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MA in Heritage Management

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Did you know that Historic Royal Palaces and Queen Mary University of London offer an MA course in Heritage Management? Designed to equip future heritage sector leaders, Chief Curator Lucy Worsley explains more.

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Historic Royal Palaces have joined with one of the UK's top universities, Queen Mary of University of London, to provide a Master's course in Heritage Management.

This course will enable students to understand and work within Historic Royal Palaces' world-leading heritage organisation, and to study and research Heritage Management, guided by experts at Historic Royal Palaces and Queen Mary University of London.

Heritage starts here

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Visit the Queen Mary University of London website for more information and to apply for MA Heritage Management.

Queen Mary University of London MA Heritage Management

Who is this course for?

Whether you are already working in the heritage sector or are thinking about working in heritage, this MA will provide you with a deep understanding of the history, theory, practice and practicalities of heritage management.

The programme will give future heritage sector leaders the skills needed to address the managerial, intellectual, cultural, social and technical challenges of maintaining and sharing heritage sites. 

Quick facts

Course structure

Full-time and part-time MA programme.

Both courses offer a combination of academic study with professional masterclasses.

The workplace experience component will give you access to leading thinkers and practitioners in the heritage sector. 

Entry requirements

A good upper second class honours degree or equivalent in any subject. 

For students whose first language is not English, an IELTS 7.0 (with 6.0 in writing) or equivalent is required.


Contact the MA's Programme Director

John Davis

Email: [email protected]

To apply, go to Queen Mary University of London MA Heritage Management 

[email protected]

HRP Scholarships

For UK-based students from groups or communities that are minorities or under-represented in the heritage sector.

Covering part-time course fees over two years.

Learn more about HRP Scholarships

About us

Historic Royal Palaces is an independent charity that looks after the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, the Banqueting House, Kensington Palace, Kew Palace and Hillsborough Castle.

Our aim is to help everyone explore the story of how monarchs and people have shaped society, in some of the greatest palaces ever built.

Find out more about us

Work for us

Historic Royal Palaces has exciting opportunities for the right candidate.

We have interesting and challenging roles in a unique working environment.

We offer an excellent pay and benefits package as well as promoting health and wellbeing through a variety of initiatives.

View our current vacancies

Develop your skills

We offer a range of valuable opportunities (apprenticeships, internships and work experience) to develop knowledge and skills in a real and exciting working environment.