Taught course

Cultural Heritage Management

Northumbria University · Faculty of Arts, Design and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

Candidates should possess one of the following: a degree in an arts related area; a degree in a non-arts related area with a proven interest in an art form or aspects of cultural management and/or considerable relevant work experience.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The MA Cultural Heritage Management explores contemporary cultural and social relationships with the past. The protection of memories, customs, practices, objects, artistic expressions and values of people and places - for the benefit of present and future generations - provides a critical context for considering the management of sites and resources devoted to the preservation of cultural heritage.

The MA offers an innovative approach to creative and cultural leadership, including operational and strategic management with a specialist focus. The programme offers professional development at a high level, encouraging learners to critically reflect on policies, procedures and practices informed by theory, considering audience engagement and development, income generation, customers and consumers. Innovative partnerships with cultural organisations provide practical opportunities.

The programme explores heritage sector-specific principles, policies, institutions and practices, and provides training in essential heritage management skills.

Information for international students

Students whose first language is not English must have an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum score in each component of 5.5. Pearson Academic score of 62 (or above) with a minimum score in each component of Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking of 51

Qualification and course duration


full time
12/18 months
distance learning
24/28 months
part time
24/28 months

Course contact details

Admissions Office
0191 227 4444