Gain the vital knowledge and practical skills to develop a successful career in tourism in one of the leading cultural tourism destinations in Europe.
Thanks to its rich history, abundance of heritage attractions and its world-famous festival of the arts, Edinburgh is a popular destination for a rising number of cultural tourists from all over the world – which is why it’s a great place for you to study MSc Heritage & Cultural Tourism Management.
This advanced degree will equip you with the knowledge you need to successfully operate a cultural tourism business and devise policies and strategies for the overall industry and contributes towards professional accreditation with the Institute of Hospitality.
You’ll develop organisational and business skills that relate particularly to cultural aspects of tourism. Through lectures, guest speakers and case studies, you’ll gain an advanced understanding of the issues and concepts involved in the industry, as well as marketing practice and heritage considerations.
You’ll learn broad skills, such as formulating policy and planning for the future, as well as developing your abilities in research, time management and presentation methods.
The course is studied part-time for up to two years. With the support and guidance of our tutors you’ll develop an individualised programme of study that best suits you.
You’ll learn by a variety of teaching methods including lectures, tutorials and through independent study.
With a number of tourist ventures and operations in and near the city, you’ll have plenty of options for part-time work and employment after graduation.
Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study.
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As a tourism graduate from Edinburgh Napier University, you’ll be well placed to progress within the industry, whether your career aspirations are local or international.
You may move on to management roles in sectors and organisations including:
We may also consider lesser qualifications if you have sufficient professional work experience within the industry.
If your first language isn't English, you'll normally need to undertake an approved English language test and our minimum English language requirements will apply.
This may not apply if you have completed all your school qualifications in English, or your undergraduate degree was taught and examined in English (within two years of starting your postgraduate course). Check our country pages to find out if this applies to you.
Our entry requirements indicate the minimum qualifications with which we normally accept students. Competition for places varies from year to year and you aren't guaranteed a place if you meet the minimum qualifications.
If your qualifications aren't listed above, visit our country pages to get entry requirements for your country.
Please note that non-EU international students are unable to enrol onto the following courses:
BN Nursing/MN Nursing (Adult, Child, Mental Health or Learning Disability)
BM Midwifery/MM Midwifery
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