Taught course

Heritage Theory and Practice

Institution
University of Plymouth · Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business
Qualifications
MA

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Entry requirements

An honours degree in heritage, history or a related subject, or a professional qualification recognised as being equivalent to a degree.

Or an ordinary degree, foundation degree, higher national diploma or university diploma, accompanied by substantial experience in an appropriate field. References from previous university, employer or similar.

We are happy to chat to prospective applicants about their qualifications and suitability for this programme – so please do get in touch.

Months of entry

September

Course content

MA Heritage Theory and Practice is intended for graduates and professionals focused on a career in heritage. You will explore current principles and practices in the management and curation of heritage sites and museums including interpretation and community engagement.

You will also engage with concepts and approaches in contemporary heritage theory and, importantly, how theory can relate to practice. During the degree, you will take part in ‘live’ projects with one of our heritage partners and be eligible for a heritage work placement.

Key features

  • Study Heritage at Plymouth and work on ‘live’ projects with one of our heritage partners including the National Trust, Powderham Castle, The Box, The Elizabethan House.
  • Explore the connections between theory and practice in contemporary issues such as equality, diversity and inclusion.
  • Be part of the team of Plymouth Heritage Praxis, the University of Plymouth’s highly successful heritage engagement unit.
  • Be taught by world leading academic experts and heritage professionals.
  • Explore the emerging field of digital heritage, producing your own online content for our 'Digital History Project'.
  • Showcase your research and professional practice skills with the option of a dissertation directly linked to the development of one our partner heritage sites or museums.
  • Participate in a work placement with one of our national and regional heritage organisations.
  • MA Heritage Theory and Practice is designed for a range of applicants including recent graduates and those with a professional background in heritage looking for a postgraduate qualification as part of their professional development.

Information for international students

If you possess overseas qualifications you can check their comparability with the UK equivalent through Ecctis who provide an advisory service. International students: IELTS score of 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in each element).

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions
Email
admissions@plymouth.ac.uk