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Masters Programs in Heritage Studies

Compare 5 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.

5 Results in Heritage Studies

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.


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.).


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.


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.


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.