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Heritage Management (with HRP)

MA ( 1 year Full-time / 2 years Part-time )

Overview

The MA in Heritage Management is a new Master’s course arising out of the partnership of Historic Royal Palaces, a world-leading heritage organisation, and Queen Mary University of London.

The course has several significant features:

  • The course provides students with practical work experience within Historic Royal Palaces. Through this they gain invaluable insider’s knowledge of the organisation and work alongside leading experts in heritage management. Historic Royal Palaces, a global leader in heritage management, is responsible for some of the most well-known and significant historical sites, including the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, Kensington Palace, Kew Palace, the Banqueting House, and Hillsborough Castle.
  • The course provides students with a thorough and advanced-level understanding of the theory and practice of heritage management by combining the disciplinary expertise and reputation of Queen Mary’s School of Business with the professional and applied knowledge of specialists within Historic Royal Palaces.
  • Through the system of structured placements within HRP, through teaching based at Queen Mary University London and Hampton Court Palace, Kensington Palace, and the Tower of London, students will gain comprehensive and practice-based understanding of heritage organisations and be equipped to progress to a wide range of careers within the heritage sector.

The course welcomes applications from those with a strong undergraduate degree in disciplines related to heritage, including history, archaeology, humanities-based subjects. It is suitable for candidates in business or already engaged in heritage-related sectors who wish to advance their careers in the heritage sector. It also provides a suitable basis for anyone seeking to pursue an academic or research career in relation to heritage.

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Structure

 

Full-time 

A combination of academic study with professional masterclasses and workplace experience will give you access to leading thinkers and practitioners in the heritage sector and help to prepare you for leadership roles or further research in the future.

Semester 1

Compulsory

Heritage: History, Theory and Practice

Managing Heritages at Historic Royal Palaces

Leadership Seminar

Professional Placement

 

Electives:

History of Cultural Industries

Organising in the Creative and Cultural Industries

Introduction to Marketing Management

Ethnography of Communication

 

Semester 2

Compulsory

Managing Heritages at Historic Royal Palaces

Research Design and Methods

Leadership Seminar

Professional Placement

 

Electives:

Funding and Financing*

Project Management *

Leadership in the Social and Public Sectors

Entrepreneurship and Innovation*

Organisational Development and Transformation

*NB: Students must take one elective from Funding and Finance, Entrepreneurship and Innovation and Project Management

 

Semester 3

Two core modules:

Dissertation in Heritage Management

Professional Practice in Heritage Management 

Professional Placement

Note: The modules are correct at the time of reading.  However we constantly review and update our modules, meaning that they may be subject to change in the future.

 

 

 

Part-time

A combination of academic study with professional masterclasses and workplace experience will give you access to leading thinkers and practitioners in the heritage sector and help to prepare you for leadership roles or further research in the future.

Year 1: Semester 1

Compulsory

Heritage: History, Theory and Practice

Managing Heritages at Historic Royal Palaces

Leadership Seminar

 

Year 1: Semester 2

Compulsory

Managing Heritages at Historic Royal Palaces

Leadership Seminar

 

Electives:

Funding and Financing*

Project Management *

Leadership in the Social and Public Sectors

Entrepreneurship and Innovation*

Organisational Development and Transformation

*NB: Students must take one elective from Funding and Finance, Entrepreneurship and Innovation and Project Management

 

Year 2: Semester 1

Professional Placement

Leadership Seminar

 

Electives:

Funding and Financing*

Project Management *

Leadership in the Social and Public Sectors

Entrepreneurship and Innovation*

Organisational Development and Transformation

*NB: Students must take one elective from Funding and Finance, Entrepreneurship and Innovation and Project Management

 

 

Year 2: Semester 2

Research Design and Methods

Dissertation in Heritage Management

Professional Practice in Heritage Management

Professional Placement

Leadership Seminar

 

Year 2: Semester 3

Dissertation in Heritage Management

Professional Practice in Heritage Management

 

* Note: The modules are correct at the time of reading. However we constantly review and update our modules, meaning that they may be subject to change in the future.

Entry requirements

A good upper second class honours degree or equivalent in any subject.  For students whose first language is not English, we shall require an IELTS 7.0 (with 6.0 in writing) or equivalent is required.

International applicants:

Students from outside of the UK help form a global community here at Queen Mary. For detailed country specific entry requirements please visit the International section of our website. If your first language is not English, you must provide evidence of your English language proficiency. Find details on our English language entry requirements

If you do not meet language or scholarly requirements it might be possible for you to undertake foundation or pre-sessional programmes that will prepare you for the masters programme.

For more information, please contact the Admissions Office.

Learning and teaching

Contact hours

Undertaking a Masters programme is a serious commitment, with weekly contact hours being in addition to numerous hours of independent learning and research needed to progress at the required level. When coursework or examination deadlines are approaching independent learning hours may need to increase significantly. Please contact the course convenor for precise information on the number of contact hours per week for this programme.

Learning and teaching

Teaching for all modules includes a combination of lectures, seminars and a virtual learning environment. You can expect two to three hours of contact time per module, per week.

Independent study

For every hour spent in classes you will be expected to complete further hours of independent study. Your individual study time could be spent preparing for, or following up on formal study sessions; reading; producing written work; completing projects; and revising for examinations.

The direction of your individual study will be guided by the formal study sessions you attend, along with your reading lists and assignments. However, we expect you to demonstrate an active role in your own learning by reading widely and expanding your own knowledge, understanding and critical ability.

Independent study will foster in you the ability to identify your own learning needs and determine which areas you need to focus on to become proficient in your subject area. This is an important transferable skill and will help to prepare you for the transition to working life.

Assessment

Teaching for all modules includes a combination of lectures, seminars and interaction with the Virtual Learning Environment. A wide range of assessment techniques are used, including coursework examinations and a dissertation. Coursework may take the form of an individual and/or group assignment, individual and/or group presentations or invigilated tests. Examinations take place in May or early June. Students must achieve an overall pass in the taught element in order to progress to their dissertation which must also be passed for a degree to be awarded.

Dissertation

Over the summer term, you will write a dissertation.

This can be a practice orientated project of your choice, on a company or an industry you choose.

Fees

Tuition fees for Home and EU students

2018/19 Academic Year

Full time £10,500
Part time £5,250

Tuition fees for International students

2018/19 Academic Year

Full time £17,000
Part time £8,500

Funding

There are a number of sources of funding available for Masters students.

These include a significant package of competitive Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) bursaries and scholarships in a range of subject areas, as well as external sources of funding.

Queen Mary bursaries and scholarships

We offer a range of bursaries and scholarships for Masters students including competitive scholarships, bursaries and awards, some of which are for applicants studying specific subjects.

Find out more about QMUL bursaries and scholarships.

HRP BAME Studentships

Historic Royal Palaces (HRP) wants to make careers in our sector more accessible to people from Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities to help bring our palaces and stories to a broader demographic and make them accessible and relevant for all.

In order to achieve this, HRP is pleased to support two scholarships for students from BAME groups to study part-time on the new MA in Heritage Management, jointly established with Queen Mary University of London, during the 2018/19 and 2019/20 academic years.

The scholarships will cover fees and a living allowance of £11,681 per annum.

For the duration of the MA, and alongside the course, those holding the scholarships will work part-time within the Curators' team at Historic Royal Palaces for an additional two days a week. 

If you would like to be considered for one of these scholarships, please state your intention to apply on the MA application form. Further details of how to apply for the scholarships will be sent to applicants in June 2018. The deadline for applications will be Friday 6 July at 12 noon. In the meantime, see further information about the scholarships.

Alternative sources of funding

Home/EU students can apply for a range of other funding, such as Professional and Career Development Loans, and Employer Sponsorship, depending on their circumstances and the specific programme of study.

Overseas students may be eligible to apply for a range of external scholarships and we also provide information about relevant funding providers in your home country on our country web pages.

Download our Postgraduate Funding Guide [PDF] for detailed information about postgraduate funding options for Home/EU students.

Read more about alternative sources of funding for Home/EU students and for Overseas students.

Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 5079
email bursaries@qmul.ac.uk

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Our Advice and Counselling Service also has lots of Student Advice Guides on all aspects of finance including:

Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 8717

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