MSc International Heritage & Cultural Tourism Management

Postgraduate, Part-time

International Heritage & Cultural Tourism Management MSc



Gain the vital knowledge and practical skills focusing upon visitor attractions both in the built and natural heritage areas

Overview

Thanks to its rich history, abundance of heritage attractions and world-famous arts festival, 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 International 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. It also contributes towards professional accreditation with the Institute of Hospitality.


Mode of Study:

Part-time (available as Full-time)

Duration:

2 years

Start date:

JanSep


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Course details

You’ll develop organisational and business skills that relate particularly to cultural aspects of tourism. Throughout your studies, you’ll develop an 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.

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.


Modules

  • Natural Area Tourism
  • Managing Heritage Tourism
  • Tourism, Society and Visual Culture
  • Experience Design and Management for Tourism, Hospitality and Events
  • Two option modules
  • Research Methods
  • Dissertation
  • calendar How you’ll be taught

    This part-time course will be taught over 2 years.

    You’ll learn by a variety of teaching methods including lectures, tutorials, guest speakers and independent study.

  • note and pen Assessments

    You’ll be assessed in a combination of the following ways:

    • Report writing
    • Project
    • Exams
    • Essays
    • Dissertation
    • Oral Presentation
    • Portfolio

Disclaimer

Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study.

Full information on this is available in our disclaimer.

Anna Leask

Professor of Tourism Management and a key member of the Tourism Subject Group in the Business School. Her teaching and research interests combine and lie principally in the areas of visitor attraction, heritage tourism and destination management.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

The entry requirement for this course is a Bachelor (Honours) Degree at 2:2 or above. We look for applicants to have a background in any discipline in order to be eligible for the programme.

We may also consider lesser qualifications if you have sufficient professional work experience within the industry.

English language requirements

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.

International students

We welcome applications from students studying a wide range of international qualifications.
Entry requirements by 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

Admissions policies

We’re committed to admitting students who have the potential to succeed and benefit from our programmes of study. 

Our admissions policies will help you understand our admissions procedures, and how we use the information you provide us in your application to inform the decisions we make.

Undergraduate admissions policies
Postgraduate admissions policies

Fees & funding

The course fees you'll pay and the funding available to you will depend on a number of factors including your nationality, location, personal circumstances and the course you are studying. We also have a number of bursaries and scholarships available to our students.

Tuition fees
Students from 2018/19 2019/20
Stage 1 £3,120 tba
Stage 2 £3,880 tba
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Home EU - Total Fee £7,000 tba
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Stage 1 £5,850 tba
Stage 2 £7,150 tba
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Overseas - Total Fee £13,000 tba
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fees
Information of Bursaries and Scholarships

Careers

  • Destination development
  • Cultural services management
  • Operations management
  • Tour operators
  • Public sector organisations
  • Retail and hospitality
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