Taught course

World Heritage Studies

University of Birmingham · Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage

Entry requirements

You will need an Honours degree in a relevant subject, normally of an upper second-class standard, or equivalent.

Months of entry


Course content

This unique programme aims to provide you with a deeper understanding of the concept of World Heritage, how Sites are inscribed, managed and the implications of designation on issues relating to communities, tourism and identities.

The programme will draw upon international cases and practice and also upon the 30 years of experience of managing the World Heritage Site of Ironbridge. You will benefit from access to an international network of researchers working with the key academic debates around the World Heritage designation.

This programme is also available to study full-time on campus at the University of Birmingham. For more information, see World Heritage Studies MA.

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
24 months

Course contact details

Dr Helle Jørgensen