Cultural Heritage Studies (Heritage and the Arts) at University of Southampton - UCAS

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Course summary

Explore the many facets of cultural heritage from built environments and archaeological records to the heritage of art, film and literature. You’ll graduate from this MA with the expertise for a successful career in the heritage and tourism sector, or for further study at PhD level. This specialism (Heritage and Public History) has a particular focus on the differences between academic and public history. It explores how history is communicated to a non-academic audience by various institutions. Optional modules will give you the opportunity to explore themes in History or other heritage related subjects. You'll gain essential experience through things like field trips, meeting industry practitioners and the chance to apply for a work placement with one of our heritage partners.


Optional modules include: Approaches to Shakespeare, Past and Present; Literary Industries and New Media; Memory in National and Transnational Contexts; Museums in the Modern World; The Publishing World. For a full list of modules please visit:

Assessment method

Essays, practical assignments, projects/portfolios and dissertation.

How to apply

International applicants

English language: Band C, IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in all components.

Entry requirements

First or upper second class honours degree in an appropriate subject from a UK university, that has included assessed written academic work. Alternatively, we will also consider an equivalent overseas or professional qualification in an appropriate subject area. If English isn't your first language, you'll need to complete an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) to demonstrate your competence in English.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

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Sponsorship information

A variety of scholarships, grants and bursaries may be available to help you fund your master’s study, both from the University and from other organisations. Please check the website for more information:

Cultural Heritage Studies (Heritage and the Arts) at University of Southampton - UCAS