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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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7 Results in Heritage Studies

Ahmedabad University

The first of its kind in India, and located in the recently christened ‘UNESCO World-Heritage City’ of Ahmedabad; the Master’s Programme in Heritage Management is a two-y ... [+]

The first of its kind in India, and located in the recently christened ‘UNESCO World-Heritage City’ of Ahmedabad; the Master’s Programme in Heritage Management is a two-year degree programme that emphasizes on a critical understanding of heritage and an integrated management approach to the heritage sector. It offers a unique opportunity to gain expertise in a fast-growing domain within the context of an innovative pedagogic framework that includes field-learning, immersion and practicum programmes, and inputs from leading practitioners within the field. In the two years of the course, the pedagogy facilitates students to gain conceptual and professional insights into heritage at both the macro level and grassroots level.... [-]

India Ahmedabad
July 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
University Bourgogne Franche-Comté (UBFC)

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

The ‘Projects in International and European Cultural Engineering’ (PIECE) master’s degree opens 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. It uses innovative teaching methods based on the principles of collaborative intelligence, professional and international immersion and an understanding of technological innovation and scientific research. Mixed teams of teaching/research staff from multiple departments and research centers together with professionals working in regional and local cultural entities will come together to transfer the skills essential to responding to international calls-for-tender in the field of culture (e.g. Creative Europe). They will supervise students in developing actual projects proposed by the organizations in Bourgogne-France-Comté. Research seminars on the latest issues in culture and science will provide the basis for this reverse teaching, enabling students to constantly test out the theoretical knowledge they have acquired against the realities of the professional world. One of the objectives of the course is to pass on the fundamentals of interculturality by means of academic lessons and multicultural communication work as well as by immersion in foreign cultures through collaborative work. This means the second semester will be spent serving internships in universities and cultural entities abroad. At the beginning of the second year, the projects are to be presented to European officials in Brussels.... [-]

France Dijon
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
University of Bologna

The course is aimed at the education and training of Conservation Scientist, a scientist with knowledge on chemistry, physics, biology, geology and informatics applied to ... [+]

The course is aimed at the education and training of Conservation Scientist, a scientist with knowledge on chemistry, physics, biology, geology and informatics applied to cultural heritage and further knowledge in conservation (ethics, history, cultural values, historical technologies, past and present conservation technologies and practice, specific scientific aspects, etc.). His/her formation enables him/her to contribute to the study and conservation of cultural heritage within an interdisciplinary team.

5 reasons to enrol on the degree programme The course trains conservation scientists, professionals involved in the scientific study of cultural heritage You’ll penetrate the hidden material constitution of works of art You’ll be trained on the use of the most advanced analytical techniques currently used to study cultural heritage You will study within a team of international and interdisciplinary students Scholarships for thesis abroad are available every year Admission requirements ... [-]
Italy Ravenna
October 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
University of Bologna

The programme offers a solid interdisciplinary and problem-oriented training to graduate students with diverse backgrounds who plan to work in the field of international ... [+]

I-CONTACT offers solid interdisciplinary and problem-oriented training to students with diverse educational backgrounds who plan to work in the field of international cooperation and development.

Key objectives: to broaden students’ conceptual and analytical abilities; to equip students with academic and professional skills and methodological tools to critically address and tackle evolving economic, political, social and cultural issues in international cooperation and development; to enable students to manage global development projects in complex, multi-dimensional and intercultural environments.

Main area of interest: historical and geopolitical dynamics between the EU and Central and Eastern Europe, East Asian countries and the Euro-Med region.... [-]

Italy Ravenna
October 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Universidade de Évora

The Department of History of the University of Évora, with other Departments of the Institution, has been offering a Master in Management and Valorisation of Historical a ... [+]

Overview

The Department of History of the University of Évora, with other Departments of the Institution, has been offering a Master in Management and Valorisation of Historical and Cultural Heritage since the academic year 2006/2007. The aim of this Master is to increase the scientific and technical knowledge in Historical and Cultural Heritage associated with the methodologies and techniques of inventorying, preservation, valorization, and management of Heritage. It also intends to provide scientific instrumentation that allows the recognition of the value of the various types of heritage, through the study of its historical contextualization and the various forms of valorization present in contemporary societies. Based on a multidisciplinary and integrative vision, this Master's Degree seeks to stimulate and enjoy the historical and patrimonial legacy of the regions, placing them at the service of their development. This master's degree, assured by teachers with experience in the areas of Cultural Heritage, History, Art History, Museology, Landscape, Environment and Planning, seeks to ensure the training of specialists capable of safeguarding and managing Historical and Cultural Heritage in the Contemporary World, as well as bet on Heritage as a form of sustained development and cultural promotion of different regions and countries.... [-]

Portugal Evora
October 2019
Full-time
3 semesters
Campus
Jagiellonian University

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

Students enrolled in 2018/2019 will study for free thanks to the grant of the National Center for Research and Development. There is also an opportunity to offer for foreign students a scholarship in the amount of 1 500 PLN/month (approx. 375 USD).

Programme description

This two-year full-time Comparative Heritage Studies (COHES) MA programme 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 programme focuses on the multi-ethnic, multinational, multilingual nature of heritage, approaching it from three angles: Digital Heritage, Visual Heritage, and Comparative and Translated Heritage.... [-]

Poland Kraków
October 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Eötvös Loránd University

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

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

The goal of this program is to provide a better understanding of the growing presence and importance of cultural heritage in a European context by applying a multinational, interdisciplinary approach. Over the past decade, academics have started recognizing the importance and impact of European cultural heritage on identity and contemporary culture. For this reason, the consortium has commonly decided to use its expertise to develop a new interdisciplinary programme and curriculum and to create the first European joint master programme on European Heritage Studies that connects the academic fields of Social Sciences and Humanities.... [-]

Hungary District V.
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus