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MSc International Heritage & Cultural Tourism Management

MSc International Heritage & Cultural Tourism Management

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Tourism Management Heritage Administration/Management

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Gain the vital knowledge and practical skills focusing upon visitor attractions both in the built and natural heritage areas

Overview

Thanks to its rich history, abundance of heritage attractions and world-famous arts festival, Edinburgh is a popular destination for a rising number of cultural tourists from all over the world - which is why it’s a great place for you to study MSc International Heritage & Cultural Tourism Management.

This advanced degree will equip you with the knowledge you need to successfully operate a cultural tourism business and devise policies and strategies for the overall industry. It also contributes towards professional accreditation with the Institute of Hospitality.

Course details

You’ll develop organisational and business skills that relate particularly to cultural aspects of tourism. Throughout your studies, you’ll develop an understanding of the issues and concepts involved in the industry, as well as marketing practice and heritage considerations.

You’ll learn broad skills such as formulating policy and planning for the future, as well as developing your abilities in research, time management and presentation methods.

With a number of tourist ventures and operations in and near the city, you’ll have plenty of options for part-time work and employment after graduation.

Assessments

You’ll be assessed in a combination of the following ways:

  • Report writing
  • Project
  • Exams
  • Essays
  • Dissertation
  • Oral Presentation
  • Portfolio

Careers

  • Destination development
  • Cultural services management
  • Operations management
  • Tour operators
  • Public sector organisation.

Different course options

Full time | Edinburgh Napier University | 12 months | 07-SEP-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

12 months

Start date

07-SEP-20

Modules

The meetings industry is of huge global economic importance (Davidson and Cope, 2003). Business events play a significant role in generating tourism revenue for destinations, thus contributing towards economic prosperity. In this module, you will learn about the major stakeholders in the business event industry, and how they interact with one another. You will examine issues of supply and demand at all levels, and analyse the impact made by business events on their chosen destination. You will be taken on visits to event venues, and will hear guest speakers from industry. This will enable you to connect the theory to the practice. The module contains the following topics: the business events industry in context; buyers, suppliers and intermediaries; supply and demand characteristics of the industry; the external environment; event planning (buyer and supplier perspectives); impacts of business events and venues; current trends and future issues.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£7,572

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£14,062

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

The entry requirement for this course is a Bachelor (Honours) Degree at 2:2 or above. We look for applicants to have a background in any discipline in order to be eligible for the programme. We may also consider lesser qualifications if you have sufficient professional work experience within the industry.

University information

With three campuses located across the city, Edinburgh Napier University offers you the opportunity to join a diverse and friendly student community. The University boasts a wide range of postgraduate degrees in subject areas such as Biosciences, Building & Surveying, Music, Teaching, and Tourism, Hospitality and Events, which you can choose to study either full-time or part-time. For full flexibility, there is also a selection of online and...more