University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

World Heritage Studies

This programme is aimed at students 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 provide students with an insight into the processes of world heritage inscription and management. In addition, it will allow students 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. Optional modules: heritage marketing; heritage interpretation; heritage conservation management; digital cultures.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on a dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 14,850 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,200 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,200 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,200 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,200 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,200 per Year 1 (England) 1 years

Campus details

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

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