Taught course

Sustainable Heritage Management

University of Liverpool · School of Architecture

Entry requirements

An upper second-class (2:i) Bachelor's degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard is required, in Architecture, Archaeology, Arts, Landscape Architecture, Urban Design, Civil/Structural Engineering, Project Management, Quantity Surveying, History, or related subjects.

Work experience of a minimum of 2 years is desirable. Applicants with degrees of a lower classification but with considerable senior-level professional experience may also be accepted, and for applicants without a first degree or full professional membership, but with relevant and substantial work experience in the field, a special qualifying examination/interview may be set.

Months of entry


Course content

This course is fully recognised by the Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC) – the UK's leading body for building conservation practitioners and historic environment experts – and covers its areas of competence. The programme also follows the education guidelines of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), UNESCO and Council of Europe requirements. You can apply for full IHBC membership after 2 years of professional experience, as opposed to 5 years.

The MA in Sustainable Heritage Management provides the interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary skills and knowledge needed to master aspects of sustainable heritage management theory and practice. You will have the opportunity to gain practical experience with heritage sector professionals – through placements in the UK and abroad; and working in partnership with different heritage organisations, researchers and specialists – and to develop essential skills and knowledge for current careers in heritage sectors. Thus, it provides a good grounding for those intending to proceed to doctoral research or to work in practice.

The programme is developed and taught by leading heritage academics and practitioners, the interests of whom are extremely diverse and encompass heritage studies and management at all levels and in different regions (e.g. the UK, Europe, Middle East and North Africa, India and China). This means that you will have the chance to build expertise in areas that most interest them.

The structure of the MA and its learning, teaching and assessment activities will challenge you to think about the meanings of heritage and frame sustainable heritage management in its architectural, urban, social, political, scientific and economic contexts. You will have the chance to apply learning through a range of research and practice-based projects with a wide range of regional, national and international partners.

Fees and funding

UK students
See https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-taught/taught/sustainable-heritage-management-ma/fees/
International students
See https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-taught/taught/sustainable-heritage-management-ma/fees/

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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