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 PGCert 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.

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 and Geography; 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.

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, National Trust and English Heritage properties such as St Michaels Mount and Tintagel Castle, as well as museums of national standing such as National Maritime Museum Cornwall.

This programme aims to equip you with the skills required to enter a diverse range of related fields, from heritage management to consultancy roles with non-governmental organisations (NGOs) or multinational businesses. You will gain theoretical and methodological training; experience the challenge of practical problem-based learning; have access to professionals in the field; gain hands-on expertise in-situ across different contexts and build sector relevant networks vital to future employment.

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
International students

Learn more at the fees and funding page.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

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