Masters | Postgraduate Course - International Heritage Management and Consultancy MRes Course Details within University of Exeter

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Tuition fees per year 2019/20 UK/EU: £8,300 full-time; £4,150 part-time International: £17,700 full-time
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International Heritage Management and Consultancy MRes

Study Details

MRes 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

The programme draws upon cutting edge theory and adopts a global, interdisciplinary approach to considering why the past matters; how and why it is cared for in the present; and the ways in which it can inform the future. By using heritage as a lens through which to consider current global challenges such as climate change, conflict, and decolonisation, the MRes will prepare you to compete in the growing field of heritage and consultancy.

The programme incorporates regular opportunities to visit local heritage sites, giving you gain hands-on expertise in-situ across different heritage contexts. You will gain theoretical and methodological training, and acquire skills in designing and conducting a large-scale independent research project into a heritage topic of choice, with a 30,000 word dissertation. This will allow you to work in line with your individual interests and develop specific expertise in this area, providing excellent preparation for PhD study.

Module details

Compulsory modules

  • HUMM001 Critical Heritage Studies: Theory and Practice 15
  • HUMM003 Research Methods 15
  • HUMM015 Dissertation (MRes) 120

Optional modules
30 credits of optional modules to be taken from:

  • HPDM031 Project Design and Grantsmanship 15
  • HUMM002 Heritage: Ethics, Policy, Law 15
  • HUMM008 Interpretation and Narrative 15
  • HUMM009 Sites of Conflict, Commemoration, and Memory 15
  • HUMM010 Heritage Consultancy: Global Challenges 15
  • HUMM011 Heritage and Environmental Change 15
  • HUMM012 Heritage Management 15

Entry Requirements

Normally a minimum 2:1 Honours degree in a relevant subject. We also welcome applications from industry professionals interested in the academic study of Heritage.

Programme Funding

We offer numerous scholarships to encourage exceptional students to apply for Masters programmes at the University of Exeter.

Student Destinations

This programme aims to equip you with the skills required to enter a diverse group of related fields, from heritage management to consultancy roles with non-governmental organisations (NGOs) or multinational businesses. The opportunity to conduct substantial independent research into a heritage topic is also excellent preparation for PhD study.

Through studying the MRes, you will gain theoretical and methodological training; experience the challenge of practical problem-based learning; have access to professionals in the field; gain hands-on expertise in-situ across different contexts and build sector relevant networks vital to future employment.