Applicants will need a good honours degree (upper second or first class) in a relevant subject, or an equivalent qualification from an overseas institution. ‘Relevant subject’ is broadly defined for this course and, as well as Archaeology, includes subjects such as History, History of Art, English, Geography, Anthropology, Politics and Environmental Sciences. If you are uncertain whether your first degree is appropriate, please contact the Course Director for more information. Mature students or those with less conventional qualifications but with relevant professional experience in this field will be considered. If you are a non-native English speaking applicant you must provide evidence of your English language ability. You need to show enough fluency in all aspects of English (reading, writing, speaking and listening) to the required level of the course you're applying to.
Months of entry
This is a general programme of study, exploring the multi-disciplinary nature of the heritage environment. It is therefore suitable not just for students of Archaeology or History, but for anyone who wishes to pursue a career in the heritage sector.
Recent students have included those with backgrounds in History, English, History of Art, Politics and Environmental Sciences. The cultural heritage sector offers a wide range of exciting opportunities in museums, local authorities and heritage agencies, organisations and consultancies. This course offers essential training for professional roles throughout the sector.
Through a combination of academic studies, practical training, work placements and research projects, this course provides a thorough grounding in all aspects of heritage management theory and practice. You will address key issues such as:
- Why does the past matter and to whom?
- Who decides what constitutes heritage and what should be done with it?
- How should we present the past to the public?
The course focuses on providing you with highly valued and transferrable practical skills, knowledge and experience. This programme is also available to study at Postgraduate Diploma or Postgraduate Certificate level.
Information for international students
York is a research-intensive university and a proud member of the elite Russell Group of universities. Information about international fees can be found on our website.
Fees and funding
Department and University scholarships may be available, please check our website for details: Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Administrator
- +44 (0) 1904 323963