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This MA covers practical and theoretical approaches to the key issues and working practices in the field of cultural heritage. Students benefit from the Institute's emphasis on the role of heritage in today's society, from the art and archaeology collections of UCL, and from the unrivalled resources of London's museums. What and how will I learn? Students are introduced to theoretical issues involved in cultural heritage and develop an understanding of the social and political context in which the processes for managing cultural heritage operate. The flexible programme structure allows students to design a theoretically-based or practically-based degree depending on each individual's needs and interests. Degree Structure Students undertake courses to the value of 180 credits. The programme consists of one core course (40 credits) optional courses (80 credits), a work placement and a research dissertation (60 credits). Core Modules Cultural Heritage Dissertationreport All students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a dissertation of 10,000 words. Options Archaeology and Education Archaeology and Ethnicity Art: Interpretation and Explanation Digitisation and Museums Issues in African Archaeology Issues in Conservation: Context of Conservation Issues in Conservation: Understanding Objects Managing Archaeological Sites Managing Museums Museum and Site Interpretation Cultural Memory Other Masters course options from the Institute of Archaeology Further details available on subject website: http:www.ucl.ac.ukarchaeologymasterssummaryma-chs.htm The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, practical demonstrations, site visits and guest lectures, and includes a 20-day placement in a museum or other cultural heritage organisation. Assessment is through essays, projects reports, a heritage agency report following the placement, and the dissertation. Why should I study this degree at UCL? The UCL Institute of Archaeology is the largest and most diverse department of archaeology in the UK, and provides a stimulating environment for postgraduate study. We are international in outlook and membership, with students and staff from over 40 countries, and involvement in field research projects around the globe. UCL is located in central London, within walking distance to the British Museum and the British Library. The Institute's outstanding archaeological library is complemented by UCL's main library, University of London Senate House and other specialist libraries. Your future career Recent graduates of this programme have gone on to work in policy areas and project areas for national and international organisations, such as English Heritage, the National Trust, ICOMOS and UNESCO. They have also worked in development control, consultancies (such as Atkins Global), and in museums, site interpretation and education. Many students have also gone on to further research in academic institutions around the world, such as Stanford, Athens and Leiden, or here at UCL. Entry Requirements A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree in a relevant subject from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. How to apply Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines. Who can apply? The programme is aimed at both those who wish to study cultural heritage as an academic subject, and those who might wish to obtain employment in the broad sector. The degree caters for students from a wide range of academic disciplines who wish to study this rapidly growing interdisciplinary field. Funding UK and EU students are eligible to apply for Arts and Humanities Research Council funding. Those who are accepted for this Master's programme may also be eligible to apply to the Institute for English Heritage funded bursaries. RAE Ra
This MA covers practical and theoretical approaches to the key issues and working practices in the field of cultural heritage. Students benefit from the Institute's emphasis on the role of heritage in today's society, from the art and archaeology collections of UCL, and from the unrivalled resources of London's museums. What and how will I learn? Students are introduced to theoretical issues involved in cultural heritage and develop an understanding of the social and political context in w...