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Culture, Heritage and Leisure Management

London Metropolitan University · Guildhall School of Business and Law

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Entry requirements

You'll be required to have:

  • a minimum of a lower second-class (2.2) honours degree in arts, heritage, leisure, tourism, marketing or business management (or equivalent international qualification).
  • an IELTs score of 6.0 as standard.

For mature applicants without a degree you may be considered on merit of 2+ years appropriate work experience and other professional development or professional qualifications. Please remember to include reference letters and an up to date CV on your application.

Months of entry


Course content

Why study this course?

Explore the connections between heritage, culture, events and business management on this master’s degree designed to help develop your skills and competencies in this industry.

You’ll study in London, one of the world’s most dynamic cities for cultural attractions and heritage venues, which is also home to thousands of events every year.

More about this course

This course won’t just develop your subject knowledge of culture and heritage. It will also give you the opportunity to apply this knowledge through topical, real world case studies and by adopting a practitioner’s approach.

Practical training elements, research projects and academic concepts will provide you with a broad understanding of this sector. You’ll learn how to solve complex problems, develop strategies and enhance your personal and professional skills.

Our Culture, Heritage and Leisure Management course will help prepare you for a graduate role in various venues, event organisations, charities, government organisations, or to work on a consultancy basis.

You’ll be taught by a team of highly knowledgeable lecturers with years of contextual business and commercial experience who understand the trends and issues facing this sector.

It’s also possible for you to study a PG Diploma and a PG Certificate version of this course if you are short of time for the full master’s degree or if you prefer to take a short course type approach. These qualifications don’t hold the same academic weighting as a master’s degree, but can be looked at as more of a CPD style qualification for people already working in the industry.


You’ll be assessed through a variety of methods including coursework, reports, essays, case studies, presentations, portfolios, proposals and a business consultancy project.

Information for international students

To study a degree at London Met, you must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. If you require a Student visa you may need to provide the results of a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.

If you need (or wish) to improve your English before starting your degree, the University offers a Pre-sessional Academic English course to help you build your confidence and reach the level of English you require.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGCert
    full time
    4 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    8 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    full time
    8 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    16 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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