Cultural Heritage Management
Department of Archaeology,
Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Faculty of Social Sciences
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.
- Heritage, History and Identity
- Heritage, Place and Community
- Research Design: Planning, Execution and Presentation
- Introduction to the Creative and Cultural Industries
- Managing Museums and Cultural Heritage Sites
Choose from a range of optional modules. These might include:
- Cultural Marketing
- 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
The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it's up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research; funding changes; professional accreditation requirements; student or employer feedback; outcomes of reviews; and variations in staff or student numbers. In the event of any change we'll consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption. We are no longer offering unrestricted module choice. If your course included unrestricted modules, your department will provide a list of modules from their own and other subject areas that you can choose from.
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.
All our masters students have the option to get involved in research projects – in the UK, Europe and elsewhere – even if fieldwork isn’t part of your course.
Your assessments will include essays, portfolio work, practical work, exams and a dissertation.
- 1 year, full-time
- 2 years, part 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!
MA Cultural Heritage Management
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.
Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.
If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the department.
Fees and funding
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.
You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It's a quick and easy process.
+44 114 222 2900
+44 114 222 3376
Any supervisors and research areas listed are indicative and may change before the start of the course.
Recognition of professional qualifications: from 1 January 2021, in order to have any UK professional qualifications recognised for work in an EU country across a number of regulated and other professions you need to apply to the host country for recognition. Read information from the UK government and the EU Regulated Professions Database.