Interpreting Heritage

Module code: MU7530

This module will provide you with an opportunity to focus on the interpretation of heritage in practice. A recurring theme is the possibilities and practices of exhibitions in heritage sites, settings and contexts. Through an examination of a range of interpretation strategies across different heritage contexts, you'll develop your skills in interpretation in ways that are relevant to the heritage sector, including interpretive planning and strategy skills and project management skills. 

Topics covered

  • Education and learning in heritage contexts
  • Participatory heritage and co-creation
  • Exhibitions
  • Writing interpretive text
  • Designing interpretation
  • Living history and theatre
  • Creative learning workshops
  • Artist interventions
  • Project management
  • Management tools for interpretive projects


  • 225 hours of guided independent study


  • Essay, 4,000-5,000 words (100%)