Taught course

Heritage Evidence, Foresight and Policy

UCL - University College London · Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources

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Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard is required.

If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.

The English language level for this programme is: Standard.

Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.

Pre-Master's and Pre-sessional English

UCL Pre-Master's and Pre-sessional English courses are for international students who are aiming to study for a postgraduate degree at UCL. The courses will develop your academic English and academic skills required to succeed at postgraduate level. International Preparation Courses

Months of entry


Course content

Heritage is about the future of what matters, protecting objects and practices that have meaning for communities and society for future generations. But in the face of immense social and planetary change, what future are we facing and how do the choices we make help to shape it? This Master’s degree equips heritage practitioners and policy professionals to think critically and strategically about the long-term futures of what society values.

The Heritage Evidence, Foresight and Policy MSc at UCL is the first of its kind, combing and deep understanding of social value with long-term perspectives to make critical decisions on what is maintained for future generations and how. Whilst learning an array of foresight techniques, you will also engage with broader theoretical and methodological resources to think critically about the future and how strategic foresight can be employed in heritage policy decisions.

The Institute was awarded the Europa Nostra Grand Prix for Research – a highly regarded prize in the field of heritage science research – in 2010.

We are part of The Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources – home to specialist institutes in energy, environment, resources and heritage. The Bartlett is the UK's largest multidisciplinary Faculty of the Built Environment, bringing together an array of scientific and professional specialisms to research, understand, design, construct and operate the built environment of the future. The QS World University Rankings (2021) ranks The Bartlett, our faculty, as #1 for Architecture/Built Environment studies in the UK and #2 in the World.

Fees and funding

Please see UCL website for full information about fees and costs for this programme.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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


Teaching takes place in two-week blocks, to allow students to manage professional and family commitments, and to enable a variety of teaching formats, from lectures to workshops and collaborative research. Over the course of the programme you will produce academic essays, policy reports, future scenarios, and artefacts for a speculative design exhibition.

Course contact details

+44 (0) 20 3370 1214