The Course

The cultural and heritage sectors are experiencing rapid growth in the world over. The MA Culture and Heritage Management aims to enhance your knowledge of the particular demands of managing attractions and collections in these environments.

The programme is jointly taught by academics in the Tourism/Events and History/Heritage subject areas, who are able to draw on wide practical expertise and research experience and to bring business, social science and humanities insights to the programme.

In addition, the course benefits from guest speakers from relevant industries. You will have the chance to participate in exciting live projects that aim to develop hands-on knowledge and management skills, from the audience as well as provider perspectives. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in study visits to cultural and heritage attractions in and around Lincoln in order to apply and critique current concepts and theories of managing attractions, costs of which are covered by the School.


  • You will have the opportunity to participate in study visits to cultural and heritage attractions.
  • You can learn about preserving heritage materials for use in archives, museums and exhibitions by participating in the creation of a digital archive.
  • You will have the opportunity to benefit from guest lectures delivered by experienced practitioners in the culture and heritage sectors.

How You Study

The programme combines modules that examine culture and heritage management from the perspectives of both users/visitors and managers. Students study seven compulsory modules and an optional module.

The compulsory modules are:

  • Arts, Performance and Society
  • Collections Management
  • Critical Perspectives on Cultural and Heritage Management
  • Digitising Cultural and Heritage Collections
  • Research Methods and Design
  • The Visitor Experience at Cultural and Heritage Attractions
  • Sustainability of Tourism and Events

The following is an illustrative list of options. Optional modules will run as far as at least 10 students select them. Timetabling arrangements may limit the availability of modules to some students. As the options reflect staff research interests, they may alter over time due to staff availability.

  • Community Organisation, Sustainability and Development
  • Comparative Human Resource Management
  • Digital Marketing
  • Gender, Power and Business
  • Group Consultancy Project
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Strategy Making

How You Are Assessed

A variety of assessment methods are utilised during this course, including essays, examinations, and oral presentations. These assessments are designed to develop skills that can be useful for your career. Heavy emphasis on small group discussion enables students to receive feedback on their understanding of and approach to the subject matter in a developmental manner.

Assessment Feedback

The University of Lincoln's policy on assessment feedback aims to ensure that academics will return in-course assessments to you promptly – usually within 15 working days after the submission date.

Entry Requirements

First or second class honours degree.

International Students will require the English Language at IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each element, or equivalent.

The University of Lincoln offers international students (non-EU/UK) who do not meet the direct entry requirements for a postgraduate degree course the option of completing a degree preparation programme at the university’s International Study Centre.

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Last updated April 20, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Aug 2019
1 - 2 years
15,600 GBP
International students. | Home/EU students: £8,600
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