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MA Heritage Theory and Practice

University of Plymouth

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Plymouth University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

MA Heritage Theory and Practice

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 management and curation of heritage sites and museums including interpretation and community engagement.

You will also engage with concepts and approaches in contemporary heritage theory and, importantly, how theory can relate to practice. During the degree, you will take part in ‘live’ projects with one of our heritage partners and be eligible for a heritage work placement.

Key features

  • Study Heritage at Plymouth and work on ‘live’ projects with one of our heritage partners including the National Trust, Powderham Castle, The Box, The Elizabethan House.
  • Explore the connections between theory and practice in contemporary issues such as equality, diversity and inclusion.
  • Be part of the team of Cornerstone Praxis, the University of Plymouth’s highly successful heritage engagement unit.
  • Be taught by world leading academic experts and heritage professionals.
  • Be part of a community of heritage focused staff and students through Cornerstone Heritage, the University of Plymouth’s interdisciplinary research centre for cultural heritage.
  • Showcase your research and professional practice skills with the option of a dissertation directly linked to the development of one our partner heritage sites or museums.
  • Participate in a work placement with one of our national and regional heritage organisations.
  • MA Heritage Theory and Practice is designed for a range of applicants including recent graduates and those with a professional background in heritage looking for a postgraduate qualification as part of their professional development.

Tuition fees

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£ 14,800per 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 Plymouth

  • University League Table

    71st

  • Campus address

    Plymouth University, Drake Circus, Plymouth, Plymouth, PL4 8AA, England

The university has a thriving international community, with over 2,500 students from more than 100 countries, and 80 partnerships in over 30 countries.
A dedicated international student advice team provides specialist support to international students, helping them settle into UK life.
The university is renowned for world-leading research, especially in the fields of marine and maritime, health technologies and sustainability.

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