management roles.

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

UK students
International students

For more information on funding please refer to our website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    part time
    18 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    9 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGCert
    full time
    4 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

01225 876180