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World Heritage Management

The UCD Grad Dip in World Heritage Management 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.

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.


1 year Full Time.

Number of credits


Careers or further progression

Career Opportunities
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.

Further enquiries

Dr. Claire Cave
Tel: 353 (0)1 716 2256

Subjects taught

Stage 1 - Core
Communicating Heritage ARCH40830
Research Project Skills ARCH40860
Cultural Heritage ARCH40990
International Strategies and the World Heritage Convention
Heritage Marketing, Market Research & Management ARCH41010
World Heritage and Sustainable Development ARCH41020
Conflict Resolution & Conservation ARCH41030

Stage 1 - Option
Archaeology & WHM in Ireland ARCH40470
Irish Archaeolog. Landscapes ARCH40780
Irish landscapes; future views ARCH40790
Conservation Biology ARCH41040
Global Biodiversity and Heritage ARCH41050
Climate Change & the Environment ARCH41060
Remote Sensing ARCH41070
Historic Urban Landscapes ARCH41080
Creative Thinking & Innovation IA40310


Who should apply?
Full Time option suitable for:
Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. No

The UCD Grad Dip in World Heritage Management & Conservation programme is designed to accommodate applicants with a variety of academic qualifications including Archaeology, Architecture, Geography, Biology, Arts, Agriculture, Engineering and Economics. We normally have a diverse group of students with a wide range of experience in different areas of cultural and natural heritage, which creates a very dynamic group.

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake:2018/2019 September

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