University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD Lampeter and Carmarthen)

University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD)

Heritage Practice

The programme of study offers students an opportunity to explore a range of heritage issues; it combines broadly based compulsory modules with 2 distinct and specialised optional pathways, in archaeological heritage and museums and archives; the cultural heritage pathway is composed of 2 modules, which focus upon the notion of heritage as cultural practice and thus explore questions such as where does heritage come from, how is it made, what does it do, and how does it relate to the past and present, what is the relationship between heritage and the construction of identity, and what is the role of landscape, architecture and monuments in determining and embedding heritage; the 2nd pathway on museums and archives is also composed of 2 modules which explore many of the issues surrounding the management, conservation, practice and legislation surrounding the operation of museums and archives.

Entry requirements

The normal minimum requirement for admission is a Bachelor�s degree, with good 2.1 Honours, or equivalent; students from non traditional entry points or without recognised educational backgrounds but who have an equivalent and appropriate professional qualification or significant relevant professional experience are encouraged to apply; in such cases the programme leader may ask for a telephone/ skype conversation or request evidence in the form of a piece of work, report, analysis of some sort to satisfy themselves that each student is able to fulfil their potential on the course.

Course modules

All years: research methodology in heritage; heritage (representation and interpretation); the heritage industry in the modern world; heritage and architecture; heritage project management; exhibiting the past; documenting the past; work placement/ independent project; agricultural experiences in south west Wales; industrial experiences in south wales Wales; dissertation.

Assessment methods

A range of assessment methods are used from essays and short written evaluation, to the creation of publicity flyers, feasibility reports on a heritage site, project designs, oral presentations and reflective pieces.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Mixed mode - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Lampeter Campus Lampeter SA48 7ED Wales

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Registry Admissions Office
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0300 500 5054