Master of Science in Cultural Heritage Management

Master of Science in Cultural Heritage Management

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Course title Master of Science in Cultural Heritage Management
Course code PMSCCHMPDR8
Postnominal M.Sc.(Melit.)
Level of qualification Second Cycle
National Qualifications Framework level Level 7
Duration 5 Semesters
Mode of attendance Part-time Day (by Research)
Total ECTS credits 90
Coordinator Jo Ann Cassar
Delivered by Faculty for the Built Environment
This programme of study is also offered on a full-time basis. Please consult the Registrar’s website for more information pertaining to courses offered by the University.

The Master of Science in Cultural Heritage Management is a by-research M.A. that is overseen by the Faculty experts in the field. If you’re interested in engaging with various cultural, economic, and political contexts as a heritage professional, this Master’s degree invites you to explore the role of cultural heritage in the 21st Century. You are encouraged to do interdisciplinary and independent research and to adopt a spatial perspective. If you regard the past as both present and future, the M.A. invites you to write about any topic of your choosing within the field to present it as your final, long project.

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The Course shall be open to applicants in possession of one of the following qualifications:

(a) the degree of Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Built Environment Studies with at least Second Class Honours or

(b) a qualification deemed by Senate, on the recommendation of the Board, to be comparable to the qualification listed in paragraph (a).

Applicants may be asked to demonstrate competence in those skills required by the nature of the proposed research via an extended interview and the submission of appropriate documentation, provided that where deficiencies are identified applicants shall be required to take specific study-units intended to compensate for the deficit.

Applicants whose first degree was obtained more than 10 years previous to their application for the Course may also be admitted, provided that they provide sufficient proof of their competence to follow the Course with profit. The Board may, at its discretion, require such applicants to follow a preparatory programme as specified below.

Preparatory Programme

Applicants may be required to complete a preparatory programme, comprising not less than 30 and not more than 60 credits as directed by the Board, depending on the number of credits already obtained in their course of study, with an overall average mark of 55% or better, prior to their registration as regular students on the Course.

Preparatory programmes of study shall also be governed by the Principal Regulations.

The admission requirements are applicable for courses commencing in February 2022.

For more detailed information pertaining to admission and progression requirements please refer to the bye-laws for the course available here.

UM currently hosts over 1,000 full-time international students and over 450 visiting students. The ever-increasing international students coming from various countries, in recent years, have transformed this 400-year old institution into an international campus.

Our international students generally describe Malta as a safe place, enjoying excellent weather and an all-year varied cultural programme. Malta is considered as the ideal place for students to study.

You can compare your national qualifications to the local requirements by visiting our qualifications comparability webpage.

Access more information about our admission process and English language requirements.

After you receive an offer from us, our International Office will assist you with visas, accommodation and other related issues.

Local/EU/EEA Applicants: Annual Enrolement Fee: Eur 400

Non-EU/Non-EEA Applicants: Total Tuition Fees: Eur 13,400
Yr 1: Eur 6,700 - Yr 2: Eur 6,700
By the end of the course, you will be able to:

— Explore the possibilities of digital cultural heritage
— Understand the basics of management of collections and attractions
— Write at length about a case study or research in the field of cultural heritage
— Solve problems in a range of key sub-disciplines of cultural heritage
— Learn how to use archival resources and materials to do independent research
— Explore the role of curator
If you are interested in learning about cultural heritage management and are seeking to enter a career in the field, then this is the ideal course for you.
As a graduate, you will be able to find job opportunities within the private and public sector of the government. You may enter a career, both locally or abroad, as a communicator, museum worker, project coordinator, culture communicator, project worker, marketing manager and as a tourist guide. Access to further studies are available through doctorate programmes offered by the University of Malta or by foreign institutions abroad.
Click here to access the Programme of Study applicable from 2021/2 and click here for entry points.

Last Updated: 10 December 2021

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The availability of optional units may be subject to timetabling constraints.
Units not attracting a sufficient number of registrations may be withdrawn without notice.
Unless for exceptional approved reasons, no changes to the programme of study for a particular academic year will be made once the students' registration period for that academic year begins.