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Here are 10 of the best Masters Degree Courses in Heritage Studies available to study in the UK & Europe*.
Cost: £12,159 for UK and EU students / £27,516 for international students.
What You Will Study: This course at the University of Cambridge takes 11 months studying full time to complete, and covers issues such as the influence of politics in heritage, cultural heritage and the law, and public engagement with heritage.
Cost: £11,470 total cost for UK and EU students / £23,630 total cost for international students.
What You Will Study: Students at UCL undertake modules such as African Heritage, Funerary Archaeology, Themes and Debates in Islamic Archaeology and Heritage, Museum Management, and Antiquities and the Law. The course takes one year to complete on a full-time basis and two years when studying part time.
Cost: £9,500 total cost for UK and EU students / £19,500 total cost for international students.
What You Will Study: Full-time students on the MA in International Cultural Heritage Studies at Dirham University take one year to complete, with part-time students taking two years. Students have two study routes, one is for Cultural Heritage Research and the other is the Professional Practice Route for those already working.
Cost: €2,168 for Dutch and EU students / €18,800 for international students.
What You Will Study: This is a full-time MA at Leiden University in The Netherlands takes one year to complete and is taught in English. The course is divided into four different heritage areas of Europe, Near East, Americas and the Mediterranean.
Cost: £8,440 total cost for UK and EU students / £18,700 total cost for international students.
What You Will Study: The University of York has a variety of Heritage Studies courses of which the MSc in Digital Heritage is one. Part-time students have two to three years to complete the course and full-time students take one year. The course covers the extensive IT skills involved in heritage and museum management and the issues surrounding it.
Cost: No fees for Danish and EU students / €8,000 per year for international students.
What You Will Study: This course at Aarhus University in Denmark looks at the use of heritage as a resource and explores the global issues in heritage management. This is a full-time course that takes two years to complete and is taught in English.
Cost: £9,000 for UK and EU students / £22,150 for international students.
What You Will Study: This MA at the University of Sheffield is an interdisciplinary course and students can focus on a couple of areas including Managing the Historic Environment or Landscape Archaeology. The course takes one year for full-time students or two years for part-time students to complete.
Cost: £9,250 for UK and EU students / £18,812 for international students.
What You Will Study: This is a full-time course that takes students at the University of Southampton one year to complete. Modules include Global Cultural Heritage, Public History, Managing Maritime Museums and Heritage, and Jane Austen and the Heritage Industry.
Cost: £10,445 total cost for UK and EU students / £17,450 total cost for international students.
What You Will Study: Students on the MA in Heritage and Interpretation at the University of Leicester study this course on a part-time distance learning basis and it takes between 18 months and two years to complete their studies. The course covers issues such as politics in heritage and creative practice in heritage interpretation.
Cost: No fees for Swedish and EU students / SEK 240,000 total fees for international students.
What You Will Study: This course at Uppsala University in Sweden has four areas of concentration, which are cultural heritage and regional development, cultural heritage in peace and conflicts, climate change and energy efficiency, and cultural heritage in identity politics. Students study full time for two years and are taught in English.