Historic Royal Palaces Heritage Scholarships

About the award

Level: Masters
Course: MA Heritage Management
Country: Home, United Kingdom
Value: Full tuition fees and living allowance of £11,681 per annum.
No. of awards: 2
Deadline: TBC

More information

Note: these awards are not available for 2019 entry but they will be for 2020 entry.

The Historic Royal Palaces Heritage Scholarships will cover full tuition fees for two BAME students to study part time on the MA Heritage Management. Successful applicants will undertake work at HRP for two days a week in addition to their part-time study and receive a contribution towards their living costs.

Black, Asian, and minority ethnic (BAME) groups are currently under-represented within the heritage and cultural sectors. Diversification of the workforce is important for the sector to help break down long-established institutional barriers by injecting enthusiasm, and new skills and ideas, which will directly influence the presentation of our museums, sites, and venues.

Historic Royal Palaces (HRP) wants to make careers in our sector more accessible to people from black, Asian, and minority ethnic 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’s University 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.

MA Programme Director John Davis explains that ‘it is essential that heritage managers are equipped to consider and appreciate diversity issues. Diversity is a crucial part of the heritage discourse. It is central to the presentation of the past, the collection and preservation of heritage, and successful engagement with the public. Heritage Managers must be able work effectively in a diverse environment and with teams of staff drawn from a wide range of backgrounds. Heritage Managers should be able to inspire and lead the promotion of diversity in the heritage sector.

If you would like to be considered for one of these scholarships, please state your intention to apply on the MA application form. 



The application form can be downloaded MA Heritage management BAME instructions [DOC 14KB]

The deadline for applications will be Friday 6th July at 12 noon. 

Historic Royal Palaces is an equal opportunities employer and truly values a diverse workforce. Applications are welcome from candidates regardless of their background. For more information about HRP’s commitment to diversity, please watch this video.