MSc Business and Heritage Management

University of Southampton

Program Description

MSc Business and Heritage Management

University of Southampton

The heritage industry is a major and growing contributor to the global economy, employing increased numbers of skilled heritage managers. This degree offers a tailor-made curriculum to develop the knowledge base and skills required from both the disciplines of Business and Archaeology to allow effective management of the world’s heritage. As a student on this programme, you will be guided through modules to develop your understanding of the economic and legal principals within which heritage management operates across the globe, from Museum displays to site presentations and how heritage shapes national identities. This will be matched by education in theory and practice of assessing, preserving, presenting and mitigating the impact of development on our shared heritage. Your business skills will be developed in finance, marketing, project and risk management to provide a broad base suited to working in both the public (government) and private sectors. Graduates from this programme will be suited to work in a wide range of business and management roles in the heritage, tourism and construction sectors.

Introducing your course

The MSc in Heritage and Business Management course allows students to develop the skillset to be responsible for some of the countries most spectacular heritage sites. From National Trust properties to country estates of immense agricultural and historical importance, this course prepares the student to be able to manage the daily running and operating of such sites. A course that prides itself on its industry-recognized standards of excellence, producing the best candidates possible to prospective employers.

The Masters in Business and Heritage Management course is designed for those who want a promising career in the heritage industry, whether it be in business management, tourism, construction or even agricultural management sectors. The heritage industry is a major and growing contributor to the global economy, employing increased numbers of skilled heritage managers. This degree offers a tailor-made curriculum to develop the knowledge base and skills required from both the disciplines of Business and Archaeology to allow effective management of the world’s heritage. As a student on this programme, you will be guided through modules to develop your understanding of the economic and legal principals within which heritage management operates across the globe, from Museum displays to site presentations and how heritage shapes national identities. This will be matched by education in theory and practice of assessing, preserving, presenting and mitigating the impact of development on our shared heritage. Your business skills will be developed in finance, marketing, project and risk management to provide a broad base suited to working in both the public (government) and private sectors. Graduates from this programme will be suited to manage stately homes, tourist attractions, national trust properties and museums.

Application process and required supporting documents

  • University online application including a personal statement
  • Transcript
  • 2 references
  • English language (if relevant)

The University will at all times seek to operate admissions regulations that are fair and are in accordance with the law of the United Kingdom, and the University's Charter, Statutes, Ordinances, and Regulations.

This includes specific compliance with legislation relating to discrimination (e.g. Equality Act 2010) and the University's Equal Opportunities Policy Statement. This includes a commitment that the University will:

  • actively assist groups that experience disadvantage in education and employment to benefit from belonging to the University;
  • actively seek to widen participation to enable students who do not traditionally participate in Higher Education to do so;
  • ensure that admission procedures select students fairly and appropriately according to their academic ability and that the procedure is monitored and regularly reviewed.

Programme Structure

The heritage industry is a major and growing contributor to the global economy, employing increased numbers of skilled heritage managers. This degree offers a tailor-made curriculum to develop the knowledge base and skills required from both the disciplines of Business and Archaeology to allow effective management of the world’s heritage. As a student on this programme you will be guided through modules to develop your understanding of the economic and legal principals within which heritage management operates across the globe; from Museum displays, site presentation and how heritage shapes national identities. This will be matched by education in theory and practice of assessing, preserving, presenting and mitigating the impact of development on our shared heritage. Your business skills will be developed in finance, marketing, project and risk management to provide a broad base suited to working in both the public (government) and private sectors. All students are able to take one additional module from elsewhere in the University (including languages) to suit their individual interests and career development. Graduates from this programme will be suited to work in a wide range of business and management roles in the heritage, tourism and construction sectors.

Key Facts

Closing date: 1st September (an application decision cannot be guaranteed in time unless a complete application is received by this date - students requiring a visa to study should also allow extra time for visa processes)

Assessment

On this course, you will be assessed by a variety of means that suit the varied skills you will be learning and that are required to work within the heritage industry. These range from the preparation of professional reports, team and individual presentations and seminars (often to real clients/professionals) through to more traditional essays and examinations.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated March 12, 2018
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Aug. 2018
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1 year
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United Kingdom - Southampton, England
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