Course Content

Different elements of teaching and learning you should expect on this course:
  • Lectures, including talks by guest speakers
  • Workshops, including specific sessions on research methods and employability
  • Class discussions aiming to sharpen your critical and analytical skills
  • Presentations
  • Working with case studies
  • Group work
  • Dissertation
  • Directed reading and independent study, including online study
  • Assessment
  • Individual and group coursework
You will receive regular feedback on your work, including your assessed coursework

Modules (all modules are compulsory)


This module introduces students to the fundamental concepts in cultural heritage, looking at different communities roles in creating and preserving their own heritage and the context in which these heritage institutions and practices exist.

CHM1001 Contemporary Cultural Heritage Management Practices (30 credits)

This module aims to provide critical skills needed for managing of cultural heritage, with a particular focus on Chinese cultural heritage in and outside of China.

CHM2000 Managing and Marketing Digital Collections in a Chinese Context (30 credits)

This module aims to examine the impact of technological advances, both advantages and disadvantages on cultural heritage management in general before discussing the Chinese context further.

CHM2001 Management of Heritage Institutions: Industrial Placement (30 credits)

This module comprises of a taught element and 10-week Industrial Placement in a heritage organisation which preferably holds a Chinese collection.

CHM3000 Research Methods and Dissertation (60 credits)

This module comprises of a taught component to develop their research focus followed by a supervised dissertation. Students are required to provide a dissertation relating to cultural heritage management.