Taught course

Digital Heritage

Institution
University of York · Department of Archaeology
Qualifications
MScPGDipPGCert

Entry requirements

An Honours degree (Upper 2nd or 1st) or an equivalent qualification from an overseas institution in archaeology, history, art history, museum studies, education, anthropology, cultural studies or a related field; other applicants may be considered in exceptional circumstances, for example those with considerable ICT experience; all applicants are expected to provide evidence of some basic familiarity with a range of ICT applications and an aptitude for computer-based skills. 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

September

Course content

This course provides training for professionals who wish to work in digital archiving, visualisation, and museums and heritage sector interpretation, curation and education. It draws on the Archaeology department’s strengths in both Archaeological Information Sciences and Cultural Heritage Management – offering a unique qualification that combines the theoretical and ground-level study of heritage management with practical training in new technologies, from database systems and virtual-reality modelling to social media platforms.

The MSc in Digital Heritage course is designed for people seeking professional training in digital archiving, visualisation, museums and heritage sector curation, interpretation, and education. It is ideally suited for graduates of Archaeology, History, Art History, Museum Studies, Education, Anthropology, Cultural Studies and related fields, and for candidates with proven IT experience.

The course draws on the skills and expertise of leading scholars in heritage management, interpretation and digital media, alongside staff from the Archaeology Data Service, which has been the UK digital archive for heritage data since 1997. It also has strong links with museums and other cultural heritage institutions in York, and work placements are a key feature of the programme.

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

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

PGDip

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

PGCert

full time
12 months
part time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Administrator
Email
archaeology@york.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 1904 323963