Taught course

Heritage Studies

University of East London · School of Arts and Digital Industries - ADI

Entry requirements

Applicants are typically required to have at least a 2.2 degree in a cognate area of study, for example history, geography, history of art or museum studies. Mature applicants with a degree or with substantial professional experience may be considered for admission, on the basis of an interview and written test and/or portfolio of work.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Heritage Studies at the University of East London offers a flexible programme for students interested in engaging with advanced study at different points in their professional careers, at a modern London university which is an internationally recognised centre of research excellence. The programme is particularly focused on heritage in London and the interpretation of places which includes a deep theoretical and practical understanding of oral history and memory; it includes numerous opportunities to develop skills in digital media production; and a chance to explore heritage issues East London - one of the most diverse communities in the world from a multi-cultural perspective in a city with world class museum collections and heritage sites.

The MA is conducted within the vibrant research culture of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS). The School is internationally renowned and was awarded a 5 rating in both the 1996 and 2001 HEFCE Research Assessment Exercises and an "excellen"? in its last Teaching Quality Audit. In RAE 2008 the School of Humanities and Social Sciences confirmed its status as one of the UK's leading university departments for research in Communication, Cultural and Media Studies, with 20% of research in this area judged to be 'world-leading' and a further 60% internationally excellent, and a position of 7th from 47 in the national rankings. Outputs in historical studies were also ranked as world-leading. This is an exceptional profile in the modern university sector. Staff research is characterised by a commitment to interdisciplinary inquiry and draws on insights from across the arts, humanities, computing and social sciences. The School is home to a number of research centres and organises regular public seminars, lectures and international workshops and conferences at which postgraduate students are welcome.

UEL has one of the most diverse student bodies in the country. We strongly believe in an equality and diversity policy which states: Within a spirit of respecting difference, our equality and diversity policies promise equal treatment and opportunity for all regardless of gender, sexuality, race, colour, disability, religion, age, and ethnic or national origin. We call on all members of our community to make a personal commitment to these aims."

Information for international students

If English is not your first language we require that you demonstrate your English language skills by achieving an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


full time
8 months
part time
16 months


part time
8 months
full time
4 months

Course contact details

Applicant Enquiries
+44 (0) 208 223 3333
+44 (0) 208 223 2978