World heritage studies MA

A new MA programme in World Heritage Studies is being delivered by the Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage at the University of Birmingham.

This one-year course offers students an opportunity to acquire both a deeper understanding of the concepts and processes surrounding World Heritage in its tangible and intangible forms, and the necessary knowledge and skills that will allow them to effectively manage World Heritage and its impacts in a sustainable way. It draws upon international cases and practical experience to provide students with an insight into the processes of World Heritage inscription and management.

It is linked to the World Heritage Site of Ironbridge Gorge, one the UK’s first designated sites. It also features a visit to the World Heritage Centre at UNESCO, Paris.

Modules include:
*   Critical Approaches to Heritage
*   Issues in World Heritage Management
*   Tourism Management at World Heritage Sites
*   Research Skills and Methods for Heritage
*   World Heritage Case Study
Students will also complete a 15,000-word dissertation.
Start date:  available for entry from September 2013.
Further details can be found at: www.birmingham.ac.uk/worldheritage. Or contact Dr Anna Woodham at the Ironbridge Int. Inst. for Cultural Heritage:  a.l.woodham@bham.ac.uk
The new programme joins the Institute’s longstanding and highly successful MA Heritage Management<www.birmingham.ac.uk/students/courses/postgraduate/taught/ironbridge/heritage-management.aspx> (also available by distance learning<www.birmingham.ac.uk/students/courses/distance/ironbridge/heritage-management.aspx>), MA Heritage and Identity<www.birmingham.ac.uk/students/courses/distance/ironbridge/heritage-identity.aspx> (by distance learning only) and PhD programme<www.birmingham.ac.uk/students/courses/postgraduate/research/caha/arch-heritage-environment.aspx> (now also available by distance learning).To find out more about the Ironbridge Int. Inst. for Cultural Heritage and all of its postgraduate programmes, please visit: www.heritageculture.com.

Professor Mike Robinson
Chair of Cultural Heritage
Director, Ironbridge Int. Inst. for Cultural Heritage, Univ of Birmingham

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