Taught course

Tourism and Heritage Management

Heriot-Watt University · School of Management and Languages

Entry requirements

Good first degree in a relevant subject.

If your first language is not English, or your first degree was not taught in English, we’ll need to see evidence of your English language ability.

Months of entry


Course content

This new MSc in Cultural Resource Management is designed to provide the opportunity to develop the key professional skills required to work in communications, management, and sustainable development of cultural resources, including administrative and project management in heritage, arts and tourism organisations in the private, public and third sector, both nationally and internationally. This may include organisations such as Arts Councils, Local Authorities as well as organisations such as Creative Scotland, National Museums of Scotland, and UNESCO.

Programme Structure

Mandatory courses are

  • Cross-cultural Perspectives on Society
  • Intercultural Communication in the Workplace
  • Intercultural Perspectives on Sustainable Development
  • Research Philosophy and Practice

Four optional courses from a broad range of professionally relevant subjects such as Global Heritage, issues & Trends in Tourism, Corproate Social Responsibility, and Managing Diversity in Business are also taken. This means you can tailor your programme of study to suit your interests and professional needs.

Information for international students

Non-native speakers of English must provide evidence of their English language ability. This must be IELTS 7.0, or equivalent, with at least 6.5 in all components. A score of 6.0 in writing may be accepted if the applicant performs well at interview and test.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


full time
9 months
part time
21 months

Course contact details

Dr Bernie O'Rourke
+44(0) 131 451 3284