Taught course

Heritage and Public History

Newman University · Department of History

Entry requirements

Good relevant first degree (2.2 or above).

Months of entry


Course content

In partnership with Black Country Living Museum and Dudley Archives Service, Newman is offering a unique programme to enable those working in the heritage sector, or seeking to enter the heritage sector after graduation, to gain a relevant qualification delivered by a History department that has consistently achieved exceptionally high scores in National Student Surveys. The course includes substantial practical experience at heritage sites and will be delivered by professionals working in the sector.

What does the course cover?

Drawing on a wide range of academic and professional expertise, this course will provide you with the skills and tools of understanding to deliver high quality and professional heritage projects. By arming you with an extensive body of expertise in collections management, conservation, public history, visitor experience and sustainability, the course will enable you to become an effective and successful professional capable of making a significant contribution to the sector.


Assessment will be through a series of theoretical and practical tasks designed in collaboration with professionals working in the heritage sector. There will be no exam element to this course.


The course will run on one afternoon a week over 9 months, with 4 to 5 Saturday sessions. The first module and the Saturday sessions will be taught at Newman University and all other sessions will take place at Black Country Living Museum and Dudley Archives.

Fees and funding

UK students

Qualification and course duration


part time
9 months

Course contact details

Dr Ian Cawood
0121 476 1181
0212 476 1196