Bath Spa University
Heritage Management MA
Bath Spa University

Course modalities offered

Key Course Facts

Course Description

Combine placements and projects with robust conceptual thinking through this dynamic MA course.

  • Developed and taught by leading heritage practitioners.

  • A chance to build expertise in areas that most interest you.

  • Opportunities to work in partnership with major heritage organisations, specialists and researchers.

The physical remains of our past – buildings, landscapes, city streets, archives, artefacts and archaeological sites – along with the intangible associations of tradition, language and memory continue to shape our lives. But the ways we understand and manage ‘heritage’ are changing rapidly.

We’ll challenge you to think about what this means, help you to set heritage management in its social, political and economic context, and offer you the chance to apply your growing understanding through a range of research and practice-based projects with our regional, national and international partners.

You’ll explore how heritage sites are managed, presented and explained, and consider their value beyond something to see or a place to visit. The course combines a strong conceptual basis for the study of heritage with the opportunity to develop professional skills and insights.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Careers in the heritage sector include collections management; education and learning; exhibition planning and implementation; community engagement and outreach; and marketing and fundraising. We also cater for people interested in the voluntary sector, social enterprises, fundraising, and a wide range of administrative and management roles.

Students are assessed through a mix of project work, formal essays, reports and a final dissertation or project. The final project might include producing a film, developing a website, or preparing learning materials for a range of different audiences. Alternatively, a more traditional dissertation might lead to further research and a PhD.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 5.0
    • Foundation
    • 6.5
    • Mphil / PhD
    • 7.0
    • PGCE
    • 6.5
    • Graduate Degrees
    • 6.0
    • Undergraduate Degrees

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Heritage Management, MA, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

Applicants normally have a good 1st degree (2.1 or above) in any academic subject. Applicants without a 1st degree may be considered if they can demonstrate considerable relevant experience and may be asked to attend an interview. If English is not the 1st language applicants will need to provide evidence of proficiency in written and spoken English. A minimum language level of IELTS 6.5, or equivalent, is required.


Tuition Fees Heritage Management MA

EU £3800 year 1
England UK £3800 year 1
Northern Ireland £3800 year 1
Scotland £3800 year 1
Wales £3800 year 1
Channel Islands £3800 year 1

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

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About Bath Spa University

Bath Spa University is located in the rural outskirts of the English city of the same name, Bath. This institution of higher education takes pride in that they have the faculty resources and initiative to treat students as individuals, by learning their strengths and weaknesses, and thus being able to help them find work placements that align with their goals. In your free time, you can find academic and social experiences through Bath Spa’s more than 70 student clubs and societies.

Student composition of Bath Spa University

Students by level of study Academic year 2020/21 - Full-time equivalent student enrollments published by Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) on 10 February 2022
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Where is this programme taught

Corsham Court
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