University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

World Heritage Studies

World Heritage, both tangible and intangible, increasingly affects a significant proportion of the world�s population and is now an essential concept for all engaged in the protection, development and management of heritage; this 1 year programme is aimed at those who wish to acquire both a deeper understanding of the concepts and processes surrounding World Heritage in its cultural forms (tangible and intangible), its natural forms and as cultural landscapes ;the course draws upon international cases and practical experience and will provide you with an insight into the processes of world heritage inscription and management; in addition it will allow you to take an informed position in policy debates regarding the implications of designation for local and national identities, community well-being and tourism and associated development.

Entry requirements

Normally a 2.1 degree in a relevant discipline is required for entry. English requirements are: IELTS 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any band, TOEFL 88 overall with no less than 21 in Reading, 20 in Listening, 22 in Speaking, 21 in Writing, or PTE Academic 59 in all 4 skills.

Course modules

Core modules: Critical approaches to world heritage issues in world heritage management tourism management at world heritage sites world heritage case study research methods and skills; dissertation on a topic of your choice; optional modules: heritage marketing; heritage interpretation; heritage conservation management; digital cultures.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on a dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 7,200 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 14,850 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Edgbaston Campus Birmingham B15 2TU West Midlands

Key information

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