The course is to be an adjunct to the MA in Managing Archaeological Sites core course, providing students with an opportunity to put heritage management theory into practice in a supportive environment. They will be expected to apply, test and question theories and methods; to innovate, develop research and team working skills, and communicate results to the rest of the group, in the context of the information given in and ideas stimulated by the core MA.
Aims of the course
- To provide the students with information about aspects of putting heritage management into commercial practice.
- To give students an opportunity to carry out and write up practical tasks, individually and in teams, and to have their work critically assessed in a supportive environment.
- To encourage students to demonstrate their understanding of practical issues, and to critically assess heritage management theory in the context of practice.
- Observation and critical assessment.
- Teamwork and problem-solving.
- Written and oral presentation skills.
Delivery will be divided between 1 and 2-hour lectures, seminars and workshops, with input from both Institute staff, and external professionals working in heritage management. Students will be expected to carry out independent research and team work, and there will be a compulsory 3 day field school during Reading Week.