Postgraduate Opportunities at the Ironbridge Institute
The Ironbridge Institute in Coalbrookdale offers highly regarded vocational courses. The Institute is a dynamic partnership between the University of Birmingham and the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust, with the unrivalled advantage of its location in a World Heritage Site and with ten award-winning museums on its doorstep.
- Heritage Management – MA and Postgraduate Diploma
- Heritage Management – MA and Postgraduate Certificate by Distance Learning
- Historic Environment Conservation – MA and Postgraduate Diploma
- Research Degrees – MPhil and PhD
The MA and Postgraduate Diploma in Heritage Management is appropriate for people working or planning to work in conservation and recording agencies, museums, historic properties, tourism, environmental education, archaeology, landscape design and planning. This popular course is a taught programme that is studied in Ironbridge through two 1-week modules: Understanding Heritage, and a Study Week, plus four 2-week modules: Heritage Conservation Management, Business Management & Finance for Heritage, Heritage Marketing, and Heritage Interpretation. For further information visit http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/students/courses/postgraduate/taught/iaa/heritage-management.aspx.
MA and Postgraduate Certificate courses in Heritage Management are also available as Distance Learning options starting around the beginning of October each year. For further information visit http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/students/courses/postgraduate/distance/iaa/heritage-management.aspx.
Historic Environment Conservation
This MA and Postgraduate Diploma programme provides career development training in awareness of the conservation requirements of the historic environment, through a course with a strong practical element. It meets the increasing demand for those specifying or writing tenders for rehabilitation work to have a sound understanding and knowledge of appropriate techniques and approaches to such works. Running part time over two years, the taught elements are delivered as non-residential workshop weekends that run from Friday mornings to Saturday afternoons. In the first year there are five weekend courses, one a month from October to February, covering the core theory. Practical Application workshops run the following year from April to October. This structure has been designed specifically for those in employment who have to reconcile their work requirements and their wish to upgrade their skills. Individual workshop weekends or days are also available as CPD options. For further information visit http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/students/courses/postgraduate/taught/iaa/historic-environment-conservation.aspx.
The Ironbridge Institute welcomes enquiries from anyone interested in studying for a higher degree by research. Students can register to study for either an MPhil or PhD. Informal enquiries can be made directly to the Institute at the address below or by email to Dr Roger White: firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to Apply
For further information on any of the above programmes, visit the Ironbridge Institute website at http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/iaa/departments/ironbridge/index.aspx or contact the Programme Administrator, Janice Fletcher on email@example.com.
Application packs can be obtained from the address below, or you can apply online via the website. The closing date for receipt of applications in NO LATER THAN 31st JULY for a start in the following Autumn.
The Ironbridge Institute
Ironbridge Gorge Museum
Tel: 00 44 (0)1952 432751
Fax: 00 44 (0)1952 435937