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International Cultural Heritage Management

This course has 2 routes: the cultural heritage research route which concludes with a dissertation and the the professional practice route which concludes with an analytical case study report.

Entry requirements

MA: Normally require an Honours Degree, usually at the 2:1 level or higher or an international equivalent, such as a GPA of 3.3 or above. The course is taught assuming no prior knowledge, but an ability to demonstrate previous interest or experience of cultural heritage would be an advantage. Students should be willing to prepare a cultural heritage case study to bring with them.

Course modules

Cultural Heritage, Communities and Identities: This module will explore the conceptual, intellectual and philosophical frameworks for tangible and intangible cultural heritages. You will explore the social roles of cultural heritage in relation to community, identity and memory and examine the political, legal and economic context in which heritage institutions exist. Heritage will be debated in the context of conservation, tourism and sustainability. Managing Cultural Heritage in Context (double unit running through two terms): This module will draw on case studies and seminars from international heritage organisations including World Heritage Sites. You will participate in student-led seminars in which each student will develop a case study including consideration of education and outreach in cultural heritage. It includes management of cultural heritage including strategic planning, financial management, people, collection and site management and disaster preparedness. A project-based placement (or equivalent) provides a professional practice element. Dissertation or Analytical Case Study Report: The programme concludes with a choice of modules. Students wanting to work in the profession may choose to prepare detailed and fully justified analytical case study report in a country or site of their choice. Students wishing to continue to explore theoretical issues in this complex subject or plan to pursue a career in other contexts, including taking a higher level degree, may choose the Dissertation module.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time October 2019 8,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MA Full-time October 2019 8,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 Years
MA Full-time October 2019 8,500 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 1 Years
MA Full-time October 2019 8,500 per Year 1 (EU) 1 Years
MA Full-time October 2019 18,300 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MA Full-time October 2019 8,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 Years
MA Full-time October 2019 8,500 per Year 1 (England) 1 Years
MA Part-time October 2019 4,700 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
MA Part-time October 2019 4,700 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 Years
MA Part-time October 2019 4,700 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 Years
MA Part-time October 2019 10,100 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
MA Part-time October 2019 4,700 per Year 1 (England) 2 Years
MA Part-time October 2019 4,700 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 2 Years
MA Part-time October 2019 4,700 per Year 1 (EU) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Durham University DH1 3LG North East

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