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MSc Historic Environment Management

Royal Agricultural University

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Royal Agricultural University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

The Historic Environment is everything that we have inherited from the past, from historic buildings to archaeological sites, and from objects, documents and archives to oral history and song - it is our collective heritage. It is a key part of community cohesion and is the foundation of heritage tourism.

Course overview

Historic Environment Management (also called Heritage Management) is concerned with the ways in which inheritance can be explored, protected, conserved, stewarded, interpreted, sensitively re-purposed and re-used. It is also about reconciling the conflicts which arise from different stakeholders’ views of heritage, its uses and its future. You will develop people and management skills as well as skills around heritage itself, helping to give the past a sustainable future.

This programme builds a robust philosophical, theoretical and ethical framework while developing critical awareness of the practice of conservation and stewardship in the UK and internationally. It will tackle the issues which arise from rapid social, economic and environmental change. Through the dissertation or professional product you will grow, and demonstrate skills in creativity, adaptability, autonomy, ethics, communications, knowledge creation and the use of evidence in the analysis of complex, incomplete or contradictory areas of understanding.

You can become part of the next generation of historic environment management professionals capable of working with equal facility and sensitivity across the public, private and charitable sectors. Designed in collaboration with professionals working in Historic Environment Management this course will be of value to both recent graduates and those in employment who are seeking to diversify their historic environment skills portfolio.


This programme is delivered by blended learning using intensive tuition days interspersed with guided and independent distance learning with online group-work and individual tutorials and mentoring.

The programme emphasises a hands-on collaborative learning style where students are encouraged and enabled to contribute to knowledge generation. The goal is to grow confidence and support your transition into a professional role.

This programme can be taken full-time in one year, part-time in two years or by credit accumulation over a maximum period of four years. This flexible and student-centred approach is designed to fit around your working life.

The Programme Tutors are all heritage professionals with considerable experience in both academia and the heritage sector. Students will also have opportunities to work with our Professional Fellows who are embedded in historic environment organisations.


Career prospects include:

  • Archaeological, heritage and environmental consultancy
  • Governmental heritage agencies such as Historic England, Historic Scotland and Cadw
  • Charitable trusts such as the National Trust, English Heritage and the Canal & River Trust
  • Local Government heritage roles
  • Community heritage projects
  • Heritage based regeneration and tourism

Tuition fees

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£ 13,150per year

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

University information

Royal Agricultural University

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  • Campus address

    Royal Agricultural University, Stroud Road, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 6JS, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    85th out of 123 14

  • Entry standards

    / Max 209
    120 55%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    73 73%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.95 79%



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