Taught course

Heritage Management (with Historical Royal Palaces)

Queen Mary, University of London · Business Management

Entry requirements

A good upper second class honours degree or equivalent in any subject.

Months of entry


Course content

The MA in Heritage Management is a new Master’s course arising out of the partnership of Historic Royal Palaces, a world-leading heritage organisation, and Queen Mary University of London.

The course has several significant features:

  • Practical work experience within Historic Royal Palaces giving you invaluable insider’s knowledge of the organisation and the opportunity to work alongside leading experts in heritage management. Historic Royal Palaces, a global leader in heritage management, is responsible for some of the most well-known and significant historical sites, including the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, Kensington Palace, Kew Palace, the Banqueting House, and Hillsborough Castle.
  • The course provides you with a thorough and advanced-level understanding of the theory and practice of heritage management by combining the disciplinary expertise and reputation of Queen Mary’s School of Business and Management with the professional and applied knowledge of specialists within Historic Royal Palaces.
  • Through the system of structured placements within HRP, teaching based at Queen Mary University London and Hampton Court Palace, Kensington Palace, and the Tower of London, you will gain comprehensive understanding of heritage organisations and be equipped to progress to a wide range of careers within the heritage sector.

The course welcomes applications from those with a strong undergraduate degree in disciplines related to heritage, including history, archaeology, humanities-based subjects. It is suitable for candidates in business or already engaged in heritage-related sectors who wish to advance their careers in the heritage sector. It also provides a suitable basis for anyone seeking to pursue an academic or research career in relation to heritage.

Information for international students

For students whose first language is not English, we shall require an IELTS 7.0 (with 6.0 in writing) or equivalent is required.

Fees and funding

Queen Mary alumni get a £1,000 discount on their fees. Find out more about the Alumni Loyalty Award.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

School of Business and Management
+44 (0) 20 7882 2166