Taught course

Tourism, Heritage and Sustainability (Dumfries Campus)

Institution
University of Glasgow · School of Interdisciplinary Studies
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

2.1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent (e.g. 3.0 GPA) in social sciences, humanities, business studies, or geography. Other backgrounds may be considered.

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

September

Course content

This programme is designed to build your understanding of the tourism, heritage,and sustainability 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 Glasgow

  • 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.
  • The Dumfries campus hosts the Solway Centre for Environment and Culture, and is a centre of expertise in environmental and sustainability issues.
  • 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.

Programme Structure

You will complete fore core and two optional courses, followed by a dissertation (which may include a work placement). You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials, fieldwork and project work. Some of the courses will also include study trips.

Core courses

  • Heritage, interpretation and development
  • Heritage, management and context
  • Tourism and regional development
  • Tourism, sustainability and climate change.

Optional courses

  • Climate change: impacts on ecology
  • Environment, technology and society
  • Environmental communication
  • Environmental ethics and behavioural change
  • Environmental politics and society
  • Event management
  • Reading the environment: old and new world romanticisms
  • Tourism marketing
  • Writing the environment: modern and contemporary nature writing.

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.

Information for international students

Please see the English language requirements and the international page.

Fees and funding

UK students
Full time £7,650
International students
Full time: EU £7,650 Non EU £16,650

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Donald MacLeod
Email
donald.macleod@glasgow.ac.uk