University of Leicester

University of Leicester

Heritage and Interpretation

This degree will provide you with the skills and knowledge to shape, manage and interpret heritage sites and objects and become an effective, critical and creative heritage professional. You will look in-depth at the processes of heritage making, the politics and uses of heritage across the world, and the concepts, theories and creative practice of heritage interpretation. This course will develop your critical and creative thinking skills and encourage you to engage with the literature, case examples and with other students whilst reflecting on your own heritage and interpretation interests and experiences. You will take 4 core modules and, if you are taking the MA/MSc, complete a dissertation on a topic of your choice. This is your chance to delve into your particular interests and extend your expertise. For many, it is the most exciting part of the course, as a self-directed opportunity to contribute new ideas, new knowledge, or critique existing scholarship or practice at an advanced academic level. The School works with a team of highly skilled Associate Tutors, all of whom are experienced museum and heritage professionals and you will receive excellent support throughout your studies. This course will especially suit you if you are working in, or looking for employment in, the heritage sector and will also provide an excellent preparation if you wish to go on to pursue PhD research in the Heritage and Interpretation area.

Entry requirements

A 1st or 2nd Class Honours degree or equivalent, from a recognised university, together with evidence of engagement with, or commitment to, the museum/gallery/heritage sector (or appropriate transferable skills). We consider candidates without an Honours degree who have significant relevant work experience; candidates may be required to complete a written assessment as part of their application. If the 1st language is not English, applicants must meet the university's English language requirements (IELTS 6.5 or equivalent).

Course modules

Modules include: locating heritage; making heritage; supporting heritage; interpreting heritage; dissertation.
Please note: due to regular enhancement of the university's courses, please refer to Leicester's own website or/and terms and conditions for the most accurate and up-to-date course information.

Assessment methods

All modules are assessed. Students who achieve the required standard and who wish to work toward the Master's degree complete a dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Distance learning October 2016 GBP 8,760 per Whole course (EU) 2 years
MA Distance learning October 2016 GBP 8,760 per Whole course (England) 2 years
MA Distance learning October 2016 GBP 14,630 per Whole course (International) 2 years
MA Distance learning October 2016 GBP 8,760 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Distance learning October 2016 GBP 8,760 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 years
MA Distance learning October 2016 GBP 8,760 per Whole course (Wales) 2 years
MA Distance learning April 2017 GBP 8,760 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Distance learning April 2017 GBP 8,760 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 years
MA Distance learning April 2017 GBP 8,760 per Whole course (Wales) 2 years
MA Distance learning April 2017 GBP 8,760 per Whole course (EU) 2 years
MA Distance learning April 2017 GBP 8,760 per Whole course (England) 2 years
MA Distance learning April 2017 GBP 14,630 per Whole course (International) 2 years
MSc Distance learning October 2016 GBP 8,760 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MSc Distance learning October 2016 GBP 8,760 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Distance learning October 2016 GBP 14,630 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MSc Distance learning October 2016 GBP 8,760 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Distance learning October 2016 GBP 8,760 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Distance learning October 2016 GBP 8,760 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MSc Distance learning April 2017 GBP 8,760 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MSc Distance learning April 2017 GBP 8,760 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Distance learning April 2017 GBP 14,630 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MSc Distance learning April 2017 GBP 8,760 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Distance learning April 2017 GBP 8,760 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Distance learning April 2017 GBP 8,760 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
PgDip Distance learning October 2016 GBP 7,805 per Whole course (Scotland) 18 months
PgDip Distance learning October 2016 GBP 7,805 per Whole course (Wales) 18 months
PgDip Distance learning October 2016 GBP 7,805 per Whole course (EU) 18 months
PgDip Distance learning October 2016 GBP 7,805 per Whole course (England) 18 months
PgDip Distance learning October 2016 GBP 13,015 per Whole course (International) 18 months
PgDip Distance learning October 2016 GBP 7,805 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 18 months
PgDip Distance learning April 2017 GBP 7,805 per Whole course (EU) 18 months
PgDip Distance learning April 2017 GBP 7,805 per Whole course (England) 18 months
PgDip Distance learning April 2017 GBP 13,015 per Whole course (International) 18 months
PgDip Distance learning April 2017 GBP 7,805 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 18 months
PgDip Distance learning April 2017 GBP 7,805 per Whole course (Scotland) 18 months
PgDip Distance learning April 2017 GBP 7,805 per Whole course (Wales) 18 months

Campus details

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Distance Learning

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