Taught course

World Heritage Studies

Institution
University of Birmingham · Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage
Qualifications
MA

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Entry requirements

We typically ask for an Honours degree in a relevant subject, normally of an upper second-class standard, or equivalent. You do not need to have prior experience of the subject, but we would expect to see evidence of engagement with or enthusiasm about heritage in your personal statement.

Students who do not hold a degree to the above standard but are able to demonstrate substantial relevant work experience are also invited to apply. Each application will be considered on a case by case basis.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Are you interested in developing your career in the heritage sector or at specific World Heritage Sites?

Delivered by the Ironbridge Centre for Heritage, this unique one-year programme is aimed at those who wish to acquire both a deeper understanding of the concepts and processes surrounding World Heritage in its cultural forms, its natural forms and as cultural landscapes.

World Heritage, both tangible and intangible, increasingly affects a significant proportion of the world’s population. It is now an essential concept for all engaged in the protection, development and management of heritage.

This course will provide you with necessary skills that will allow you to critically appraise and effectively manage World Heritage and its impacts in a sustainable manner. In addition it will allow you to take an informed position in policy debates regarding the implications of designation for local and national identities, community well-being and tourism and associated development.

The programme will draw upon international cases and practice and, being linked to the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site, it also draws upon over 30 years of heritage management expertise. You will benefit from access to an international network of researchers working with the key academic debates around the World Heritage designation.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate enquiry service
Phone
+44 (0)121 414 3344