MA Cultural Heritage Management

Department of Archaeology, Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Sheffield University Management School, Faculty of Social Sciences

We inspire students to explore and excel through imaginative teaching and the world-leading research we conduct across the globe.

I love the mix of both theoretical and practical teaching we get. We have seminars but we also get to handle the materials, which is fun and interesting.

Margaret James, postgraduate student in Department of Archaeology


About the course

Course description 2017

This innovative course, taught jointly between the Management School and the Department of Archaeology, is the first of its kind in the UK. This course combines the strengths of both departments, whilst actively forging close links with the heritage sector within our region, nationally and overseas.

These links with industry form an integral feature of your studies, providing you with the opportunity to apply the principles you learn to real world situations.

Margaret James, postgraduate student of the Department of Archeology

Core modules

  • Heritage, History and Identity
  • Heritage, Place and Community
  • Research Design: Planning, Execution and Presentation
  • Introduction to the Creative and Cultural Industries
  • Cultural Marketing
  • Managing Museums and Cultural Heritage Sites
  • Dissertation.

Indicative optional modules

  • Landscapes in Archaeology: methods and perspectives
  • Accounting and Financial Management
  • Fundraising Management: sponsorship, philanthropy and the state
  • Critical Theories and Concepts in the Cultural and Creative Industries
  • Managing Creative Brands

Course duration

1 year full-time


Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2:1 honours degree in an arts, humanities or science subject is usually required. Your interest in and knowledge of archaeological matters are more important than the specific discipline of your undergraduate degree.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Entry requirements for international students

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Fees and funding

If you accept a place on one of our courses, you may be eligible to apply for WRoCAH and University of Sheffield studentships. If you're considering applying for funding, we recommend you contact us as soon as possible.

Financial information for postgraduate taught courses

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You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It is a quick and easy process.

Postgraduate Online Application Form

Any questions?

If you'd like to know more about any aspect of our courses, contact us:

E: archaeology@sheffield.ac.uk
T: +44 (0)114 222 2900

The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.