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Sustainable Heritage Management

Master (2 years) of Sustainable Heritage Management, 120 ECTS
Humanities, social sciences, communication and arts

Institution Aarhus University (AU)
Campus Aarhus
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 4000 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR


The MA programme in Sustainable Heritage Management at Aarhus University provides you with the knowledge and competencies you will need to meet the multiple challenges of contemporary heritage policy, management, and research. Working with cultural and natural heritage means being conscious of, and taking responsibility for, the links between humans, the environment, and what remains from the past. We acknowledge that heritage is also an integral part of the present, and a potential resource for the future. The Sustainable Heritage Management programme equips you, through engaging with theory and best practice, with the skills necessary to work in the exciting, expanding, and increasingly complex field of heritage. You will be trained in a uniquely interdisciplinary environment to understand, designate, assess, retain, and sustain heritage and to develop, revise, and innovate the future shape of the sector.

Career Opportunities    

Graduates in Sustainable Heritage Management are qualified for a number of job markets and industries, depending on your chosen area of interest and specialisation. While some recent graduates have embarked on PhDs at Aarhus University and overseas, others are working in the community, museum and archival sectors, in planning and development agencies, and in bodies within resource management and capacity-building, as well as in tourism and the artistic and creative industries.  

About the Degree

The Sustainable Heritage Management programme qualifies you to analyse and respond ethically to the demands of heritage work, providing not only a sophisticated intellectual framework, but also a practice-based toolbox of skills. You will learn to tackle the pressing challenges of heritage management on local and global scales.

Heritage is a highly interdisciplinary field, drawing on methodologies, theories, and approaches from several disciplines. The Sustainable Heritage Management programme at Aarhus University is anchored in an interdisciplinary research environment that includes engaging with researchers from archaeology, anthropology, geography, history, aesthetics, museology, cultural studies, and digital design.This means that during your course of studies you will be equipped to work not only with material forms of cultural heritage, but also with intangible heritage, text, images and, not least, people and their various perceptions of heritage. The programme revolves around and intersects with the internationally renowned Moesgaard Museum, which is located just outside Aarhus, affording unique collaborative opportunities for students and staff in this university museum environment. 


To find out more about admission to the MA in Sustainable Heritage Management please visit the programme’s website.

In addition, documentation may be required verifying that your proficiency in English is at a specified level. 
Read about the language requirements of Aarhus University.

Apply directly at Aarhus University with all relevant documentation.

To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact Aarhus University directly. A list of the most commonly recognized exams and diplomas can be found at the Danish Agency for Higher Education →


Please read more about tuition fee here →

For Further Information

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at →

You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition

About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System


Application date
Jan 15
Start date
Sep 01


Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01


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