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MA Programme in World Heritage Studies

The Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage at the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom has launched a new postgraduate programme in World Heritage Studies. This one-year course offers students an opportunity to acquire both a deeper understanding of the concepts and processes surrounding World Heritage in its tangible and intangible forms, and the necessary knowledge and skills that will allow them to effectively manage World Heritage and its impacts in a sustainable way.

The programme draws upon international cases and practical experience to provide students with an insight into the processes of World Heritage inscription and management. It is linked to the World Heritage Site of Ironbridge Gorge, one the UK's first designated sites, and also features a visit to the World Heritage Centre at UNESCO, Paris.

Modules include:

  • Critical Approaches to Heritage
  • Issues in World Heritage Management
  • Tourism Management at World Heritage Sites
  • World Heritage Case Study
  • Research Methods and Skills

Students will also complete a 15,000-word dissertation.

The programme is available for entry from September 2014.

Further details can be found at: www.birmingham.ac.uk/worldheritage

The new programme joins the Institute's longstanding and highly successful MA Heritage Management (also available by distance learning), MA Heritage and Identity (by distance learning only) and PhD programme (now also available by distance learning). To find out more about the Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage and all of its postgraduate programmes, please visit www.heritageculture.com