World Heritage Management

GradDip World Heritage Management
Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 60)

The UCD Grad Dip in World Heritage Management & Conservation provides graduates with a thorough knowledge of the World Heritage Convention and its application in solving heritage conservation problems.

The only World Heritage Management course in Ireland and one of the first of its kind in the world.

A multidisciplinary programme. Lectures delivered by UCD staff and outside experts.

Visit Ireland's most iconic World Heritage Site, Bru na Boinne.

Subjects taught

Stage 1 - Core
Heritage Marketing & ManagementARCH41010
Conflict Resolution & HeritageARCH41030
Heritage Management ChallengesARCH41240
Nature & Culture: A bridgeARCH41250
Presenting & Managing HeritageARCH41410

Stage 1 - Option
GIS, Cultural Heritage and Spatial ThinkingARCH41340
Urban Histories and HeritagesARCH41380
Culture, Heritage and Human RightsLAW42040

Entry requirements

Applicants are normally expected to have a minimum of a lower second class honours degree or the international equivalent. However, in special circumstances, relevant work experience may be taken into account.

Applicants with diverse academic backgrounds including Archaeology, Architecture, Geography, Biology, Arts, Agriculture, Engineering and Economics will be considered.

Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0 in each element), or equivalent.

Application dates

How to apply?
The following entry routes are available:

Grad Dip World Heritage Management FT (X139)
1 Years
Full Time

* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised




1 year full-time. Mode of Delivery: Face-to-Face.

Enrolment dates

NEXT INTAKE: 2024/2025 September.

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Careers & Employability
Graduates are building successful careers in the inter-disciplinary field of heritage protection, management and research in Australia, Canada, China, Democratic Republic of Congo, England, Ethiopia, France, Georgia, Ireland, Italy, Uganda and the USA.

Employers include international organisations, national authorities and in the private sector. Graduates have secured positions in World Heritage properties, National Parks and Museums, in senior government positions and positions in education. Examples of roles graduates have obtained and sectors they work in include world heritage and protected area manager, heritage officer and education officer, positions in government, natural resources manager, consultancy firms and research and international conservation agencies.

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  • Qualifications

    Postgraduate Diploma (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Daytime

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