MSc World Heritage Management & Conservation
Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)
The UCD Masters Programme 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.
Who should apply?
Full Time option suitable for:
Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes
Part Time option suitable for:
Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. No
The UCD MSc 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.
Vision and Values Statement
The MSc in World Heritage Management & Conservation is aimed at students who wish to develop their knowledge and skills to become highly competent managers of cultural and natural heritage sites and protected areas. The degree provides knowledge of world heritage management theory and practice, a range of skills in communication, interpretation and conservation strategies and an appreciation of the role of cultural and natural resources in contributing to wider environmental, social and economic goals. We value motivated students who show a commitment and enthusiasm for tackling conservation challenges and recognise their responsibility as global citizens. We aim to provide a learning environment that will encourage students to develop their capacity for critical thinking, problem solving, project management and teamwork. To this end the programme incorporates project work, research, case studies, workshops, role play and presentations as part of the teaching, learning and assessment strategies. The programme also includes site visits and field trips, in Ireland and abroad, which expose students to best practices in heritage management. The programme is multidisciplinary and offers students the opportunity to select modules that best align with their experience and career objectives across natural and cultural disciplines.
• Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the theoretical background that underpins world cultural and natural heritage management and conservation.
• Demonstrate an ability to critically analyse current theoretical concepts and debates associated with world cultural and natural heritage management issues.
• Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the implementation of the UNESCO World Heritage Convention and other international conventions and legislation associated with world cultural and natural heritage management and conservation.
• Understand management systems, establish a management plan framework and apply management plan methodology to World Heritage properties, with applicability to other sites
• Formulate and communicate research questions related to heritage management and conservation issues
• Design and undertake research using appropriate data collection and analyses methods to develop solutions to heritage management problems and inform decision making
• Locate, synthesise and critically review scientific information and data from a wide range of sources and produce an original professional document, logically structured with evidence based arguments demonstrating critical thinking.
• Communicate findings and ideas clearly and effectively.