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26 Masters Programs in Heritage Studies

Increase your earning potential and career opportunities with a master’s degree. These advanced academic credentials can prepare you to pursue a doctorate degree or to work in a new field. Most programs range from one to two years in length. What is a Master in Heritage Studies? The programs provide an in-depth study of world heritages both intangible and tangible. Areas of study can range f… Read more

Increase your earning potential and career opportunities with a master’s degree. These advanced academic credentials can prepare you to pursue a doctorate degree or to work in a new field. Most programs range from one to two years in length.

What is a Master in Heritage Studies? The programs provide an in-depth study of world heritages both intangible and tangible. Areas of study can range from the local to the global and primarily focus on cultural movements, objects, traditions and practices. Students can choose electives to gain further expertise in certain areas. The course work can include multicultural, multilingual, multiethnic and multinational groups. The knowledge gained can helps students teach the various cultural differences and analyze cultural, political and social actions.

Students in a degree program can hone many useful skills. Public speaking is a skill that can reach across many facets of life from work to volunteering to community outreach. Academic writing and research skills can help students in academia and corporations.

The cost of attending varies depending on the institution, program length and other factors. Research the variables before coming to a decision on the right program.

Most students with a Master in Heritage Studies take a traditional academic route focusing on research projects, curating and archiving. Museums and archive institutions may provide employment opportunities for graduates. Students have also branched outside of the traditional and pursued jobs as public relations directors, broadcasters, marketing analysts and journalists. Students can use their gained knowledge and experience to have a positive impact on the world and the connected global network through advocacy, policy and information dissemination.

Students can choose between living abroad, studying locally or even taking advantage of the flexibility of an online classroom. Commence the process with a search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Johns Hopkins University, Advanced Academic Programs
Washington , USA

The online Master of Arts in Cultural Heritage Management from Johns Hopkins Advanced Academic Programs immerses students in a broad context of cultural heritage issues, inclu ... +

The online Master of Arts in Cultural Heritage Management from Johns Hopkins Advanced Academic Programs immerses students in a broad context of cultural heritage issues, including social, environmental, and economic trends, and prepares students to assume leadership roles in the cultural heritage sector. -
MA
Part-time
English
Online
 
Jagiellonian University
Kraków , Poland

This two-year full-time Comparative Heritage Studies (COHES) MA program offers a wide range of knowledge on cultural heritage in literature, art, theatre, architecture, urban ... +

This two-year full-time Comparative Heritage Studies (COHES) MA program offers a wide range of knowledge on cultural heritage in literature, art, theatre, architecture, urban space, and sites of memory, particularly those found in Krakow and inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list. The COHES program focuses on the multi-ethnic, multinational, multilingual nature of heritage, approaching it from three angles: Digital Heritage, Visual Heritage, and Comparative and Translated Heritage. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Oct 2020
14 Sep 2020
Campus
 
Universitat de Girona
Girona , Spain

The Master in Cultural Tourism's mission is to train tourism specialists capable of successfully intervening in all types of cultural processes. At a time when the number of c ... +

The Master in Cultural Tourism's mission is to train tourism specialists capable of successfully intervening in all types of cultural processes. At a time when the number of cultural tourists increases year after year in the international, national and local market, the labor market demands a professional profile capable of conceptualizing and managing the programs, processes and destinations of cultural tourism. -
Master
Full-time
Spanish
Oct 2020
Campus
 
University of Skövde
Norrmalm , Sweden

In the Digital Narration: Game and Cultural Heritage Master’s Programme, you will create narratives and learn how they can be integrated into computer games and other new digi ... +

In the Digital Narration: Game and Cultural Heritage Master’s Programme, you will create narratives and learn how they can be integrated into computer games and other new digital media, particularly in the context of cultural heritage. -
Master
Full-time
English
30 Aug 2021
15 Jan 2021
Campus
 
Eötvös Loránd University
Budapest , Hungary

TEMA+ European Territories: Heritage and Development is a two-year (120 ECTS), bilingual (English and French) Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree program (EMJMD), involving fiv ... +

TEMA+ European Territories: Heritage and Development is a two-year (120 ECTS), bilingual (English and French) Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree program (EMJMD), involving five universities from the EU and Canada. The TEMA+ Consortium is coordinated from ELTE and formed by the École des Hautes en Sciences Sociales in Paris (EHESS), the University of Catania (UNICT), the Charles University, Prague (CUNI), and the Laval University from Canada (UL) in cooperation with the European Heritage Label (EHL) and different UNESCO offices. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English, French
Sep 2020
Campus
 
University of Haifa, International School
Haifa , Israel

The Department of Jewish Studies at the University of Haifa is excited to introduce a new international Jewish Studies MA program in Jewish history, philosophy and thought.

The Department of Jewish Studies at the University of Haifa is excited to introduce a new international Jewish Studies MA program in Jewish history, philosophy and thought. -
MA
Full-time
English
Oct 2020
Campus
 
University of Algarve
Faro , Portugal

The contemporary concept of cultural heritage has as its scope the set of manifestations, of material or immaterial nature, that characterize or identify a community, a region ... +

The contemporary concept of cultural heritage has as its scope the set of manifestations, of material or immaterial nature, that characterize or identify a community, a region, a nation, a culture. It is precisely because it is founded on specific cultural identities, on cultural inheritances, and on well-defined heritage processes, both in space and in time, that the concept of heritage, dialectically, also allows for its universalization. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
Portuguese (Portugal)
Oct 2020
Campus
 
University Bourgogne Franche-Comté (UBFC)
Dijon , France

The ‘Projects in International and European Cultural Engineering’ (PIECE) master’s degree opened in September 2019. It is a two-year course to train French and foreign student ... +

The ‘Projects in International and European Cultural Engineering’ (PIECE) master’s degree opened in September 2019. It is a two-year course to train French and foreign students and professionals in the fundamentals of managing projects and entities in the domains of culture and heritage. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
The Cyprus Institute
Nicosia , Cyprus

This is a unique program in Cyprus and the region, which aims to provide new scientific knowledge that will enrich and enhance the research and academic careers of its partici ... +

This is a unique program in Cyprus and the region, which aims to provide new scientific knowledge that will enrich and enhance the research and academic careers of its participant students. Furthermore, the postgraduate program will equip students with a wide range of transferable practical skills that will provide them with a significant advantage in the current and future competitive labor market. The program’s goal is to prepare students for careers as scientists and experts in Cultural Heritage with a strong background in the use of digital tools and scientific methods. Graduates of the program will be competitive to pursue work in the private or public sectors of Archaeology, Cultural Heritage Management, History, and Art Architecture, Museum Studies or the Study, Rehabilitation and Management of the Historical Structured Environment. -
MSc
Full-time
12 months
English
Oct 2020
Campus
 
University of Bologna
Ravenna , Italy

The Master's degree in International Cooperation on Human Rights and Intercultural Heritage offers a solid interdisciplinary and problem-oriented training to graduate students ... +

The Master's degree in International Cooperation on Human Rights and Intercultural Heritage offers a solid interdisciplinary and problem-oriented training to graduate students with diverse backgrounds who plan to work in the field of international cooperation and development. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
Oct 2020
Campus
 
Cranfield University
Swindon , United Kingdom +1 More

Developed from discussions with cultural heritage bodies, NGOs, military and police, this MSc will provide you with real-world skills that will enhance your employability.

Developed from discussions with cultural heritage bodies, NGOs, military and police, this MSc will provide you with real-world skills that will enhance your employability. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
English
Oct 2020
Campus
 
University of Lincoln
Lincoln , United Kingdom

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 dema ... +

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. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
University of Birmingham - College of Arts and Law
Birmingham , United Kingdom

This programme is aimed at those who wish to acquire both a deeper understanding of the concepts and processes surrounding World Heritage in its cultural forms (tangible and i ... +

This programme is aimed at those who wish to acquire both a deeper understanding of the concepts and processes surrounding World Heritage in its cultural forms (tangible and intangible), its natural forms and as cultural landscapes. This course will provide you with necessary skills that will allow you to critically appraise and effectively manage World Heritage and its impacts in a sustainable manner. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2020
Campus
Online
 
University of Groningen
Groningen , Netherlands

The MA in Religion and Cultural Heritage offers a unique combination of broad cultural competence and academic research skills, with practical skills relevant to the job marke ... +

The MA in Religion and Cultural Heritage offers a unique combination of broad cultural competence and academic research skills, with practical skills relevant to the job market. Our program is taught in a small scale teaching format, by internationally recognized experts in the field, with expertise on religious aspects of both material and immaterial heritage, and on various religions. You are going to study at a non-denominational university, which has an excellent network for internships, in a region known by its strong heritage. -
MA
Full-time
12 months
English
01 Sep 2021
01 Jun 2021
Campus
 
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Amsterdam , Netherlands

The Master's programme Heritage Studies challenges you to develop a critical view on conservation and transformation of spatial heritage. Our students appreciate the programme ... +

The Master's programme Heritage Studies challenges you to develop a critical view on conservation and transformation of spatial heritage. Our students appreciate the programme for its unique integration of academic interdisciplinary reflections on politics, history, theory and praxis. This exposes tensions between preservation and transformation of landscapes, urban areas, architecture and archaeological remains. Based in the World Heritage city of Amsterdam, the master welcomes both Dutch and international students with an interest in the professional fields of monument preservation, heritage tourism, spatial planning and design. The courses in the Heritage Studies programme will equip you with knowledge to reflect, but also with methods and skills to act as a heritage expert among architects, spatial planners and policy makers. Opting for the master Heritage Studies brings you into a interdisciplinary environment that encourages you to adopt a spatial perspective with an eye for the past, present ánd future. The teaching staff are architectural historians, archaeologists, historians and (historical) geographers. Each of them performs academic research as part of research institute CLUE+ whereas most also take up responsibilities in the professional heritage field. Want to know more about this master programme? Read our blog Heritage Studies, for impressions on the subject from both students and staff. -
Master
Full-time
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 

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