New MA World Heritage Studies

Posted on Thursday 30th May 2013

The pyramid of chichen itza in Mexico

The Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage has launched a new MA in World Heritage Studies for entry in September 2013.

This unique one-year programme is aimed at those who wish to acquire both a deeper understanding of the concepts and processes surrounding World Heritage in its cultural forms, its natural forms and as cultural landscapes. It is linked to the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage site, providing students with a unique academic experience and offering access to unrivalled resources and over 25 years of management expertise.

It also benefits from the support of a number of international heritage organisations:

“The accelerated pace of globalisation in all its manifestations has posed manifold challenges for safeguarding heritage values in both the local and global contexts. There is increasing demand for appropriate capacity building based on in-depth research, relevant curricula and engaging pedagogy for heritage conservation in general, and World Heritage and sustainable development in particular. It is within this context that the MA in World Heritage Studies by the Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage is timely and much needed.”
Dr. Amareswar Galla, Professor & Executive Director, International Institute for the Inclusive Museum

"... We very much welcome this programme of study which allows students the opportunity to explore the issues surrounding the management of intangible heritage, its inter-connectedness with notions of World Heritage and cultural landscapes, and how this can lead to a better appreciation of heritage as a whole."
Marilyn C Truscott, President, ICOMOS, International Committee on Intangible Cultural Heritage

“We are pleased to support the University of Birmingham’s MA programme which helps students appreciate the many different sides of World Heritage and the problems and opportunities they present.” Dr. Emad Hijaazen, Commissioner for Petra Archaeological Park, Jordan

The programme is now open for applications. To find out more and apply, visit MA World Heritage Studies.