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MASustainable Heritage Management

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The MA programme in Sustainable Heritage Management (SHM) at Aarhus University provides you with the competences needed to meet the multiple challenges of contemporary heritage management. Working with cultural and natural heritage means taking responsibility for the links between humanity and its past. But heritage is also an integral part of the present, and a resource for the future. Managing heritage is no easy task: it includes attending to not only the survivability and inherent qualities of sites, objects and traditions, but also to the different claims and stakes that often surround them. The SHM programme equips you, through theory and practice, to work in the exciting and expanding as well as increasingly complex heritage field. You will be trained in a uniquely interdisciplinary environment to asses, retain and sustain heritage and to develop, revise and innovate the future shapes of the sector.

Career opportunities

An MA in Sustainable Heritage Management equips you with skills and qualifications to fulfil positions in a number of job markets and industries, depending of your area of specialisation. Possible career paths include employment in the museum and archival sectors, in planning and development agencies and bodies, within resource management and capacity building, as well as within tourism and the creative industries. Many of the challenges that you will be trained to meet are transnational and international in scope.

In the museum, library and archival sectors, graduates could take up positions related to the responsible handling, conservation and safeguarding of finds and sites, as well as in more outreach-oriented roles on innovative, inclusive and user-centred communication strategies and schemes.
In planning and resource management positions, both in the public and the private sectors, the SHM graduate will be well-equipped to act in project management roles that demand the balancing and negotiation between various stakeholders and interest groups.
In the development and capacity building sector, including the NGO world, the toolkit of holistic and interdisciplinary competences of SHM graduates equips them to handle sensitive and complex issues, such as land claims and other tensions related to differing perspectives and uses of the past.
In tourism and the creative industries (increasingly related to and overlapping with the sectors described above) graduates will utilize their skills in managing and developing sites and businesses in ways that combine growth with inclusive and sustainable futures and robust cultural and natural ecologies.

Apply now! Fall semester 2019/20
Application deadline
Feb 20, 2019 23:59
Europe/Budapest time
Application period has ended
Studies commence
Sep 2, 2019

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: Hungary