Masters Programs in Heritage Studies

Compare 6 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 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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Master in Science for the Conservation - Restoration of Cultural Heritage

University of Bologna
Campus Full time 2 years October 2019 Italy Ravenna

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.). [+]

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 ... [-]

Master in International Cooperation on Human Rights and Intercultural Heritage

University of Bologna
Campus Full time 2 years October 2019 Italy Ravenna

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 cooperation and development. [+]

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 cooperation and development.

It aims at broadening students’ conceptual and analytical abilities, equipping them with both academic and professional skills. The key objective is to enable students to manage global development projects in complex, multi-dimensional and intercultural environments.

Close attention is paid to historical and geopolitical dynamics between the European Union and Central, Eastern European and East Asian countries, as well as in the Euro-Mediterranean region.

The course focuses on the evolving economic, political, social and cultural issues related to international cooperation and development as well as on professional skills and methodological tools that are needed to critically address and tackle them.... [-]


Master's Degree in Cultural Heritage: Research and Management (MPAT)

Universidad de las Islas Baleares - UIB
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Spain Palma

The Cultural Heritage is a shared concept throughout Europe, which affects the material and immaterial witnesses of the history and culture of our societies. It has become a social commitment and one of the priority lines of states and trans-state institutions, as reflected in the legislation of European governments, in the normative actions of UNESCO and in the programming of ICOMOS, among others. . [+]

What does it consist of?

The Cultural Heritage is a shared concept throughout Europe, which affects the material and immaterial witnesses of the history and culture of our societies. It has become a social commitment and one of the priority lines of states and trans-state institutions, as reflected in the legislation of European governments, in the normative actions of UNESCO and in the programming of ICOMOS, among others. .

The Department of Historical Sciences and Theory of Arts, of the UIB, has designed a Master's Degree in Cultural Heritage: Research and Management for the training of professionals in two preferred areas:

The management of heritage projects.The investigation in patrimonial subjects.... [-]

Master in Cultural Studies: Comparative Heritage Studies (COHES)

Jagiellonian University
Campus Full time 2 years October 2019 Poland Kraków

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. [+]

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.... [-]


Masters in Heritage Management

Ahmedabad University
Campus Full time 2 years July 2019 India Ahmedabad

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. [+]

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.... [-]


TEMA+ European Territories: Heritage and Development Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree

Eötvös Loránd University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Hungary District V.

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. [+]

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.... [-]