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MA in Heritage Management in Athens, Greece


Deadline: 1 June 2013
Open to: applicants with bachelors degree, diploma or equivalent in any field with good English proficiency scores
Scholarship: full fees plus living expenses for the three semester program


StratonikeiaThe 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 and how to effectively work with archaeologists, architects, conservators, marketing and education specialists while fundraising and supervising specific 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.

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.

The duration of the MA is three terms in total, including 9 months teaching and exams in Eleusina and 8 months of uninterrupted work on the dissertation, which need not be conducted in Eleusina. The MA costs 7,500 Euros for the whole course duration of the three semesters, which is 5,000 Euros for each year.

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Scholarship for the MA in Heritage Management for the developing world programme is designed to support a minimum of 5 students from the developing world (broadly defined). The scholarships are decided on the basis of academic merit and background. There are a variety of half fees (worth €3750), full fees (€7500), and comprehensive scholarships (covering both fees and living expenses, i.e. approximately worth €13500). More information about the scholarships is AVAILABLE HERE. For further information about scholarships contact Mrs Nota Pantzou at +30 210 5565605.

For more details, please review the Frequently Asked Questions page HEREAll academic enquiries should be addressed to the programme director, Dr. Evangelos Kyriakidis, at e.kyriakidis@kent.ac.uk


They 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’.


In order to ensure best quality of teaching, there are 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 third meeting of the Academic committee on the 1 June 2013.

The application form is available HERE as a PDF or HERE as a Word document.

For applications or admissions enquiries, please contact Mrs Elena Frangaki at +30 210 5565605, or heritage@aueb.gr. More information is available on the official website HERE.

Source: mladiinfo.com