Taught course

Heritage and Interpretation

University of Leicester · Department of Museum Studies

Entry requirements

Applicants require either a first class or second class degree (which can be in any subject area) or be able to demonstrate equivalent skills and aptitudes through the possession of a professional or vocational qualification and/or the accrual of relevant work experiences. Relevant experience can come from a wide spectrum of work or voluntary environments but clear evidence of this experience must be provided.

Months of entry

April, October

Course content

This degree will provide you with the skills and knowledge to shape, manage and interpret heritage sites and objects and become an effective, critical and creative heritage professional.

You will look in-depth at the processes of heritage making, the politics and uses of heritage across the world, and the concepts, theories and creative practice of heritage interpretation.

This course will develop your critical and creative thinking skills and encourage you to engage with the literature, case examples and with other students whilst reflecting on your own heritage and interpretation interests and experiences.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA/MSc
    18-24 months
      distance learning
      18-24 months
      • PGDip
        18-24 months
          distance learning
          18-24 months

          Course contact details

          Distance Learning Team
          +44 (0)116 252 2903