Heritage (BA) offers students a programme that will explore different aspects of Heritage and the Heritage-related agencies, institutions and subjects across a range of discipline including history, archaeology and philosophy.
Tuition Fees 2022/23:
Home (Full-time): £9,000 per year
Overseas (Full-time): £13,500 per year
Why choose this course?
A wide range of modules exploring different aspects of heritage and heritage agencies, institutions and sites
Modules based on lecturers' distinctive expertise in areas such as nautical archaeology, Egyptological artefacts and Cistercian monasteries
A chance to gain practical experience with placements at heritage sites, museums and archives
The hands-on approach and innovative immersive teaching in small groups and one-to-one tutorials
A chance to study a range of disciplines including history, archaeology and philosophy
What you will learn
This programme in Heritage (BA) will offer an innovative approach to study that combines an exploration of general and broadly based Heritage issues, with more specialist or particular aspects of the field.
The programme will equip students with an understanding and appreciation of the wider field of Heritage, which includes a compulsory work placement at level 5 and time in the Roderic Bowen Library and Archives at level 6.
This provides students with both an attractive approach to study as well as equipping them with an appropriate set of skills and understandings applicable to a broad range of employments in the Heritage sector or cultural industries.
Post-Colonial States and Civil Society (20 credits; optional)
Routes and Roots of the Black Atlantic: Cultural Histories of the African Diaspora (20 credits; optional)
Special Collections Research : The Roderic Bowen Library and Archives (20 credits; optional)
Using the Past to Serve the Present: History, Historiography and Heritage in the Chinese World (20 credits; optional).
Prospective students should be aware of the following:
Not all optional modules are offered every year
Optional modules are delivered subject to sufficient student numbers
Language modules are optional/compulsory/core according to linguistic ability
There are many Level 5 and Level 6 versions of the same module. Students can only take this module once; this depends on which year the modules are offered in.
The programme is assessed in a variety of ways and will include several of the following type of assessment: essays of 1,000 to 4,000 words in length, document analysis, book/ journal reviews, short reports and reflective journals, time tests, seen and unseen exams, field journals, posters, group and individual presentations, dissertations of 10,000 words, wikis, commentaries and film evaluations.
Graduate Attributes Framework
This Framework aims to develop your professional skills and competence alongside your academic subject knowledge. You’ll study up to 40 credits per level throughout your programme from the Graduate Attributes Framework.
The Graduate Attribute modules are designed to enable you to develop, and evidence, a range of career-focused skills related to your subject area. These skills include digital competency, research and project management, as well as such personal competencies as communication, creativity, self-reflection, resilience and problem-solving.
Grades are important. However, our offers are not solely based on academic results. We are interested in creative people that demonstrate a strong commitment to their chosen subject area and therefore we welcome applications from individuals from a wide range of backgrounds.
To assess student suitability for their chosen course we normally arrange interviews for all applicants at which your skills, achievements and life experience will be considered as well as your qualifications.
The Careers Service subscribes to a range of careers databases and networks to ensure that you benefit from having access to the latest information. The Careers team is able to assist you to identify and plan your career by matching your interests and course of study to relevant jobs.
The service also includes assistance with writing applications and CVs, interview techniques, Professional Development Planning (PDP), as well as general careers counselling for individuals and groups.
More specifically the course offers employment opportunities in the following areas:
Museum and archive management
Local government officers
Business and administration
Teaching and lecturing
The Faculty has estimated on the assumption that students buy new copies of the books. Students may also choose to spend money on printing drafts of work.
Students may spend up to £300 per year on books and additional related materials.
Students are expected to submit two hard copies of their final project, the estimated cost for binding these is £20.
Optional Field trip:
Faculty works to ensure that there are a range of fieldwork and field trip options available both locally and internationally. Thus students can opt to take either more expensive or less expensive placements. The Faculty subsidises these but the cost each year is dependent on airfare, location, and currency exchange rates. Below are the upper end of expected costs based on where students have currently done placements.
Fieldwork (depending on where student decides to do fieldwork): c. £500 - £1,500
You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit our Scholarships and Bursaries section.