|Study location||Denmark, Århus|
|Type||Master courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||2 years|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
Bachelor’s degree (135 ECTS credits) in English and a supplementary subject (45 ECTS credits) at Bachelor’s degree level.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Danish / Norwegian / Swedish.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
If the documents mentioned above are not in Danish, Norwegian, Swedish or English, they must be accompanied by translations into English. The translations of your diploma and grade transcript must be officially certified translations into English, either by your home institution or a certified translator. The course description may be translated by yourself, but certified by your university.
NB! Your language test results cannot be older than 2 years (incl. CAE, CPE).
When you sign up for an IELTS or TOEFL test, you must also ask the test institution to send your test results to AU. The university will use the results sent by the testing institution to validate your document. The Aarhus University TOEFL code is 8935 (select “Other department not listed”).
It is possible to apply for admission before you have taken your English language test and obtained the required result. Instead you must submit documentation that you have signed up for a test.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
Please also provide the following:
1. An official description of the marking scale used at your home university.
2. Statement of relevance (1-2 pages in English) which should explain
!NB As the programme only admits a limited number of students each year, meeting the admission requirements does not in itself guarantee admission to the programme.
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.
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.