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Cultural Heritage

A unique master’s degree that combines historical, anthropological, religious, literary and philosophical approaches to cultural heritage, with a focus on London and its diverse communities.

Key Facts



MA(Hons) Cultural Heritage


Degree Duration

1 year :Full Time


Start Dates

September 2023

Degree Overview

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.


You may incur additional costs during your education at the University over and above tuition fees in an academic year such as laptops, Stationary and additional resources.

Why Study this Degree

Graduates can go into a broad range of careers in the heritage and culture sectors, the charity sector, and community-based or local government organisations. Roles include curator, gallery manager, content developer, public engagement officer, education officer, events manager, auctioneer, consultant, project manager, registrar, civil servant.

Through the integration of professional skills across all modules, the programme equips students to engage with contemporary issues and to succeed in professional life.

You can study flexibly with the option to take stand-alone qualification (PGCert / PGDip) or complete the full MA