Taught course

International Heritage Management and Consultancy

University of Exeter · History

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 MRes 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. The taught modules consider current global challenges such as climate change, conflict, and decolonisation through the lens of heritage; adopting a future-orientated and holistic approach to understanding and caring for the past.

The 30,000 word dissertation provides an opportunity to conduct substantial independent research into a heritage topic, in line with your individual interests. As well as an opportunity to develop specific expertise in an area of your choice, the MRes is also an excellent preparation for PhD study. You will receive theoretical and methodological training and acquire skills in designing and conducting a large-scale independent research project.

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. The course is further enriched by complementary links with the research conducted by the University of Exeter’s Centre for Environmental Arts and Humanities and the Environment and Sustainability Institute, which are both based on the Penryn campus.

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

We are delighted to offer Global Excellence Scholarships for students of outstanding academic quality applying to postgraduate Taught programmes starting in autumn 2018.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Taught Postgraduate Admissions