Taught course

International Heritage Management and Consultancy

University of Exeter · History

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Entry requirements

Normally a 2:1 Honours degree in a relevant subject. We also welcome applications from industry professionals interested in the academic study of Heritage.

Months of entry


Course content

The MA in International Heritage Management and Consultancy offers a unique and innovative approach to the study of heritage. The programme adopts a global, interdisciplinary approach to considering why the past matters; how and why it is cared for in the present; and the ways in which it can inform the future. By using heritage as a lens through which to consider current global challenges such as climate change, conflict, and decolonisation, the MA will prepare you to compete in the growing field of heritage and consultancy. The course takes a future orientated and holistic approach to understanding and caring for the past, drawing upon cutting edge theory inspired by new developments in the field of critical heritage studies.

Based at our Penryn campus, this programme is convened by the Humanities department (History and English) and taught in collaboration with leading interdisciplinary researchers and industry specialists. This interdisciplinary approach gives you access to expertise from academics in The Business School, Politics, Law, Geography and Renewable Energies; enabling you to develop the skills relevant to real life consultancy. You will benefit from the way the course is enriched by links with our leading research centres for Environmental Arts and Humanities, and Environment and Sustainability.

The programme incorporates regular opportunities to visit and learn about heritage management in situ from on-site experts. You will benefit from the programmes proximity to unique heritage sites including UNESCO World Heritage sites, The Eden Project, and National Trust and English Heritage properties such as St Michaels Mount and Tintagel Castle, as well as museums of national standing such as the National Maritime Museum Cornwall. In addition, the International Field Course offers a unique and exciting opportunity to put theory into practice in a non-UK context. It will immerse you in an experience that explores competing agendas among heritage, industry, government, environment, and local and source communities, raising questions of ownership, different cultural approaches to heritage management, and the importance of balancing economic, environmental and cultural needs.

Information for international students

If you are an international student, please visit our international equivalency pages to enable you to see if your existing academic qualifications meet our entry requirements.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic)

Overall score 6.5. No less than 6.0 in any section.


Overall score 90 with minimum scores of 21 for writing, 21 for listening, 22 for reading and 23 for speaking.

Pearson Test of English (Academic)

58 with no less than 55 in all communicative skills.

Fees and funding

UK students
£10,250 (full-time)
International students
£18,500 (full-time)

We are delighted to offer Global Excellence Scholarships for students of outstanding academic quality applying to postgraduate Taught programmes starting in Autumn 2020.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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