University of Plymouth: Heritage Theory and Practice

InstitutionUniversity of Plymouth View institution profile
Department School of Humanities and Performing Arts
Telephone +44 (0) 1752 585858
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MA Heritage Theory and Practice is a one year, taught postgraduate degree intended for graduates and professionals focused on a career in heritage. You will explore current principles and practices in the management and curation of heritage sites and museums including interpretation and community engagement. You will also engage with concepts and approaches in contemporary heritage theory and, importantly, how theory can relate to practice. Uniquely, MA Heritage Theory and Practice is connected to Cornerstone Praxis, the University of Plymouth’s highly successful heritage engagement unit. Through Cornerstone you will learn through ‘live’ projects, working on site with one of our heritage partners including national organisations such as the National Trust and Historic Houses as well as regional sites and museums including The Box, Powderham Castle, The Elizabethan House and Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Cornerstone also manages an extensive work placement scheme exclusive to our students, guaranteeing you a placement at a historic site or museum.

Master of Arts - MA (PG)

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The University of Plymouth is a high-quality, research-rich institution with a mission to advance knowledge and transform lives through specialist teaching. The University of Plymouth is a modern campus university ideally placed in the centre of Britain’s Ocean City. In one of the UK’s most beautiful regions, Plymouth is a thriving city located on the South West coast, situated between picturesque Dartmoor and the stunning beaches of Cornwall.

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