Heritage Council


Applications Now Open for World Heritage Management and Conservation at University College Dublin

The UCD MSc World Heritage Management and Conservation programme is designed to equip participants with an in-depth knowledge and critical understanding of issues surrounding the management, conservation and sustainable development of natural habitats and cultural landscapes worldwide. This multidisciplinary 12 month course will introduce you to the science that underpins the practice of heritage conservation and offers motivated participants the opportunity to tackle a management issue at a World Heritage property, or equivalent reserve, of their choice. 

Topics include: the World Heritage Convention and international strategies for conservation, cultural heritage, natural heritage, sustainable development and diversity, as well as community participation, interpretation and conflict mediation.  

Distance Learning Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate courses in World Heritage Conservation are also offered. These part-time, online courses provide students with the knowledge and understanding to address World Heritage issues and advance their careers in this area.

Uniting tangible and intangible cultural heritage with the biological aspects of heritage studies, these courses deliver an interdisciplinary perspective of the field of World Heritage Conservation that is widely accessible to professionals with diverse backgrounds and interests from all across the world.

What Are The Requirements?
This programme is designed to accommodate applicants from a variety of backgrounds including Archaeology, Architecture, Biology, Business, Arts, Environmental Science and Economics. We welcome a diverse group of participants with a wide range of experience for a dynamic forum for discussion and interaction. Applicants are expected to have an honours university degree or equivalent work experience.

Career Opportunities
There is a growing need for professionals with the knowledge and understanding of how the World Heritage Convention operates in terms of nominations, monitoring, periodic reporting and mitigation of threats. Career opportunities include conservation officers, heritage officers, management and policy positions in government agencies, private practices and NGO’s and positions in consultancy firms and research.

For further information
Please contact Dr. Claire Cave, email:  worldheritage@ucd.ie , Tel: +353 1 716 2243, website: www.ucd.ie/bioenvsci 

How do I Apply?
Please apply online at the UCD website:   www.ucd.ie/apply   and select your chosen course.

For Information on fees, please visit: www.ucd.ie/registry/adminservices/fees