Module: Heritage Management 1

Module details

  • Module code

  • Module leader

    Karen LeMaitre
  • Module Level

  • Module credits

  • Min study time

    200 hours
  • Contact hrs

    80 hours
  • Teaching Period

    Semester 2

Module content

Students will study sector specific standard project management skills including the need for, and methods of, budgetary control (invoicing, petty cash systems, etc), business planning related to cash flow forecasting, human resource management and business structure, sourcing of grants and costs of materials/equipment, contract review and environmental legislative requirements, e.g. licences, insurances and ethical considerations such as sourcing materials from sustainable sources.

As part of this process, students will be introduced to the structure and function of a range of organisations and businesses with specific responsibilities for aspects of environmental conservation and heritage management, for example the National Trust, Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust, Cotswold Water Park, British Trust for Conservation Volunteers, Environmental Dimension Partnership, Cotswold Canals Trust and the National Heritage Academy. They will begin to explore how such organisations are structured, their cultures and philosophy as they relate to leadership and management, issues of volunteer management and volunteering, fund raising and the need to develop a profile to ensure the long-term sustainable interest within the wider community. 

Module outcomes

To achieve credit for this module students must be able to:

  1. Undertake a simple satisfactorysector specific project demonstrating the principles and practice of basic project management as manifest in a business plan.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of sources of funding including grants, fundraising and appropriate financial controls.
  3. Understand some of the ethical considerations associated with sourcing of materials, human resources and funding.


Assessment Description Weighting
Coursework A small, simple, practical project management and planning exercise 100%

Key texts

Students should be familiar with the content of at least one of the following:

  • Dyson, J. R. (2004) Accounting for non-accounting students. 6th Ed. Pearson Education
  • Peacock A. and Rizzo I. (2008) The heritage game: economics, policy and practice, Oxford University Press

Supporting texts

  • Beardshaw J. (2001) Economics: A student’s guide 5th Ed. Pearson.
  • Brassington, F. and Petitt, S. (2006). Principles of marketing. 4th ed. Pearson Education
  • Campbell G (2001) Heritage law and policy: listed buildings and conservation areas. Palladian Law Publishing
  • Howard, P, (2003) Heritage: management, interpretation, identity, Continuum.
  • Misiura S. (2006) Heritage marketing Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Mullins L. (2005) Management and Organisational Behaviour. 7th ed. Pitman
  • Palmer, A. and Hartley, B. (2005) The Business Environment. 5th ed. McGraw-Hill