Waterford Institute of Technology: Arts and Heritage Management (MA)

InstitutionWaterford Institute of Technology
Department Applied Arts
Web http://www.wit.ie
Email info@wit.ie
Telephone 00 35351 302000
Study type Taught


The aim of the Masters in Arts & Heritage Management is to address specific and identified needs within the arts and heritage industry for management training in the area of cultural administration, and to provide you with the necessary skills for effective cultural leadership and management. It offers you an opportunity to reflect on your professional practice (work placement) and gain a theoretical and critical perspective on managing organisations and events in the cultural/heritage sector.

The Masters in Arts & Heritage Management is a 90-credit programme suited to Arts graduates, Business graduates with a particular interest in arts/heritage, and practitioners of the arts/heritage sectors.

1 course option

Qualification MA
Level NFQ Level 9
Entry requirements

For entry into the programme, you must have at least a 2nd Class Honours Degree (level 8) in a relevant discipline (e.g. Art, Music, History, Archaeology) or in a Business subject (e.g. Management or Marketing).

In exceptional cases, students, who do not meet the normal entry requirements, may be considered for admission by demonstrating that they qualify through the Institute’s APL/RPL procedures. Where deemed necessary, an interview will be carried out to assess the student’s suitability for the programme. In this case, priority will be given to students who are currently working in the arts/heritage sectors.

You must also have access to a cultural organisation where your work placement and research can be carried out.

Applicants whose first language is not English must submit evidence of competency in English, please see WIT’s English Language Requirements for details.


Assessment is based on a dissertation.


Modules include: Irish arts, heritage and cultural studies; strategic and financial management; cultural tourism and public policy studies; professional development and research I, including minor placement; festival and events management; employment and legislative studies; public relations; professional development and research II, including minor placement; major placement; minor dissertation. Electives in semester 1: Museum and gallery studies I; arts in context I. Electives in semester 2: Museum and gallery studies II; arts in context II.

Location Waterford Institute of Technology
Cork Road
X91 K0EK

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