MSc Built Environment: Sustainable Heritage (Heritage Management)

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    MSc 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time, 5 years flexible

Course Description

As a student you will be encouraged to take a long view of conservation and heritage management. You will learn about concepts of value, sustainability, life expectancy, stewardship, ownership, vulnerability and risk. These concepts will be interwoven with the scientific study of historic materials, assemblies, technologies and systems. You will be challenged to define problems, set objectives, and explore a range of sustainability issues and strategies when approaching heritage projects. Together, this knowledge will give you an excellent interdisciplinary foundation to manage heritage projects sustainably.

The Sustainable Heritage MSc offers 3 routes to choose from: Data Science, Heritage Science, or Heritage Management. You will learn alongside, and benefit from the experiences of students on the other routes whilst being taught by world-leading experts at the UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage.

Our students come from a wide range of academic backgrounds, giving you great opportunities to learn from and appreciate different disciplinary perspectives. Throughout your degree you will also be introduced to a wide range of practicing heritage experts, with much of the teaching led by practitioners from prestigious heritage organisations.

Entry Requirements

Normally a minimum of a second-class Bachelor’s degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Applicants with degrees of a lower classification but with considerable senior-level professional experience may also be accepted. Please note that a special qualifying examination may be set. Details of this route can be obtained from the department at the email address at the bottom of this page.

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Programme Funding

UCL offers a range of financial awards aimed at assisting both prospective and current students with their studies.

Student Destinations

The route is an internationally recognised qualification from a world-leading university that will equip you with the skills and expertise needed to contribute to heritage projects at an advanced level.

You will gain the transferable skills needed to deliver the heritage projects of the future by approaching historic buildings, museums, collections, sites and landscapes with heritage management and conservation best practice. This degree will enable you to find sustainable solutions to challenging problems in heritage management.

Module Details

Compulsory modules

  • Dissertation: Sustainable Heritage
  • Heritage Management and Sustainable Development
  • Heritage, Values and Sustainability
  • Introduction to Sustainable Heritage
  • Heritage Materials and Assemblies (UK)
  • Policy Advice and Evidence for Heritage
  • Sustainable Heritage in Practice

Optional modules

  • Strategies for Sustainable Heritage Buildings and Collections
  • Strategies for Sustainable Heritage Landscapes
  • Crowd-Sourced and Citizen Data for Cultural Heritage
  • Climate Change and Heritage
  • Inclusive Urban Heritage

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