The University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, T +44 (0)1227 764000
MA in Heritage Management
The MA in Heritage Management is a unique programme combining the worlds of archaeology and business and is taught in Eleusis, just 14km from Athens, in an area of world-class archaeological significance. It focuses on teaching the skills required for the management of heritage sites across the world and how to work effectively with archaeologists, architects, conservators, marketing and education specialists whilst also fundraising and supervising specific projects.
This new programme is a collaborative dual award from the University of Kent and the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB); a partnership which ensures world-class tuition and interdisciplinary environment. It is overseen by the Initiative for Heritage Conservancy, a dynamic new research and education project with international funding which is creating its own opportunities in the field.
This MA will give you the opportunity to combine tuition by renowned international academics with practical experience in the effective management and planning of an archaeological site. Through a large number of extracurricular activities you will be able to develop your academic and professional skills, acquire Greek as a foreign language and live in or near the exciting city of Athens. The programme is taught next to the world-class site of Eleusis, one of the religious centres one the borders of Athens, and close to many other important sites including the Acropolis, Ancient Corinth, Nemea and Thebes.
Teaching is through lectures and small group seminars and much of the instruction will be done on site so that students gain hands-on experience and can understand the issues involved. In the second half of the academic year students will work on actual world-wide projects.
The programme consists of five core modules, one or two optional modules and either a supervised dissertation or a collaborative study project which is market based and makes a contribution to the management of archaeological heritage.
Why choose this programme?
- Generous funding opportunities
- A unique and innovative interdisciplinary degree programme recruiting a diverse range of students
- Taught by enthusiastic, lively specialists and research-active lecturers
- Opportunities for fieldwork and a wide range of collaborative market-led research studies
- Links to Greek and UK academic institutions and access to their resources
- A combination of taught and research elements and a pathway for progression to PhD
- Based in a friendly town with a community of scholars immersed in a research culture, and close to the coast and international transport links
Duration of the programme: 18 months, 11 for courses and 7 for the dissertation. Residence in Eleusis is required for 12 months.