MPhil/PhD On Campus

Sustainable Heritage

University College London (UCL)

36 months
23350 GBP/year
5690 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Sustainable Heritage MPhil/PhD programme from University College London (UCL) offers its students a research environment of the highest standard.


As a student in this Sustainable Heritage MPhil/PhD programme from University College London (UCL), you will work with people and partners that are engaged with real-world heritage projects and issues. You’ll collaborate with a wide range of academic disciplines, many of them linked to the UCL Cultural Heritage Network. And you’ll conduct research that has the potential to command an audience and an influence far beyond UCL, London and the UK.

Why choose The Bartlett?

  • Be part of The Bartlett, the UK's top built environment faculty (QS World University Rankings by Subject) – host to students from over 40 countries, giving a unique opportunity to work across disciplinary boundaries.
  • Based in central London, close to world-leading architectural, engineering and creative practices, many of whom are partners
  • Host to students from over 40 nations, many of them among the most sought-after in the world for their drive, creativity, and skill


The alumni have gone on to pursue a range of exciting careers in academia, museum and heritage leadership, broadcasting, communication, development, publishing policy, science industry and project management.


Everyone has a stake in their cultural heritage. The UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage (ISH) trains the future managers, curators and conservators of that heritage, as well as entrepreneurs, publishers, policymakers, grant funders and fund raisers and carries out research leading to innovative, sustainable solutions.

Leadership, communication, teamwork, language and business skills are refined in a dynamic cross-disciplinary research environment through our taught programmes, workshops, internal and external seminars.

Programme Structure

The major research themes include:

  • Future Heritage
  • Heritage Management
  • Heritage Science
  • Modern Materials

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places.


360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum of an upper second-class UK Bachelor's degree and a Master's degree, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard, in a relevant subject, is essential. 
  • Exceptionally: where applicants have other suitable research or professional experience, they may be admitted without a Master's degree; or where applicants have a lower second-class UK Honours Bachelor's degree (2:2) (or equivalent) they must possess a relevant Master's degree to be admitted. 
  • We expect any successful application to include a sufficiently strong and convincing proposal, and those holding a Master's degree are typically well prepared to provide one. Relevant work experience is highly desirable.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23350 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23350 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    5690 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5690 GBP per year during 36 months.

Part Time Fees:

  • UK: £2,845/year
  • Overseas: £11,860/year

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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