MA Cultural Heritage Studies
Co-ordinator: Beverley Butler
This degree programme covers practical and theoretical approaches to the key issues and working practices in the field of cultural heritage. It is aimed at both those who wish to study cultural heritage as an academic subject, and those who might wish to obtain employment in the broad sector. The degree caters for students from a wide range of academic disciplines who wish to study a rapidly growing interdisciplinary field.
The Institute is a recipient of the Conservation and Heritage Management Award, from the Archaeological Institute of America, for exceptional achievement in these fields. Students benefit from the Institute's emphasis on the role of heritage in today's society, from the art and archaeology collections of University College London, and from the unrivalled resources of London's museums. The Institute of Archaeology supports the principles of the 1970 UNESCO Convention and the 1995 Unidroit Convention and is unique as a UK academic department in having an ethics policy concerning the illicit trade in antiquities.
For more information about the MA Programme structure, including the degree handbook and details of modules, please use the link below.
Note on fees: The tuition fees shown are for the year indicated above. Fees for subsequent years may increase or otherwise vary. Further information on fee status, fee increases and the fee schedule can be viewed on the UCL Students website.
A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree in a relevant subject from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.
English Language Requirements
If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.
The English language level for this programme is: Good
Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.
Country-specific information, including details of when UCL representatives are visiting your part of the world, can be obtained from the International Students website.
International applicants can find out the equivalent qualification for their country by selecting from the list below.
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Application and next steps
Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.
There is an application processing fee for this programme of £75 for online applications and £100 for paper applications. Further information can be found at: www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate/taught/application.
Who can apply?
The programme is aimed both at those who wish to study cultural heritage as an academic subject, and those who might wish to obtain employment within this broad sector. The degree caters for students from a wide range of academic disciplines who wish to study this rapidly growing interdisciplinary field.
For more information see our Applications page.Apply now
What are we looking for?
When we assess your application we would like to learn:
- why you want to study Cultural Heritage Studies at graduate level
- why you want to study Cultural Heritage Studies at UCL
- what particularly attracts you to this programme
- how your personal, academic and professional background meets the demands of a challenging academic environment
- where you would like to go professionally with your degree
- what attracts you to this programme - which plays an emphasis on critical, theoretical perspectives on cultural heritage - at the intellectual, theoretical level.
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