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MA International Heritage Management

The MA in International Heritage Management from University of Birmingham draws on the experience of our Heritage experts, who are both leading the research in this field and have practical experience of working in the heritage industry.

Quick Facts

Full-Time Duration: 1 year 
Starting in: September
Tuition Fee: £21,150 per full 
Location: Birmingham, United Kingdom

As a student on the MA in International Heritage Management from University of Birmingham, you will also benefit from our international partnerships with government, third sector, NGOs and charitable organisations including Biltmore Estate, Chatsworth House, Historic England, Historic Houses, Imperial War Museum, Ironbridge Gorge Museums Trust, National Armouries Museums, National Trust and National Museum Institute India. Our partnerships provide you with the opportunity for placements, internships and to benefit from teaching and specialist lectures from leading industry experts.

It offers you the opportunity to engage with a rich and diverse international research community based at the University and researching many aspects of heritage and its management across the world. This international approach will furnish you with the ability to compare and contrast best practice from across the world, which is clearly critical in our global society.

The compulsory modules will provide you with a strong theoretical grounding in critical approaches to heritage in all its forms, in addition to skills and understanding of the management of heritage conservation and heritage management practice more broadly, across all areas of the sector. In addition, you will explore themes of heritage interpretation, or how we present heritage to different publics. Throughout programmme, you will learn research methods and will be engaging with professionals and institutions directly, as well as learning from your fellow students’ experience in the sector.

Courses included:

  • Critical Approaches to Heritage
  • Heritage Conservation Management
  • Heritage Management Practices
  • Heritage Interpretation

“The transition from undergrad to postgrad can be a big step up in terms of workload and what is expected of you, but there is so much support available to you as a postgrad student, from academic writing support (if you’ve been out of education for a few years or just want a bit of extra help) to mental health and wellbeing services. The careers support is fantastic – the uni puts on employer fairs throughout the year and you have access to one on one support from the Careers Network team, who can help you develop your skills ready for your next step!”

Emma Sutton // PhD Psychology


Your degree will provide excellent preparation for your future career, but this can also be enhanced by a range of employability support services offered by the University and the College of Arts and Law.

The University’s Careers Network provides expert guidance and activities especially for postgraduates, which will help you achieve your career goals. The College of Arts and Law also has a dedicated careers and employability team who offer tailored advice and a programme of College-specific careers events.

You will be encouraged to make the most of your postgraduate experience and will have the opportunity to:

  • Receive one-to-one careers advice, including guidance on your job applications, writing your CV and improving your interview technique, whether you are looking for a career inside or outside of academia
  • Meet employers face-to-face at on-campus recruitment fairs and employer presentations
  • Attend an annual programme of careers fairs, skills workshops and conferences, including bespoke events for postgraduates in the College of Arts and Law
  • Take part in a range of activities to demonstrate your knowledge and skills to potential employers and enhance your CV


  • We typically ask for an Honours degree in a relevant subject, normally of an upper second-class standard, or equivalent. You do not need to have prior experience of the subject, but we would expect to see evidence of engagement with or enthusiasm about heritage in your personal statement.
  • Students who do not hold a degree to the above standard but are able to demonstrate substantial relevant work experience are also invited to apply. Each application will be considered on a case by case basis.

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