Taught course

Cultural Heritage and Resource Management

Institution
University of Winchester · Faculty of Social Sciences
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

Normally a first or second-class Honours degree in a related subject or professional experience. The MA in CHARM is run from the Archaeology Dept. but has broad appeal to all from humanities backgrounds. Previous applicants have included historians, artists, linguists and mature students from other walks of life. No prior knowledge is assumed, but an interest in the human (cultural) past in all its diversity, and by extension an interest in how people approach and appreciate their past is essential.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Cultural Heritage and Resource Management considers the wider place of heritage management in contemporary society and offers you the chance to undertake your own projects on a range of different subjects. You investigate the theory and practice of cultural heritage and resource management from both a British and a global approach. Teaching comes from experts with specialisms in museums and galleries, cultural tourism, theme parks, national, local and global heritage organisations, archives, libraries, and archaeological units.

You have opportunities to participate in the department’s own research projects, which have included archaeological sites in Winchester, Cornwall, Georgia, Armenia, Corsica, Barbados, Ethiopia and Egypt, and are encouraged to use your skills in enhancing and developing existing cultural heritage strategies in these locations. The course offers a perspective which, although grounded in UK heritage practice, is also situated within a wider global context and offers industry placements and project work abroad.

Core modules include Cultural Heritage and Resource Management: An Introduction, Issues in Global Cultural Heritage, and Management in Heritage Organisations. Choose and optional module from a wide range including Mediterranean Landscape Studies, The Archaeology of Winchester, Religion, Magic and Esoteric Traditions in Post-Medieval Britain and Caribbean Peoples and Cultures. A placement module, based locally or abroad, allows you to gain practical training in the industry. Placements may involve work experience in a museum, gallery, historic property or archaeological unit/research project. There is also a dissertation, based on your original research, completed with full support and guidance from a tutor.

The course prepares you for a range of career choices. On completion, graduates often work in heritage, museums, galleries, education, outreach, libraries, archives, and archaeological units.

Fees and funding

If English is not your first language: IELTS 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in writing or equivalent.

Qualification and course duration

MA

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries and Applications
Email
course.enquiries@winchester.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 1962 827234