The MSc in Cultural Heritage Studies is a multi-disciplinary Masters Degree developed by Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) in Scotland and The Thor Heyerdahl Institute. Funding for a scholarship scheme has been granted by the county councils of Telemark and Vestfold in response to an application by the Institute. Scholarships are awarded to Masters Degree students from Norway in order to study in Scotland. The Masters Degree comprises the subject areas of environmental protection, archaeology, cultural heritage, leadership, sustainable development, and the relationship between R&D, the public and private sectors. It was established with the help of considerable funding from the EU and has been declared by GCU to be unique in Europe. A specially appointed team (Heritage Futures Team) was responsible for establishing the academic foundation for the programme and has also been used to provide teaching staff for the course. The Masters Degree has been offered by GCU since autumn 2005 and the aim is to continue and develop it further at a Norwegian university or university college.
The MSc Cultural Heritage Studies is an interdisciplinary Masters Degree that has played an important part in promoting international educational co-operation between Norway and Scotland. Feedback from the Norwegian students that have completed the course has been positive. They have all found relevant jobs in Norway after their studies. The Institute is unaware of any equivalent Masters Degree in Norway.
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