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35 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
 
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 2022
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
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 

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University of Lincoln
Lincoln, United Kingdom

The MA Culture and Heritage Management aims to enhance students’ knowledge of the demands of leadership roles in these closely related sectors, including managing attractions ... +

The MA Culture and Heritage Management aims to enhance students’ knowledge of the demands of leadership roles in these closely related sectors, including managing attractions and collections; analysing and anticipating sector-wide trends, nationally and internationally; exploring the possibilities of digital cultural heritage, and understanding visitors and users more effectively. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
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
01 Oct 2022
Campus
 
University of Manchester
Manchester, United Kingdom

Our taught postgraduate course is aimed at both graduates and heritage professionals who want to develop their skills and theory in this area.

Our taught postgraduate course is aimed at both graduates and heritage professionals who want to develop their skills and theory in this area. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2022
Campus
 
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
English (UK)
01 Sep 2023
01 May 2023
Campus
 
Rome Business School
Rome, Italy +1 More

The Executive Master in Management of Art and Cultural Heritage is designed to provide in-depth training and the essential skills to undertake and consolidate a career in the ... +

The Executive Master in Management of Art and Cultural Heritage is designed to provide in-depth training and the essential skills to undertake and consolidate a career in the artistic and cultural business sector; all within one of the capitals with the richest and most varied artistic and cultural heritage: Rome. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
English, Italian
Oct 2022
01 Oct 2022
Campus
Online
 
University of Oviedo
Oviedo, Spain

Musical heritage is one of the aspects that receives the most support in cultural promotion promoted by public administrations. With the political decentralization that occurr ... +

Musical heritage is one of the aspects that receives the most support in cultural promotion promoted by public administrations. With the political decentralization that occurred in Spain in the last two decades, numerous projects related to the recovery, editing and interpretation of musical heritage have proliferated, materialized in record collections, editorial series or documentation centers. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
Spanish
Sep 2022
Campus