2019 start
MA

Cultural Heritage Management

Department of Archaeology, Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Through imaginative teaching and world-leading research, we inspire our students to explore.
Group of archaeology postgraduates

Course description

Our strong links with the heritage industry mean you can apply what you learn in real-world situations – during the course. Students work with organisations such as Historic England, the National Trust and regional museums – experience that can be a deciding factor when you compete for jobs in the sector.

You can come to the course from either an archaeology or a business/management background. Taught in partnership with colleagues from the Sheffield University Management School, it provides training in heritage interpretation and conservation, as well as marketing and site management.

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Modules

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

Optional modules

Choose from a range of optional modules. These might include:

  • Cultural and Creative Entrepreneurship
  • 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; Digital Cultural Heritage: Theory and Practice
  • Heritage, Museum and Field: Archaeology in Practice
  • Digital Cultural Heritage: Theory and Practice

Teaching

You can expect a balanced timetable of lectures, seminars and practicals. You’ll have access to specialist labs and world-class reference collections. Many of our masters courses include a fieldwork or project-based component.

We integrate humanities and science-based approaches to nurture a deeper understanding. You’ll have the opportunity to explore different viewpoints and make up your own mind about their strengths and weaknesses.

We’ll help you to develop your critical thinking as well as your practical skills. What we ask of you, as a member of our lively academic community, is that you challenge, question, and explore.

Duration

1 year full-time

This course is split between the archaeology and management schools and is a mix of lectures and seminars. The mix of archaeology and management means that I am learning about archaeology and heritage, as well as the wider heritage industry. There are also a number of field trips for some of the modules, which have allowed me to see different approaches to heritage management and discover new places!

Rosalind MacDonald
MA Cultural Heritage Management

Entry requirements

Usually a minimum 2:1 honours degree in an arts, humanities or science subject. But your interest in and understanding of archaeology is more important than what you studied at undergraduate level.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Entry requirements for international students

Fees and funding

Studentships

If you accept a place on a course, you may be eligible to apply for White Rose College of the Arts and Humanities (WRoCAH) and University of Sheffield studentships. We also offer a number of department and course-specific scholarships.

See the department's fees and funding page for more information.

Financial information for postgraduate taught courses

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

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Contact

archaeology-masters@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 2900

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