Taught course

Environment, Heritage and Policy

University of Stirling · Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Entry requirements

A minimum of a Second Class Honours degree (2:1 preferred) in a relevant subject or equivalent is required. If you don’t have these formal qualifications, but have significant relevant work and life experience, we still encourage you to apply.

Months of entry


Course content

Our interdisciplinary Masters course is ideal if you’re already working in the heritage sector, or are looking for a career in this field. It offers the perfect balance between the practical and intellectual elements of heritage and policy.

The course explores cultural, natural, tangible and intangible heritage, with a particular focus on environmental history. You’ll develop strong practical skills throughout the course - both in the field and in the classroom - and you’ll carry out an individual research project.

We have strong links with industry, so you’ll benefit from guest speakers who are experts in their field – as well as external partners who offer opportunities for work-based projects.

You’ll also have the opportunity to work with members of staff on a one-to-one basis, and experience the Scottish cultural and natural environments first-hand on a number of field trips designed to enhance class-based teaching. You’ll delve into concepts and ideas of each area of study, and by the end of the course you’ll have explored a wide range of issues, including:

  • designation and protected spaces
  • heritage, identity and place
  • the roots of green consciousness
  • public relations and marketing
  • social outcomes and impacts

There are also opportunities to learn basic geoarchaeology approaches and field-based archaeological skills.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Dr Catherine Mills
+ 44 (0)1786 467583