Taught course

Cultural Heritage Management

University of York · Department of Archaeology

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Entry requirements

To apply for this course, you 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.

Months of entry


Course content

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.

  • Understand all aspects of heritage management theory and practice.
  • Gain practical experience with heritage sector professionals.
  • Develop knowledge and skills essential for today’s heritage-sector careers.
  • Study in the heritage capital of Britain – see heritage-management in action.
  • Access state-of-the-art facilities, including laboratories, archives and libraries.
  • Use the latest techniques and equipment to build key practical skills.
  • Receive heritage careers advice from staff with significant experience of recruiting within the sector.

York is one of the best places to study Archaeology, Heritage or Conservation. The Department has an excellent reputation and is one of the largest Archaeology teaching centres in the UK. The historic City of York is rich in architectural and archaeological treasures and resources which you will have easy access to during your studies.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Postgraduate Administrator
+44 (0) 1904 323963