Taught course

Cultural Heritage Studies

University of Southampton · Archaeology

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Entry requirements

First or upper second class honours degree in any subject that has included assessed written academic work from a UK university in an appropriate subject or equivalent overseas/ professional qualification approved by the University in an appropriate subject.

Months of entry


Course content

The heritage industry is a major and growing contributor to the global economy, employing increasing numbers of graduates and postgraduates in a wide variety of heritage related fields. This programme is a pathways-based MA, aimed to cover the many facets of cultural heritage from the tangible built environment and archaeological record to the intangible heritage of art, film and literature, and includes both terrestrial and maritime heritage. There is a strong emphasis on the development of skills and specialisms in Heritage and Museums, Heritage and Public History, and Heritage and The Arts. You may choose to focus on one of these areas, or alternatively you may prefer to acquire a broad range of skills across these specialisms. The course will cover the theoretical frameworks and practical considerations of tangible and intangible heritage from global to local perspectives with opportunities to acquire practical knowledge of the sector through field trips, engagement with practitioners and the opportunity to apply for a placement with one of our heritage partners.

Information for international students

IELTS 6.5 overall, with minimum of 6.5 in reading and writing, 6.0 in listening and speaking, or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

+44 (0)23 8059 8062