MRes International Heritage Management and Consultancy 2018/19 entry
|Duration||Full time 1 year|
The MRes in International Heritage Management and Consultancy offers a unique and innovative approach to the study of heritage. The programme adopts a global, interdisciplinary approach to considering why the past matters: how and why it is cared for in the present, and the ways in which it can inform the future. The taught modules consider current global challenges such as climate change, conflict, and decolonisation through the lens of heritage; adopting a future-orientated and holistic approach to understanding and caring for the past.
The 30,000 word dissertation provides an opportunity to conduct substantial independent research into a heritage topic, in line with your individual interests. As well as an opportunity to develop specific expertise in an area of your choice, the MRes is also an excellent preparation for PhD study. You will receive theoretical and methodological training and acquire skills in designing and conducting a large-scale independent research project.
Based at our Penryn campus, this programme is convened by the Humanities department (History and English) and taught in collaboration with leading interdisciplinary researchers and industry specialists. This interdisciplinary approach gives you access to expertise from academics in The Business School, Politics, Law, Geography and Renewable Energies; enabling you to develop the skills relevant to real life consultancy. The course is further enriched by complementary links with the research conducted by the University of Exeter’s Centre for Environmental Arts and Humanities and the Environment and Sustainability Institute, which are both based on the Penryn campus.
The taught modules incorporate regular opportunities to visit and learn about heritage management in situ from on-site experts. You will benefit from the programmes proximity to unique heritage sites including UNESCO World Heritage sites, The Eden Project, National Trust and English Heritage properties such as St Michaels Mount and Tintagel Castle, as well as museums of national standing such as National Maritime Museum Cornwall.
Programme structure 2018/19
The modules we outline here provide examples of what you can expect to learn on this degree course based on recent academic teaching. The precise modules available to you in future years may vary depending on staff availability and research interests, new topics of study, timetabling and student demand.
Learning and teaching
As an MRes International Heritage Management and Consultancy student you will have access to the academic excellence and research resources of the University of Exeter. On this truly interdisciplinary programme, you will be taught by academics from The Business School, Law, Geography, Politics and Renewable Energies, as well as from History and English. You will also be taught by industry experts and guest lecturers, ensuring that the teaching you receive is highly relevant to the sector.
Our taught modules are delivered through a broad variety of methods including: lectures and seminars; guided independent study; workshops; individual and small group tutorials. The programme also provides a wealth of opportunities to learn about the heritage sector in situ - with site visits an important aspect of the course.
Alongside essays and research reports, our taught modules are assessed through a range of innovative methods of assessment. For example, you will give individual and group presentations; produce portfolios and logbooks; plan research projects and write reflective essays.
The MRes provides you with an opportunity to conduct substantial independent research into a heritage topic. In preparation for this you will receive theoretical and methodological training and acquire skills in designing a large-scale independent research project.
This programme aims to equip you with the skills required to enter a diverse group of related fields, from heritage management to consultancy roles with non-governmental organisations (NGOs) or multinational businesses. The opportunity to conduct substantial independent research into a heritage topic is also an excellent preparation for PhD study.
Through studying the MRes you 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 contexts and build sector relevant networks vital to future employment.
As an Exeter student you will have the support of not only academic staff in helping with funding applications and research proposals but also our professional careers staff. The Career Zone can help you access activities and advice to give you the best chance in pursuing your chosen career path. For more information visit our Careers pages.
Our students have access to excellent historical and heritage resources which continue to grow year on year. The Penryn Campus Library is especially strong in national and local British history, as well as containing world history specialist collections on topics such as the study and practice of Indigenous history, the international Cornish diaspora, and the Ku Klux Klan. We have extensive digital resources, and our library participates in the UK inter-library lending scheme, enabling our students to order print book loans from other UK institutions, including the British Library, for a small fee. In addition, our students have access to broad print and microfilm collections housed at the University of Exeter library on the Streatham campus, which complement the excellent tailored on-campus Penryn Humanities resources, including for the key area of heritage studies; print resources from Streatham can be delivered for collection at the Penryn Campus Library free of charge. You will have access to study spaces in the Penryn Campus Library, as well as to the new Penryn Campus Masters Suite, which includes dedicated postgraduate study spaces for private study, group work, and the use of specialist IT programmes.
The Penryn Campus Library Archives and Special Collections contain an intriguing collection of materials, including the historical records of the Camborne School of Mines, the theatrical archives of Kneehigh and WildWorks, and the papers of writers Nick Darke and Patrick Gale, along with the work of documentary photographer Ian Stern and local artists Tom Cross and Francis Hewlett. Our students further benefit from access to the specialist Institute of Cornish Studies Collections, which include records relating to Mebyon Kernow, the political party for Cornwall, and the vast Charles Woolf Slide Collection, containing 13,500 images of Cornwall between 1953 and 1982.
You will also be able to access other resources in the South West, such as the new Kresen Kernow archives centre for Cornwall. Further afield, the Exeter Cathedral Archives, which date to Saxon times, provide another point of centralised access to a wide range of documents, while the new Digital Humanities Lab at the Streatham campus complements our extensive cross-campus digital holdings.
Entry requirements 2018/19
Normally a 2:1 Honours degree in a relevant subject. We also welcome applications from industry professionals interested in the academic study of Heritage.
Requirements for international students
If you are an international student, please visit our international equivalency pages to enable you to see if your existing academic qualifications meet our entry requirements.
English language requirements
Overall score 6.5. No less than 6.0 in any section.
Overall score 90 with minimum scores of 21 for writing, 21 for listening, 22 for reading and 23 for speaking.
Pearson Test of English (Academic)
58 with no less than 55 in all communicative skills.
Other accepted tests
Information about other acceptable tests of linguistic ability can be found on our English language requirements page.
Applicants with lower English language test scores may be able to take pre-sessional English at INTO University of Exeter prior to commencing their programme. See our English language requirements page for more information.
Fees and funding 2018/19
Tuition fees per year 2018/19
- UK/EU: £7,995 full-time; £3,995 part-time
- International: £16,995 full-time
Fees can normally be paid by two termly instalments and may be paid online. You will also be required to pay a tuition fee deposit to secure your offer of a place, unless you qualify for exemption. For further information about paying fees see our Student Fees pages.
UK government postgraduate loan scheme
Postgraduate loans of up to £10,000 are now available for Masters degrees. Find out more about eligibility and how to apply.
Global Excellence Scholarship
We are delighted to offer Global Excellence Scholarships for students of outstanding academic quality applying to postgraduate Taught programmes starting in autumn 2018.
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