Taught course

Interpretation: Management and Practice

Institution
University of the Highlands and Islands · Arts, Humanities and Business
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

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

January, September

Course content

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.

Special features

  • Loans for tuition fees are available from the Students Award Agency for Scotland (SAAS) for eligible Scotland domiciled and EU students, and loans for living costs for eligible Scottish students.
  • A specifically designed and industry-informed Masters course in interpretation, heritage and tourism
  • Taught by highly experienced professionals, academics and researchers based at Perth College UHI
  • The course can be studied full time or part time, you will learn online through the the university’s virtual learning environment (VLE), enabling you to fit your study around your personal and professional commitments
  • You can choose to study individual modules for continuing professional development (CPD), or work towards the PgCert, PgDip, or full Masters degree

Modules

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

Locations
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.

Top five reasons to study at UHI

1. Small class sizes mean that you have a more personal experience of university and receive all the support you need from our expert staff

2. Choice of campuses - from small, rural and island communities, to the busy towns and cities of the region, our 13 friendly, safe campuses offer something for everyone

3. The affordable option - if you already live in the Highlands and Islands you don't have to leave home and incur huge debts to go to university; we're right here on your doorstep

4. Do something different and special - UHI has expertise in a variety of specialist subjects, including: renewable energy; adventure tourism; Gaelic; archaeology; marine science; art and textiles, and more!

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

If you would like to study in a country of outstanding natural beauty, friendly communities, and cities buzzing with social life and activities, the Highlands and Islands of Scotland should be your first choice. We have campuses across the region each one with its own special characteristics from the rich cultural life of the islands to the bright city lights of Perth and Inverness. Some courses are available in one location only, for others you will have a choice; we also have courses that can be studied online from your own home country. Please see our International pages

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.

Fees and funding

UK students
In 2017/18 per module (20 credits): Scottish Online £520, Rest of UK and EU Online £650. Masters degree is 6 modules plus dissertation
International students
In 2017/18 per module (20 credits): International online £852. Masters degree is 6 modules plus dissertation

From 2017, eligible Scotland domiciled students studying full time can access loans up to 10,000 from the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS).This comprises a tuition fee loan up to £5,500 and a non-income assessed living cost loan of £4,500. EU students studying full time can apply for a tuition fee loan up to £5500.

Part-time students undertaking any taught postgraduate course over two years up to Masters level who meet the residency eligibility can apply for a for a tuition fee loan up to £2,750 per year.

Full details can be found on the SAAS website. Applications for loans open in April.

Students from the rest of the UK who meet the eligibility requirements may be able to apply for a loan from the Student Loan Company

You may also be able to apply for a government Professional and Career Development Loan

For a comprehensive list of other funding opportunities available at the university, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
36 months
distance learning
36 months
flexible
72 months
full time
18 months

Course contact details

Name
UHI Information line
Email
info@uhi.ac.uk
Phone
0845 272 3600