Entry requirements for postgraduate taught programmes are a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification (for example, GPA 3.0 or above) in a relevant subject unless otherwise specified. International students with academic qualifications below those required should contact our partner institution, Glasgow International College, who offer a range of pre-Masters courses.
Months of entry
This programme builds your understanding of the tourism, heritage and development sectors. You will examine these three areas both individually and collectively, taking an in-depth look at the relationships between them.
- The programme is international in scope. We use examples from Europe, the Americas, Asia, as well as Scotland and the UK.
- The programme offers tourism, heritage and development topics together, drawing upon a multidisciplinary team to do this. You will also benefit from the combined industry experience of our guest lecturers.
- We will help you arrange a summer work placement with a variety of tourism and heritage related companies or attractions.
You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials, fieldwork and project work. Some of the courses will also include study trips.
You will complete three core courses and three optional courses, followed by a dissertation (which may include a work placement).
Subject areas you will study include
- international development including globalisation, dependency and sustainability development strategies
- built heritage such as archaeological remains, castles, monuments and vernacular architecture
- arts heritage such as literature, painting and music, as well as language and customs
- natural heritage and ecotourism.
- Tourism and regional development
- Heritage, interpretation and development
- Heritage, management and context.
- Climate change: Impacts on ecology
- Environment, technology and society
- Environmental communication
- Environmental ethics and behavioural change
- Environmental politics and society
- Reading the environment
- Tourism, sustainability and climate change
- Writing the environment.
Information for international students
IELTS: overall score 6.5; no sub-test less than 6.0; ibTOEFL: 92; no sub-test less than 20. CAE: 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169 CPE: 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169. PTE Academic: 60; no sub-test less than 59
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Dr Donald Macleod