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World Heritage Conservation

MSc World Heritage Conservation
The Graduate Certificate in World Heritage Conservation are part-time, online, distance learning courses designed to equip you with current thinking and professional understanding of the UNESCO World Heritage Convention. The programme will provide you with the knowledge base, skills and confidence to address World Heritage issues and to advance your career in this field.

- The only World Heritage Distance Learning course in Ireland and one of the first of its kind in the world

- A multidisciplinary programme offering modules in natural and cultural heritage

- Designed for professionals and motivated participants working in areas related to the nomination and conservation of World Heritage Sites

- A part-time, online, distant learning course with an international focus on heritage conservation

Course Description
On successful completion of the programme students will be able to:
- Demonstrate in-depth understanding of the UNESCO World Heritage Convention, its implementation including the processes of inscription and monitoring of World Heritage properties;

- Identify and analyse the role of key actors and instruments in global heritage conservation;

- Understand theory and practice of conserving natural heritage, i.e. species, ecosystems and biodiversity, and cultural heritage, i.e. monuments, sites and landscapes.

Building on knowledge gained in the first year, completion of the 2-year Graduate Diploma will provide students with practical skills and a more specialised understanding of the application of the Convention. For example, on successful completion of stage 2, students will be able to establish a management plan framework and apply management plan methodology to cultural and natural sites.

UCD World Heritage
UNESCO World Heritage Centre
IUCN World Heritage Programme
ICOMOS World Heritage
ICCROM

Entry requirements

The programme is designed to accommodate applicants with a variety of academic qualifications including Archaeology, Architecture, Geography, Biology, Arts, Agriculture, Engineering, Environmental Science and Economics. We welcome a diverse group of participants with a wide range of experience in different areas of cultural and natural heritage, to provide for a dynamic forum for discussion and interaction. Applicants are normally expected to have an honours university degree, or equivalent work experience.

If English is not your native language, proof of your proficiency in English will be required, unless you took your primary degree through English in an English speaking country. The minimum acceptable score on the TOEFL Internet Based Test is 100.

Duration

3 years part time.

Careers or further progression

Career Opportunities
With 190 States Parties to the World Heritage Convention, nearly a thousand properties inscribed on the World Heritage List and an expanding number of properties on the Tentative List, all of which face conservation challenges, there is a growing need for professionals who understand how the Convention operates in terms of nomination, monitoring, conservation reporting and mitigation of threats.

Reflecting the spirit of the Convention, to safeguard natural and cultural heritage through an integrated approach, this programme provides graduates with a unique multidisciplinary perspective addressing conservation issues of both natural and cultural heritage.

We give you the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to understand the working of the Convention and for decision making in areas related to the nomination and conservation of World Heritage properties.

Advancement in international conservation for managerial and policy positions in government, agencies, private practices and NGOs. The qualifications will contribute to career development for heritage custodians and stewards, ranging from national heritage and conservation officers to international conservation agencies.

Related Programmes
MSc World Heritage Management & Conservation FT

Further enquiries

Contact Name: Dr Claire Cave
Contact Number: + 353 (0)1 716 2256

Subjects taught

This programme will introduce you to the science that underpins the practice of heritage protection. You will receive a comprehensive curriculum designed to provide you with knowledge and understanding of the following topics:

Stage 1 - Option
Cultural Heritage Conservation ARCH40900
World Heritage Convention ARCH40910
Natural Heritage Conservation ARCH40920
Literature Review ARCH40930
Management Plan ARCH40940
Conservation Strategies ARCH40950
Sustainable Strategies ARCH40960
Project (World Heritage Conservation) ARCH40970
Marketing and Project Development ARCH40980
Creative Thinking (Online) IA40360

Comment

Part Time option suitable for:
Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. No

These courses in World Heritage Conservation are accessible to people from around the world, providing a flexible learning environment for professionals, decision makers, NGOs and other interested parties working in areas related to the nomination, monitoring and conservation of World Heritage properties. Distance learning makes the world your classroom!

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake: 2017/2018 September.

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

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