University of York

University of York

Digital Heritage

The course is designed for people seeking professional training in digital archiving, visualisation, museums and heritage sector curation, interpretation, and education. It is ideally suited for graduates of archaeology, history, art history, museum studies, education, anthropology, cultural studies and related fields, and for candidates with proven information technology experience. The course draws on the skills and expertise of leading scholars in heritage management, interpretation and digital media, alongside staff from the archaeology data service, which has been the UK digital archive for heritage data since 1997. It also has strong links with museums and other cultural heritage institutions in York, and work placements are a key feature of the programme.

Entry requirements

An Honours degree (upper 2nd or 1st) or an equivalent qualification from an overseas institution in archaeology, history, art history, museum studies, education, anthropology, cultural studies or a related field. Other applicants may be considered in exceptional circumstances, for example those with considerable information computer technology experience. All applicants are expected to provide evidence of some basic familiarity with a range of information computer technology applications and an aptitude for computer-based skills. If you are a non-native English speaking applicant you must provide evidence of your English language ability. You need to show enough fluency in all aspects of English (reading, writing, speaking and listening) to the required level of the course you are applying to.

Course modules

Modules include: Digital publication and web technologies; analysis and visualisation; cultural heritage management 1 (concepts, principles and practice); cultural heritage management 2 (museums, audiences and interpretation); digital heritage placement. 4 optional skills modules: Working on the web; database design and implementation; qualitative methods; geographical information systems (GIS); virtual reality modelling; debates in museum theory and practice; buildings survey.

Sponsorship information

A range of scholarships and studentships are available at postgraduate level. Some scholarships are funded by the University (such as the York Master's Opportunity Scholarship) and some are funded by Research Councils, alumni, businesses and charities. Please check with the provider for details.


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

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of York York YO10 5DD Yorkshire and the Humber

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Postgraduate Administrator
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