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Tourism, Heritage and Development MSc

Tourism, Heritage and Development MSc

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Full time | Dumfries Campus | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Tourism Development / Promotion Heritage Administration/Management

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This programme is designed to build your understanding of the tourism, heritage and development sectors. Drawing upon a multidisciplinary team to do this, it uses academic approaches from the social sciences and the arts to investigate key themes. These include motivation, impacts, sustainable development, cultural and natural heritage, interpretation and management within this field.

WHY THIS PROGRAMME

  • The programme gives you the opportunity to develop a vast repertoire of knowledge and expertise in the subject area through interdisciplinary and critical approaches to study.
  • International in scope, it provides a worldwide perspective of tourism, as well as showcasing the variety and significance of this global industry. The programme covers a wide range of international case studies. We use examples from Europe, the Americas, Asia, as well as Scotland and the UK.
  • A summer work placement with a variety of tourism and heritage related companies or attractions is possible.
  • The local region of Dumfries has fine examples of natural and cultural heritage, including reserves, museums, theme towns and castles.
  • You will also benefit from the combined industry experience of our guest lecturers.

CAREER PROSPECTS

There are a number of interesting roles within tourism and heritage bodies in the public and private sectors such as working for tour companies, heritage attractions, museums, and hotel groups. You could also work as a consultant in business, as part of a local government team and on planning bodies. In addition, there are jobs available in education, particularly at college and university level. Your degree may enable you to consider studying for a research degree to consolidate your expertise.

Modules

This course examines the phenomenon of tourism and its relationship with regional development. It approaches tourism from the perspectives of the social sciences (e.g. anthropology, economics and sociology) as well as history, and introduces development issues from the global experience (political economy, dependency, globalisation). Its main focus becomes the destination site as a local region of economic and socio-cultural growth and change. It uses many examples from Scotland, especially Dumfries and Galloway, as well as placing tourism in its international context.
Dissertation

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

£9,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (per year)

£19,350

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

2.1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent in social sciences, humanities, business studies, or geography. Other backgrounds may be considered.

University information

The University of Glasgow is one of four ancient universities in Scotland, founded back in 1451. The university is part of the prestigious Russell Group and is one of only two universities in the UK to be awarded a 5 Stars Plus by the QS University Rankings 2017. Alumni include seven Nobel Prize winners, Scotland’s First Minister and a Prime Minister, while Albert Einstein gave a lecture on the theory of relativity there back in 1933. The...more