MA/PGDip Heritage Studies / Application and selection

Year of entry: 2024

How to apply

Advice to applicants

You should include a personal statement (no more than 500 words) that demonstrates your understanding of the subject and your motivation for wanting to study the programme.

If your academic background is not directly related to the programme, you should supply an academic-standard writing sample on a subject related to the programme.

If English is not your native language, then you should provide an academic-standard writing sample in English directly related to the subject.

For more advice on the application process, please visit our  Applying  page.

How your application is considered

Applications are mainly considered on the basis of an assessment of past and predicted academic achievements, the academic reference(s) and any other supplementary evidence that supports the application. Once we have an application that is ready for a decision, the admissions tutor (often the Programme Director) will relay the decision to the admissions team, who will send you this decision.

Please note that your application is usually received by the School 24 to 48 hours after the time you submit it. If you have not provided documentation that allows the admissions tutor to make a decision, we will contact you.

Skills, knowledge, abilities, interests

Applicants will be considered on the basis of demonstrable experience and understanding of work in a heritage setting, organisation or other relevant context, presented through personal statement, CV or in interview.

Overseas (non-UK) applicants

We accept a range of qualifications from different countries that equate to a UK Upper Second (2:1).

For these and general requirements, including English language, see  entry requirements from your country .


Applicants may defer entry for 12 months provided they contact  before 1 September. Please note that applicants are subject to the fees for the entry year they will start the course.