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31 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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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
Campus
 
Franklin University Switzerland
Sorengo, Switzerland

Created in partnership with SDA Bocconi School of Management, this MA in Responsible Arts Management and Cultural Heritage is designed to provide both a practical and theoreti ... +

Created in partnership with SDA Bocconi School of Management, this MA in Responsible Arts Management and Cultural Heritage is designed to provide both a practical and theoretical preparation for change-makers, future leaders and the next generation of art professionals. Through a rigorous curriculum and multicultural experience, the program strives towards preparing leaders for today’s international arts and heritage environment. -
MA
Full-time
12 months
English
17 Aug 2021
Online & Campus Combined
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
Campus
 

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Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Amsterdam, Netherlands

The one-year Heritage Studies Master's program will equip you with the knowledge, methods, and skills to act as a heritage expert among architects, spatial planners, and polic ... +

The one-year Heritage Studies Master's program will equip you with the knowledge, methods, and skills to act as a heritage expert among architects, spatial planners, and policymakers. You’ll be studying in an interdisciplinary environment that encourages you to adopt a spatial perspective with an eye for the past, present, and future. -
MA
Full-time
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
University of Birmingham - College of Arts and Law
Birmingham, United Kingdom

The MA in International Heritage Management is a well-established and respected programme based on a unique partnership between a leading research University and one of the la ... +

The MA in International Heritage Management is a well-established and respected programme based on a unique partnership between a leading research University and one of the largest independent museums in the UK, the Ironbridge Gorge Museums Trust. For more than 25 years, the programme has provided an advanced qualification in heritage and its management. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2021
Online
 
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
 
University of Glasgow Postgraduate Programmes
Glasgow, United Kingdom

This is a uniquely innovative and multidisciplinary programme that equips the next generation of museum and heritage professionals with the ability to engage with the various ... +

This is a uniquely innovative and multidisciplinary programme that equips the next generation of museum and heritage professionals with the ability to engage with the various contexts (cultural, economic, political) that they will encounter and which are needed for the 21st Century. The programme includes placements, language learning and a minimum of three mobility periods in Europe. -
MSc
Full-time
24 months
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Universidade Santiago de Compostela
Santiago de Compostela, Spain

It is a primary objective of the program to train the student for research in the field of art history and heritage.

It is a primary objective of the program to train the student for research in the field of art history and heritage. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
Spanish, Gallegan
Sep 2021
20 Aug 2021
Campus
 
University of Lincoln
Lincoln, United Kingdom

The MA Heritage Conservation provides an opportunity to combine paid work with hands-on conservation experience and academic teaching. The programme aims to develop apprentice ... +

The MA Heritage Conservation provides an opportunity to combine paid work with hands-on conservation experience and academic teaching. The programme aims to develop apprentices' professional skills and knowledge within a work-based context while equipping them with an awareness of the principles of heritage conservation. Apprentices have the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills to enhance their effectiveness in their field. -
MA
Part-time
4 - 5 years
English
Sep 2021
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
Campus
 
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
Campus
 
Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Madrid, Spain

Within the field related to culture and humanities, it is necessary to train professionals whose work is aimed at ensuring that the Written Historical Heritage is correctly in ... +

Within the field related to culture and humanities, it is necessary to train professionals whose work is aimed at ensuring that the Written Historical Heritage is correctly interpreted from a scientific point of view; also that the necessary studies and readings can be made to facilitate consultation by thousands of researchers. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
2 semesters
Spanish
Sep 2021
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 2021
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 2021
20 Sep 2021
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
Campus