ARCH40940 Management Plan

Academic Year 2023/2024

This module will provide in-depth understanding of the management plan process and develop necessary skills for the establishment of World Heritage site management plans. It examines management systems, methodology and frameworks for presenting cultural and natural site management plans. The module explores the challenge of striking a balance between conservation, access, local community interests and sustainable economic use. Within this module students complete a management plan project on a selected site of conservation interest.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module students should be able to:

• Demonstrate clear understanding of the role of the management plan in conserving World Heritage properties with applicability to other sites;
• Apply management plan methodology to cultural and natural sites;
• Establish a management plan framework;
• Identify stages of activities and stakeholder involvement in the management plan process;
• Critically assess external factors affecting management of World Heritage properties.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning


Online Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
online content, activity based learning 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Requirements:

Stage 1 Grad Dip WH Conservation P/T

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
ARCH40910 - World Herit.Convention(Online), ZOOL40360 - World Heritage Convention

Additional Information:
Archaeology PhD students (DRHSC001 Z117, DRHSC001 Z118) are excluded.

Management Plan (ZOOL40400)

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade In Module Component Repeat Offered
Essay: 5000-6000 word essay Varies over the Trimester n/a Graded No


Journal: Study journal Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No


Project: Management Plan Coursework (End of Trimester) n/a Graded No



Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Spring No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

UCD School of Archaeology use standard feedback sheets for all modules. Your feedback is provided on this form - the form also contains feed forward details - this will help you think about how you could improve your approach in future assignments