Heritage and Interpretation MA/MSc/PGDip, M.A.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    14630
    Tuition (Full programme)
    8760
    Tuition (Full programme)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
University of Leicester Online
Heritage and Interpretation is an innovative and critical, distance learning programme in heritage studies. Global in outlook and drawing on leading edge scholarly and professional research, the course aims to be stimulating for students from a broad range of academic and career backgrounds.
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

This degree will provide you with the skills and knowledge to shape, manage and interpret heritage sites and objects and become an effective, critical and creative heritage professional.

You will look in-depth at the processes of heritage making, the politics and uses of heritage across the world, and the concepts, theories and creative practice of heritage interpretation.

This course will develop your critical and creative thinking skills and encourage you to engage with the literature, case examples and with other students whilst reflecting on your own heritage and interpretation interests and experiences.

You will take four core modules and, if you are taking the MA/MSc, complete a dissertation on a topic of your choice. This is your chance to delve into your particular interests and extend your expertise. For many, it is the most exciting part of the course, as a self-directed opportunity to contribute new ideas, new knowledge, or critique existing scholarship or practice at an advanced academic level.

By taking the distance learning course, you have the flexibility to fit studying around your existing work and family commitments. The School works with a team of highly skilled Associate Tutors, all of whom are experienced museum and heritage professionals and you will receive excellent support throughout your studies.

This course will especially suit you if you are working in, or looking for employment in, the heritage sector and will also provide an excellent preparation if you wish to go on to pursue PhD research in the Heritage and Interpretation area.

If you have any questions about this course, join us for a live online chat with academic tutors and admissions staff.

Programme Structure

Course modules

  • Locating Heritage
  • Making Heritage
  • Supporting Heritage
  • Interpreting Heritage
  • Dissertation

(Please note: due to regular enhancement of the University’s courses, please refer to Leicester’s own website (www.le.ac.uk) or/and Terms and Conditions (http://www2.le.ac.uk/legal) for the most accurate and up-to-date course information. We recommend that you familiarise yourself with this information prior to submitting an application.)

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Study intensity Part-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration part-time 24 months

      MA/MSc - 2 years PGDip - 18 months

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
    • Time flexibility
      Fully structured
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments
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Academic Requirements

A first or second class honours degree or equivalent, from a recognised university, together with evidence of engagement with, or commitment to, the museum/gallery/heritage sector (or appropriate transferable skills). We will consider candidates without an honours degree who have significant relevant work experience; you may be required to complete a written assessment as part of your application. If your first language is not English, you must meet the University’s English language requirements.

Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • GBP 14630 International
  • GBP 8760 EU/EEA

*Fees listed are for October 2016/April 2017 entry to the MSc.

PGDip October 2016: UK/EU - £7,805 International - £13,015

Funding

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