MA Heritage Theory and Practice

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    MA 1 year full-time

Course Description

MA Heritage Theory and Practice is intended for graduates and professionals focused on a career in heritage. You will explore current principles and practices in the professional world of heritage sites and museums including heritage management, exhibition curation and community engagement.

Key features

  • Study Heritage with the University of Plymouth and work on ‘live’ projects with one of our heritage partners including English Heritage, National Trust, Dartmoor National Park, Powderham Castle, The Museum of Cornish Life and The Box. 
  • Explore the connections between theory and practice in contemporary issues such as equality, diversity and inclusion; climate change; and, health and wellbeing.
  • Be part of the team of Plymouth Heritage Praxis, the University of Plymouth’s heritage engagement unit.
  • Be taught contemporary heritage practice by heritage professionals from organisations including the National Trust, the V&A, National Heritage Lottery Fund and Dartmoor National Park.
  • Explore the emerging field of digital heritage, producing your own online content for our 'Digital History Project'.
  • Choose to produce your own heritage project instead of a traditional dissertation.
  • Participate in an internship with one of our national and regional heritage partners.

Entry Requirements

An honours degree in heritage, history or a related subject, or a professional qualification recognised as being equivalent to a degree. Or an ordinary degree, foundation degree, higher national diploma or university diploma, accompanied by substantial experience in an appropriate field. References from previous university, employer or similar.

We are happy to chat to prospective applicants about their qualifications and suitability for this programme – so please do get in touch. 

English language requirements 
IELTS score of 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in each element).

If you possess overseas qualifications you can check their comparability with the UK equivalent through Ecctis who provide an advisory service.


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Programme Funding

From scholarships and loans, to grants from charitable trusts, you can fund your postgraduate study at Plymouth in a number of ways.

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