New for 2022, Roehampton’s MA Cultural Heritage provides students with the critical, professional and practical knowledge and skills required for a wide range of careers or for further study in the humanities or social sciences.
The programme puts the diverse cultures and heritages of London at its core, but takes a global perspective on the ways in which heritage is experienced, articulated, produced, curated and consumed. Drawing on the whole School of Humanities and Social Sciences, the course is unique in the way it combines historical, anthropological, religious, literary, philosophical and creative and creative approaches to the study and practice of cultural heritage, in a single degree.
The MA draws on the University’s well-established and wide-ranging network of partnerships with cultural heritage groups, collections and institutions to inform classroom and field-based teaching, and to provide material for student study and projects. For example students will benefit from Roehampton’s partnership with Wandsworth Council’s Arts and Heritage Directorate, which is perfectly placed to provide opportunities to engage in community-based projects, collections-based displays and events. The MA’s practical and professional focus provides an excellent springboard for placements in a diverse range of cultural heritage organisations.