An Honours degree or above, a Postgraduate Diploma or a professional qualification. Applicants who have an ordinary undergraduate degree, relevant work experience and/or vocational qualifications may also apply.
Entry from UHI undergraduate programmes may be possible.
Months of entry
If you are enthusiastic about creating exceptional visitor experiences, this ground-breaking postgraduate course in Interpretation: Management and Practice is for you.
This Masters course is delivered by a team of highly experienced tourism and heritage professionals, academics and researchers at the Centre for Culture, Heritage and Tourism based at Perth College UHI, whose enthusiasm is infectious. Together with experts already engaged in exciting heritage and environmental projects around the world, they will help you to acquire the knowledge and skills required to develop engaging tourism and visitor attractions that will encourage people to discover more about their cultural heritage and the natural environment.
- A specifically designed and industry-informed Masters course in interpretation, heritage and tourism
- Taught by highly experienced professionals, academics and researchers at the Centre for Culture, Heritage and Tourism based at Perth College UHI
- The course is available to study full time or part time, or online through the the university’s virtual learning environment (VLE), enabling you to fit your study around your personal and professional commitments
- Online video lectures, interviews with practitioners, presentations, industry case studies, e-books and academic articles are complemented by regular scheduled discussions with tutors and fellow students
- You can choose to study individual modules for continuing professional development (CPD), or work towards the PgCert, PgDip, or full Masters degree
PgCert: Core modules are: Interpretation: Purpose and Planning; Project Design and Implementation; Communication Strategies and Theories
PgDip: Option modules, of which you must choose three, may include: Interpretive Methods, Media and Design; Interpreting the Natural Environment; Interpreting the Historic Environment; Heritage Education and Engagement; Visitor Studies; Sustainable Tourism; Research Methods and Techniques (core for progression to the MSc)
Msc: To achieve the award of MSc Interpretation: Management and Practice you must complete a research dissertation
This course is available online with support from Perth College UHI, Crieff Road, Perth, PH1 2NX
How to apply
If you want to apply for this postgraduate programme click on the Apply button above which will take you to the relevant course page on our website, from there select our Apply tab to complete the online application.
If you still have any questions please get in touch with our information line by email using the links below or call on 0845 272 3600.
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5. Flexible learning options mean that you can study part time or full time, online from home or work, or at one of our campuses or local learning centres, and fit your study into your life
Information for international students
An exciting and diverse student life awaits our international students. Choose to study in one of the larger urban centres of the region, such as Perth, Inverness or Elgin, or in one of the smaller towns or island communities, including the Western and Northern Isles. https://www.uhi.ac.uk/en/studying-at-uhi/international
English Language Requirements
Our programmes are taught and examined in English. To make the most of your studies, you must be able to communicate fluently and accurately in spoken and written English and provide certified proof of your competence before starting your course. Please note that English language tests need to have been taken no more than two years prior to the start date of the course. The standard English Language criteria to study at the University of the Highlands and Islands are detailed on our English language requirements page https://www.uhi.ac.uk/en/studying-at-uhi/international/how-to-apply-to-uhi/english-language-requirements
Fees and funding
Scholarships relevant to this course are displayed (where available) below. For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UHI, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website https://www.uhi.ac.uk/en/studying-at-uhi/first-steps/how-much-will-it-cost/tuition-fees-postgraduate
Qualification and course duration
|Assessment||What kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)|
|Written coursework / continuous assessment||67|
|Dissertation||33 (12000 words)|
Course contact details
- UHI Information line
- 0845 272 3600