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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    University of Sussex

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

This MA will give you the skills you need for a career in the heritage sector. You'll learn to manage cultural artefacts, from buildings and craft practice to industry and migration.

Offering an exciting blend of theory, practice and research, you’ll visit heritage sites and archives, explore the histories and theories of heritage and take part in student-led debates and presentations.

You’ll learn from experienced curators and heritage professionals, as well as renowned scholars engaging with the global challenges of the heritage sector. You’ll also benefit from our relationships with museums and collections, including:

  • The Keep
  • the V&A
  • Science Museum
  • Tate
  • The National Trust
  • Historic Royal Palaces.

Heritage studies at Sussex is taught as a form of critical practice, preparing you for a career in the cultural heritage sector. You’ll look at a range of materials and topics, including buildings, craft practice, popular culture, language, labour, industry, sound and music, youth, slavery and migration – across a range of global contexts.

CAREERS

You gain knowledge about diverse cultural artefacts, explore challenging political and ethical debates about how heritage should be treated, and develop a critical awareness of the heritage industry.

You develop communication and project management skills. These skills provide the practical and theoretical foundation for careers in:

  • museums
  • galleries
  • heritage at curatorial level
  • the cultural sector more broadly
  • tourism.

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 24,000per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Sussex

  • University League Table

    40th

  • Campus address

    University of Sussex, Sussex House, Brighton, Brighton & Hove, BN1 9RH, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    15th out of 28

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    143 76%

    17th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80 80%

    3rd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.08 82%

    11th

    6

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