Taught course

World Heritage Studies

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

Entry requirements

A good (2:1 Hons) degree in a relevant subject, and/or relevant work experience.

Months of entry

September

Course content

World Heritage, both tangible and intangible, increasingly affects a significant proportion of the world’s population and is now an essential concept for all engaged in the protection, development and management of 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 (tangible and intangible), its natural forms and as cultural landscapes. 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. It is linked to the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage site, providing you with a unique academic experience and offering you access to unrivalled resources and over 25 years of management expertise.
As well as providing you with an excellent grounding for working in the heritage sector, the course offers ideal preparation for PhD study.
You will study five core modules:
  • Critical Approaches to World Heritage
  • Issues in World Heritage Management
  • Tourism Management at World Heritage Sites
  • World Heritage Case Study
  • Research Methods and Skills
You will also choose one optional module from a selection. Modules include:
  • Heritage Marketing
  • Heritage Interpretation
  • Heritage Conservation Management
  • Digital Cultures
The programme also features a visit to the World Heritage Centre at UNESCO, Paris, to learn directly of the challenges of linking the protection and conservation of Sites with present and future environmental, social and economic needs.
You will complete the MA with a 15,000-word dissertation on a topic of your choice, relevant to World Heritage.

Explore postgraduate study at Birmingham at one of our on-campus open days (Friday 4 March 2016). Register to attend at: www.birmingham.ac.uk/pgopendays

If you can’t make it to one of our on-campus open days, our virtual open days run regularly throughout the year. For more information, please visit: www.pg.bham.ac.uk

Fees and funding

UK students
£7,200 FT
International students
£14,850 FT

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Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate enquiry service
Email
postgraduate@contacts.bham.ac.uk
Phone
0121 414 5005