Goldsmiths, University of London

History, Heritage and Cultural Management Goldsmiths, University of London Degree level: Undergraduate

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History surrounds us: in museums and galleries, streets and parks, and in the lived experiences of communities. Combine your love for history with the creative and practical skills needed to work in the heritage and cultural management sectors.

One of the first in the world, this degree teaches you to be a historian and a cultural manager/entrepreneur. By combining these two skillsets, you will be empowered to carry out historical research, and to creatively communicate history and heritage to the public in accessible and engaging ways.

Over three years, you will hone in on your historical interests and produce independent original research in these areas. You will also gain valuable cultural management skills, ranging from events management, budgeting, and fundraising, to audience development, and public engagement.

This programme allows you to explore your passion for history and learn about cultural and heritage management, all while gaining the skills you need to land a career doing something you love. Along with intellectual curiosity, this degree has a clear focus on employability, leaving you well-equipped to seek work in historical and cultural management. This includes careers in historical, national heritage, or non-profit organisations, local history museums, as well as freelance entrepreneurial work.

Based in London
London is home to communities from countless different cultures, each with their own history and heritage. You will have the opportunity to explore history and heritage from a local perspective, and learn to place it in a global context.

Practical Hands-on Experience
This programme, jointly run by the Department of History and the Institute for Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship (ICCE), offers many opportunities for real-world cultural heritage management experience. In your second year, you will embark on a work placement in a cultural organisation, like a museum, gallery, or non-profit organisation.

Bring your research to life!
In your third year, you will use what you have learned during your placement and your other studies to shape a final interdisciplinary history and heritage project. This is where you will put into practice everything you have learned about conducting historical research. You will also draw on the cultural management skills learned in your ICCE modules, and put these into practice in the real world. Your project could include an exhibition, a film, a walking tour, or a podcast, for example; you decide! You will be assessed in equal parts on the quality of your research, and on your ability to bring it into the real world, manage it, and make it accessible to the public.

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code V190
Institution code G56
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level BBB
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM
Access to HE Diploma D: 30 credits Pass with 45 Level 3 credits including 30 Distinctions and a number of merits/passes in subject specific modules
Scottish Higher BBBBC
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 33 points With three Higher Level subjects at 655
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H2, H2, H2, H2
Scottish Advanced Higher BBC


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 With a 6.0 in writing and no element lower than 5.5

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9,250 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

To find out more about fees and funding, please check our undergraduate fees guidance or contact the Fees Office https://www.gold.ac.uk/ug/fees-funding/

Provider information

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Goldsmiths, University of London
New Cross
Lewisham
SE14 6NW


Course contact details

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020 7919 7490


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020 7078 5300