Professor Heather Hughes - Programme Leader
Heather Hughes is Professor of Cultural Heritage Studies in the Lincoln International Business School. Born in South Africa, Professor Hughes worked extensively on neglected heritage in the post-apartheid era, before moving to the UK. She has been instrumental in building a digital archive at the International Bomber Command Centre in Lincoln and is involved in several other heritage-related projects in the city and county. In addition to teaching on the MA programme, she supervises a number of PhD students.School Staff List Make an Enquiry
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For eligible students, there are more ways than ever before to fund your postgraduate study, whether you want to do a taught or research course. For those wishing to undertake a Master's course, you can apply for a loan as a contribution towards the course and living costs. Loans are also available to those who wish to undertake doctoral study. The University offers a number of scholarships and funded studentships for those interested in postgraduate study. Learn how Master's and PhD loans, scholarships, and studentships can help you fund your studies on our Postgraduate Fees and Funding pages.
Students can join the Heritage and Archives Network at the University of Lincoln, a forum which connects our community of researchers and practitioners, and the Lincolnshire Heritage Students’ Forum, which enables networking across heritage institutions in the county. They can also benefit from our partnership with the International Bomber Command Centre in Lincoln.
Academics from the MA Culture and Heritage Management are also involved in the Lincoln International Business School’s Visitor Economy Research Group (VERG). VERG aims to harness the research energies of a number of colleagues, both early career and well established, who are working in the areas of tourism, events, and leisure.
Large-scale projects associated with the Group are: research for the Lincoln City Council on visitor satisfaction at, and the economic impact of, the Lincoln Christmas Market; building the digital archive and exhibition for the International Bomber Command Centre in Lincoln; using art and performance to promote social cohesion in Europe.
To find out more, please visit Lincoln International Business School research pages.
Students on this programme can benefit from the University’s partnership with the International Bomber Command Centre, and from our close links to the Lincolnshire Heritage Forum.
Students have the opportunity to participate in study visits to cultural and heritage attractions and can learn about preserving heritage materials for use in archives, museums and exhibitions by participating in the creation of a digital archive. Students may also benefit from guest lectures delivered by experienced practitioners in the culture and heritage sectors.
Students are eligible for membership of the Lincolnshire Heritage Students’ Forum, established in 2020. The Forum runs a lively seminar/discussion programme and connects students to heritage sites in the county, as well as to influential national leaders in the sector. It also offers a range of volunteering opportunities, which are both rewarding and offer valuable experience.
The University is also a partner in the delivery of the International Bomber Command Centre and students benefit from this relationship in terms of practical activities and study visits.
As part of your global education at the Lincoln International Business School, we are offering students the opportunity to undertake funded international trips to exciting overseas destinations. Postgraduate students have the opportunity to travel to destinations in the UK, Europe, the USA, and the United Arab Emirates.
These field trips combine academic study with first-hand experiences of language, culture, and industry, allowing you to put theory into practice. We've designed themes specifically for postgraduate students that align with learning areas such as Industry (4.0), Financial Services, and Visitor Economy.
Find out more about our 100 funded field trip places for students.
"On this MA, I was encouraged to think about things that wouldn’t otherwise have crossed my mind. It was really engaging from beginning to end and gave me the confidence to start my own heritage business."Sue Johnstone, MA Culture and Heritage Management student
Graduates of the MA Culture and Heritage Management have gone on to a variety of careers, including curatorial posts in specialist and county museums, setting up their own heritage businesses, and managing backstage operations at music festivals. Others have gone on to further study at PhD level.
The University Careers and Employability Team offer qualified advisors who can work with you to provide tailored, individual support and careers advice during your time at the University. As a member of our alumni we also offer one-to-one support in the first year after completing your course, including access to events, vacancy information and website resources; with access to online vacancies and virtual and website resources for the following two years.
This service can include one-to-one coaching, CV advice and interview preparation to help you maximise your future opportunities.
The service works closely with local, national and international employers, acting as a gateway to the business world.
Lincoln International Business School works with students and organisations to enhance the contribution of business to society. For students, that means developing their business skills and knowledge to improve their career readiness.
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