Interpretation: Management and Practice MSc

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What is special about this course?

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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

  • 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
  • You can choose to study individual modules for continuing professional development (CPD), or work towards the PgCert, PgDip, or full Masters degree

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.

 

*SPECIAL NOTICE* FUNDING SUPPORT

  • Tuition fee loans (for full-time and part-time students) and living costs loans (full-time students only) to study up to PgDip level may be available for eligible applicants from the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS), for more information visit: http://www.saas.gov.uk/forms_and_guides/postgraduate.htm

 

 

Access routes

Entry from UHI undergraduate programmes may be possible.

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
  • 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

How will I study my course?

  • You will study through supported online learning using the university's virtual learning environment (VLE)
  • Full time
  • Part time (structured)
  • Part time (unstructured)
  • 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

How long will my course last?

  • Full time (MSc): 18 months
  • Part time (structured) (MSc): 3 years
  • Part time (unstructured) (MSc): 6 years (maximum)

Where can I study my course?

Start date

  • September
  • January

How much will my course cost?

The following fees apply to this taught postgraduate course:

2016-17
Scottish
online
Rest of UK
(inc EU)
online
International
online
Per module (20 credits) £520 £650 £820
Postgraduate certificate (3 modules, 60 credits) £1,560 £1,950 £2,460
Postgraduate diploma (6 modules, 120 credits) £3,120 £3,900 £4,920
Masters degree (6 modules + dissertation) £4,680 £5,850 £7,380

Fees are payable in advance each academic year unless otherwise agreed.

Enquiries from employers for multiple student registrations are welcome and special fee arrangements may apply.

What funding can I apply for?

Tuition fee loans (for full-time and part-time students) and living costs loans (full-time students only) to study up to PgDip level may be available for eligible applicants from the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS), for more information visit: http://www.saas.gov.uk/forms_and_guides/postgraduate.htm

External scholarships and financial support may be available. Contact Perth College UHI for more information.

What can I do on completion of my course?

As well as considering new posts in the public, private or voluntary/third sector at officer, manager or senior management level, the continuing professional development (CPD) opportunities from this Interpretation: Management and Practice course could lead to promotion in your existing employment, or self-employment.

Can I progress into further study?

Progression to PhD is possible.

Is there more information available online?

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Apply for Interpretation: Management and Practice MSc

I want to start in Jan/Feb 2017 or Aug/Sep 2017 or Jan/Feb 2018

International applicants should apply using the UHI International application form. Please download and print the form, complete and return using the address indicated. More information is available for international applicants at our international student page

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI). UHI operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of gender, age, disability, ethnicity and socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.

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