Heritage Studies (with Internship) - CLAS7020

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Module delivery information

This module is not currently running in 2020 to 2021.


The module will allow students to acquire knowledge and critical understanding of the principles related to heritage sites conservation and management. Students will learn about the principles of protecting, listing and conserving heritage, as well as about value-led management of heritage, with the full participation of local populations. Students will learn about drafting management and tourism plans, as well about integrating heritage within development strategies. As part of their internship, each student will devise a special project in consultation with the mentor and the module convenor. Precise objectives and skills to be learnt will be recorded and tracked regularly. Students will keep a weekly log of their activities. The placement may take place either as a block during the Easter vacation of Stage 2 or 3, or at regular intervals over the Autumn and Spring terms


Contact hours

Total Contact Hours: 26
Total Hours on Internship: 70
Private Study Hours: 204
Total Study Hours: 300


Also available at Level 6 under code CL703

Method of assessment

• Essay (2500 words) – 30%
• Blog (one entry for each placement day, up to a maximum of 250 words per entry) – 20%
• Presentation 1 (10 minutes) – 7%
• Presentation 2 (20 minutes) – 13%
• Report (2500 words) – 30%

Indicative reading

Indicative Reading List

Bandarin, F. and Van Oers, R. (2012). The Historic Urban Landscape. Wiley-Blackwell
Harrison, R. (1994). Manual of Heritage Management. Butterworth-Heinemann
Leask, A. and Fyall, A. (eds) (2006). Managing World Heritage Sites. Oxford: Butterworth-Heinemann
Smith, L., (2006). Uses of Heritage. London: Routledge
Sørensen, M. L. S. & Carman, J. (eds) (2009). Heritage Studies: Methods and Approaches. London: Routledge
Spenceley, A. (ed) (2008). Responsible Tourism. Critical issues for Conservation and Development. London: Earthscan

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

Learning outcomes

On successfully completing the module Level 5 students will be able to:

8.1 demonstrate knowledge and critical understanding of the well-established principles of heritage sites conservation and management and of the way in which those principles have developed;
8.2 demonstrate the ability to apply underlying concepts and principles outside the context in which they were first studied, particularly during the internship;
8.3 display knowledge of the main methods of enquiry on different topics related to the basic conservation and management of sites, and ability to evaluate critically the appropriateness of these different approaches to solving problems;
8.4 show an understanding of the limits of their knowledge, in particular of their biases, and how they influence their analyses and interpretation of heritage sites and decisions related to their conservation and management.


  1. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  2. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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