MA Heritage Studies Program By The University of Manchester | Top Universities

MA Heritage Studies

MA Heritage Studies

The University of Manchester

The University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
  • QS World University Rankings
  • Degree MA
  • Study Level Masters
  • Duration 12 months
  • Scholarships No
  • Start date Jan-2000
The MA Heritage Studies master's course is aimed at students who want to develop their knowledge and practical skills to pursue or develop careers in heritage policy, management, conservation, learning, engagement and enterprise. Heritage Studies examines the theory and practice of heritage making, management and use in local, national and international contexts. It includes both the practical aspects of conservation and management and a study of social, political and economic dynamics in cultural, archaeological, built and natural heritage. The comprehensive core units cover critical heritage studies and key issues and approaches to heritage policy and management, as well as routes into specialisation and professional practice through a wide range of options units covering distinctive topic areas such as: digital heritage; curating and engagement; natural heritage landscapes; historic houses; heritage and sustainable development; global heritage policy; heritage and learning; intangible cultural heritage; strategic planning and management of heritage projects and enterprises. Students can gain intensive work experience and undertake critical reflective practice within a range of heritage organisations across the region and further afield through our long-standing placement scheme. This scheme is shared with Manchester’s sister master's courses in Arts Management, Policy and Practice and Art Gallery and Museum Studies. Students can also undertake live project work with students on these sister courses by choosing practice-based course units. Students will also have access to the University's cultural heritage assets such as Manchester Museum, the John Rylands Library and Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre. 
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