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University of Exeter launches new MA in International Heritage Management & Consultancy

The University of Exeter is launching a new global, interdisciplinary postgraduate programme MA International Heritage Management and Consultancy that could help students interested in a career in the heritage sector realise their ambitions. It is also a perfect route for those already in work who would either like to transition into the sector or specialise in a particular role. It is offering all new students enrolling on the MA programme in 2018 £1,000 off tuition fees* (when students submit their deposit within 4 weeks of receiving an offer).

By using heritage as a lens through which to consider current global challenges such as climate change, conflict, and decolonisation, the MA will prepare students to compete in the growing field of heritage and consultancy. Based at the Penryn campus in Cornwall, students will gain theoretical and methodological training; experience the challenge of practical problem-based learning; have access to professionals in the field; gain hands-on expertise in-situ across different heritage contexts; complete work-based placements; and build sector relevant networks, all vital to future employment.

The programme incorporates regular visits to national heritage sites and museums, enabling students to learn first-hand about heritage management from on-site experts. Students will also gain direct experience on an inclusive international field course to Vancouver and Vancouver Island.

Dr Bryony Onciul, Programme Director, International Heritage Management and Consultancy said: "As the Chair of the UK Chapter of the Association of Critical Heritage Studies (ACHS), and as a member of the international ACHS Executive Committee, I am part of a strong and growing network of international heritage specialists. At the international level we run a large conference every two years. These have traversed the globe, from Gothenburg, to Canberra, to Hangzhou. In 2020 the international AHCS conference will be hosted in London. On the national level we hold annual conferences and symposiums around the UK. As a result, the latest heritage research and practice directly informs the teaching on the International Heritage Management and Consultancy Programme."

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*£1,000 deducted at the start of the academic year from remaining tuition fee balance.

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