DHeritage is recruiting!

DHeritage is recruiting!

One of my roles at the University of Hertfordshire is as Programme Director of DHeritage, the world's only Professional Doctorate in Heritage. DHeritage offers heritage professionals an opportunity to reflect on and explore in-depth an issue arising from their professional practice in a way that creates an original contribution for the global heritage community. The programme is now in its fifth year and I have been at the helm since April 2015.

This broad-based, flexible qualification was developed in association with experts from across the heritage sector and is aimed at professionals who work in, or desire to work in, the heritage field broadly defined, whether in the public or private sectors. It interests those who are employed in tourism, planning, museums, archives, community history, archaeology, social and cultural sustainability and any area of work which engages heritage including media, for example. DHeritage appeals to practitioners who want to reflect on and contribute to the latest thinking in what is a dynamic and ever-changing sector crucial to many economies and to local and national identities.

This week I have launched the recruitment round for entry to DHeritage in September 2019.

DHeritage is part of the School of Humanities and draws on expertise from across the University

On admission, successful candidates are allocated a Principal and one or two Co-Supervisors based on the research area they have set out in their proposal. Students follow the programme as part of a cohort, supported by a series of regular bespoke training workshops, generic research training and supervision shaped to their particular needs from across the disciplines of History, Education, Digital Humanities, Creative Writing, Creative Arts, Law, Business, and Tourism, and beyond. The programme integrates scholarship on a range of interdisciplinary themes, including professional ethics, sustainability, cultural memory and heritage policy. Students select their topic and training according to individual needs and interests, and current developments in the field.

DHeritage is offered part-time only, as typically our students work full- or part-time in heritage roles. The degree usually takes 6 years to complete, but it is possible to complete it in 4-6 years depending on successfully passing the phased assessments. The programme is available through a campus registration or as a distance-learning route - in either case campus-based workshops are supported with online equivalent workshops using Canvas Studynet, our web-based managed learning environment. Fees for part-time home and EU students were £2,300 per annum in 2018/19 (different rates apply for overseas distance-learning students).

Senior Visiting Fellow Judy Faraday with Dean of Humanities Prof Anne Murphy and DHeritage student Helen Casey

Read more about DHeritage on our website https://www.herts.ac.uk/courses/doctorate-in-heritage or via the University's world class Heritage Hub.

Application is made through a completed application form (available here), research proposal and supporting documents (qualifications, certificates etc.) sent to our Doctoral College doctoralcollegeadmissions@herts.ac.uk by 10th May 2019. I have prepared a guide sheet to help applicants develop their research proposals, which is available from me and/ the Doctoral College on request along with the information sheet and other materials. Please let your network know about this unique programme!

 

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