Taught course

Leadership & Management (Heritage)

University of Worcester · Worcester Business School

Entry requirements

When we receive your application form, your details will be passed to Dr Tim Sellick, Worcester Business School’s Director of Executive Education, who will contact you to arrange an informal interview. You may include additional material, such as references, in support of your application or bring them with you to interview.

Months of entry


Course content

A unique and highly flexible course which seeks to develop management and leadership potential for those working in the Heritage sector.

Based in the historic city of Worcester, this course combines the expertise of academics and practitioners from the University’s Business School, and its Institute of Science and the Environment with insights gained from your place of work, peer study groups and personalised career planning.

Starting with the creation of your own professional profile, followed by the study of issues pertinent to heritage management, you will practise and further develop your leadership and management skills via the construction of a work-based project and working in small groups to find solutions to workplace (and personal) issues and challenges.

The Heritage Management module will give you the context and preparation for the new professional environment: the political, social and cultural drivers influencing the sector. You will be prepared for the constantly changing context in which heritage now has to operate, and understand what is needed to become one of the new generation of leaders.

A key feature of this course is that it enables you to learn in a way which is personally and professionally relevant to you. On completion, you will also have the opportunity to continue your study on a flexible bite-size basis towards obtaining our prestigious MBA qualification (MBA in Executive Leadership & Management).

Arts, culture and heritage represent an area of distinction at the University of Worcester. This draws from the Hive, (Europe’s first fully integrated university and public library), and the University’s partnership work with Worcester Cathedral, the Worcester Museum of Royal Porcelain, the Charles Hastings Education Centre, and the Elgar Birthplace Museum as well as other local museums, art galleries and theatres. You will be taught at the University’s City Campus in the beautifully restored infirmary – a Georgian building where the forerunning society Provincial Medical and Surgical Association was founded in 1832 which later came to be known as the British Medical Association.

This course is an element of Heritage Lottery Funded ‘Skills for the Future’ graduate trainee programme, 'Growing Worcestershire's Treasures’. Using money raised through the National Lottery, the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) gives grants to sustain and transform our heritage. From museums, parks and historic places to archaeology, natural environment and cultural traditions HLF invests in every part of our diverse heritage.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


part time
12 months

Course contact details

Admissions Office