MA in Heritage Management

Historic Royal Palaces have joined forces with one of the UK’s top universities, Queen Mary 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.

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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. 


Heritage Scholarships

Historic Royal Palaces wants to make careers in our sector more accessible to people from Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities to help bring our palaces and stories to a broader demographic and make them accessible and relevant for all.  In order to achieve this, Historic Royal Palaces is pleased to support two scholarships for students from BAME groups to study part time on the new MA in Heritage Management, jointly established with Queen Mary’s University London, during the 2018/19 and 2019/20 academic years.

The scholarships will cover fees and a living allowance of £11,681 per annum. 

For the duration of the MA, and alongside the course, those holding the scholarships will work part time within the Curators’ team at Historic Royal Palaces for an additional two days a week. 

If you would like to be considered for one of these scholarships, please state your intention to apply on the MA application form. Further details of how to apply for the scholarships will be sent to applicants in June 2018. The deadline for applications will be Friday 6th July at 12 noon. More information about the scholarships can be found here.

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]


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.

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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.

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

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