World Heritage Management & Conservation

MSc World Heritage Management & Conservation
Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)

The UCD Masters Programme in World Heritage Management & Conservation has been conceptualized to address the skills and knowledge required to help heritage managers in solving heritage conservation and management problems, enabling them to directly contribute to the Agenda 2030 Sustainable Development Goals

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

A multidisciplinary programme, the course recognises that heritage encompasses the natural, cultural, tangible, intangible and moveable.

An innovative programme, we strive to demonstrate the shared challenges faced by heritage locally, nationally and internationally and provide practical training in how to address them.

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
Masters DissertationARCH41390
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.

Students meeting the programme’s academic entry requirements but not the English language requirements, may enter the programme upon successful completion of UCD’s Pre-Sessional or International Pre-Master’s Pathway programmes. Please see the following link for further information

These are the minimum entry requirements – additional criteria may be requested for some programmes.

Application dates

How to Apply
The following entry routes are available:

MSc World Heritage Management & Conservation FT (F098)
1 Years
Full Time

MSc World Heritage Management & Conservation PT (F099)
2 Years
Part Time

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




1 Year Full Time, 2 Years Part Time. Mode of Delivery: Face-to-Face.


MSc World Heritage Management & Conservation (F098) Full Time
EU fee per year - € 7725
nonEU fee per year - € 19900

MSc World Heritage Management & Conservation (F099) Part Time
EU fee per year - € 3865
nonEU fee per year - € 9950

***Fees are subject to change

Tuition fee information is available on the UCD Fees website.

Enrolment dates

NEXT INTAKE: 2024/2025 September.

Post Course Info

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, European Union, Ethiopia, Georgia, India, Mexico, Uganda, U.K. and the USA.

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

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Part time

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