Ironbridge Institute


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 an d Postgraduate Certificate by Distance Learning 
  • Historic Environment Conservation – MA and Postgraduate Diploma 
  • Research Degrees – MPhil and PhD 

Heritage Management

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
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


Research Degrees

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:

How to Apply

For further information on any of the above programmes, visit the Ironbridge Institute website at or contact the Programme Administrator, Janice Fletcher on
Application packs can be obtained from the address below, or electronic applications can be made via the Internet site. The closing date for recept of applications in NO LATER THAN 31st JULY for a start in the following Autumn. 

Janice Fletcher
Programme Administrator
The Ironbridge Institute
Ironbridge Gorge Museum
Tel: 00 44 (0)1952 432751
Fax: 00 44 (0)1952 435937