Taught course

Heritage and Interpretation

University of Leicester · Department of Museum Studies

Entry requirements

A first or second class degree. Additionally you must also be able to demonstrate an engagement with or commitment to museums, galleries or heritage organisations. It is also helpful for you to provide evidence of relevant experience in the museum, gallery or heritage sector or appropriate transferable skills. We will consider applications from candidates without a degree where you are able to evidence significant relevant work experience normally involving research skills, professional publication or senior management responsibilities in place of a degree.

Months of entry

October, April

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.

Information for international students

This course is global in outlook. It includes international case studies and encourages students to draw on their own experience and observations in the country of residence. IELTS 6.5 or equivalent is required if English is not your first language.

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
24 months


distance learning
18 months

Course contact details

Distance Learning Team
+44 (0)116 252 5365