University of Chester

University of Chester

Sustainable Heritage Practice

Our course has the advantage of employing, via a practice-based case study, Shrewsbury and the wider environs of Shropshire - popular visitor destinations proudly boasting historic urban cores such as World Heritage sites and visually attractive wider natural environments. Focusing on sustainable heritage practice will equip you with the knowledge and skills to operate within the broader heritage industry, including with heritage and planning agencies and local authorities, and in international organisations, private enterprises and civic organisations.

Entry requirements

Possession of a good, 2nd-Class Honours degree in a relevant discipline or an equivalent qualification is required. Equivalence will be reviewed by an interview panel and prior experience in the museum and heritage sectors will be taken into account alongside academic qualifications; candidates may be asked to submit a piece of written work for consideration, if appropriate.
Decisions concerning the allocation of credit, either for admission or advanced standing, will be the responsibility of a Credit Allocation Panel. Credit value will be given for appropriate certificated or experiential learning completed within the previous 5 years, and through which an applicant can demonstrate prior achievement of learning outcomes related to one or more of the programme's modules. A student seeking advanced standing must apply before enrolment.

Course modules

Modules include: Research skills in heritage; the built environment; heritage practice; research project; dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include written coursework (such as essays, reviews, reports - including group work); examinations and oral presentations (both individual and group work).


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time October 2016 - 1 years
MSc Part-time October 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University Centre Shrewsbury Shrewsbury SY3 8HQ West Midlands

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