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
The programme draws upon cutting edge theory and 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 PgDip will prepare you to compete in the growing field of heritage and consultancy.
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 heritage contexts; complete work-based placements; and build sector relevant networks, all vital to future employment.
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 from across the University; enabling you to develop the skills relevant to real life consultancy.
You will additionally benefit from the way the course is enriched by an Industry Advisory Group, keeping our programme responsive to relevant heritage sector developments, and from our links with leading research centres for Environmental Arts and Humanities, and Environment and Sustainability.
The programme incorporates regular opportunities to visit local heritage sites and an inclusive international field trip to Vancouver, Canada*, allowing you to learn first-hand about heritage management from on-site experts.
* Flights and accommodation included in the cost of your PgDip
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
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
Postgraduate loans of up to £10,609 are now available for Masters degrees. Find out more about eligibility and how to apply.
We are delighted to offer Global Excellence Scholarships for students of outstanding academic quality applying to postgraduate Taught programmes starting in Autumn 2020.
Learn more at the fees and funding page.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time12 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Taught Postgraduate Admissions