The MA in Heritage Management is an intensive three semester (one and a half academic year) postgraduate programme which uniquely combines the worlds of archaeology and business and is taught in Athens at Eleusina, an area of world-class archaeological significance. It focuses on teaching the skills required for the management of heritage sites across the world as well as how to effectively work with archaeologists, architects, conservators, and marketing and education specialists while fundraising and supervising specific projects.
The MA in Heritage Management will give you the opportunity to combine tuition by renowned international academics with practical experience in the effective management and planning of an archaeological site. Through a large number of extracurricular activities you will be able to develop your academic and professional skills, acquire Greek as a foreign language and live in the exciting city of Athens. The programme is taught next to the world class site of Eleusina, one of the religious centres of Athens, and close to many other important sites including the Acropolis, Ancient Corinth, Nemea and Thebes.
Teaching is through lectures and small group seminars. Part of the instruction will be done on site so that students gain hands-on experience and understand the issues involved. In the second half of the academic period students will work on actual world-wide projects.
This new master's programme is a collaborative dual award from the University of Kent in UK and the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB) in Greece, a partnership that ensures world-class tuition and an interdisciplinary learning environment. A critical element in the local dynamism and global relevance of the programme is provided by the Initiative for Heritage Conservancy, an innovative education and research project (supported by prominent international and Greek bodies and philanthropists) that creates its own opportunities in the field.
We are looking for a bachelors degree, diploma or equivalent in any field with a good 2.1, 'very good', or above 65% or equivalent, a qualification in the English language IELTS 6,5; TOEFL (paper based) 600; TOEFL (internet based) 90; Cambridge Certificate of proficiency in English C; Cambridge Advanced Certificate in English B; Pearson Test of English 60; or equivalent. Once you enroll and in order to continue with the course you would need to successfully pass one or two of the presessional modules: 'Introduction to Archaeology' or 'Introduction to Business'.
All academic enquiries should be addressed to the programme director, Dr. Evangelos Kyriakidis, at
For applications or admissions enquiries, please contact our office at +30 210 5565605, or
Feel free to download the application form in .doc format here or in .pdf format here.
Should you wish to apply for the following year (2015-16) the application process is now open.
Fees and scholarships
The total fees for the year and a half of the course are €7,500, which is equivalent to €5,000 for each year.
Here is a number of partial or full scholarships for which you should apply. For further information contact Mrs Vasia Terzi at +30 210 5565605, .
Dates and deadlines
In order to ensure best quality of teaching, there is a limited number of places for this MA left for the next academic year. Please send your application as soon as possible and before the meeting of the Academic committee on the 15th of May.