University of Glasgow: Tourism, Heritage and Development (Dumfries Campus)
|Institution||University of Glasgow View institution profile|
|Department||School of Interdisciplinary Studies at Dumfries View department profile|
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This programme is designed to build your understanding of the tourism, heritage and development sectors. Drawing upon a multidisciplinary team to do this, it uses academic approaches from the social sciences and the arts to investigate key themes. These include motivation, impacts, sustainable development, cultural and natural heritage, interpretation and management within this field.
* The programme gives you the opportunity to develop a vast repertoire of knowledge and expertise in the subject area through interdisciplinary and critical approaches to study.
* International in scope, it provides a worldwide perspective of tourism, as well as showcasing the variety and significance of this global industry. The programme covers a wide range of international case studies. We use examples from Europe, the Americas, Asia, as well as Scotland and the UK.
* A summer work placement with a variety of tourism and heritage related companies or attractions is possible.
* The local region of Dumfries has fine examples of natural and cultural heritage, including reserves, museums, theme towns and castles.
* You will also benefit from the combined industry experience of our guest lecturers.
You will complete three core and three optional courses, followed by a dissertation (which may include a work placement). You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials, fieldwork and project work. Some of the courses will also include study trips.
### Core courses
* HERITAGE, INTERPRETATION AND DEVELOPMENT
* SUSTAINABLE HERITAGE MANAGEMENT
* TOURISM AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT
### Optional courses may include
* ECOLOGY, ENVIRONMENT AND CONSERVATION
* ENVIRONMENTAL COMMUNICATION
* ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS AND BEHAVIOUR CHANGE
* ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS AND SOCIETY
* EVENTS MANAGEMENT
* READING THE ENVIRONMENT: OLD AND NEW WORLD ROMANTICISMS
* TOURISM MARKETING
* TOURISM SUSTAINABILITY AND CLIMATE CHANGE
* WRITING THE ENVIRONMENT: MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY NATURE WRITING
There are a number of interesting roles within tourism and heritage bodies in the public and private sectors such as working for tour companies, heritage attractions, museums, and hotel groups. You could also work as a consultant in business, as part of a local government team and on planning bodies. In addition, there are jobs available in education, particularly at college and university level. Your degree may enable you to consider studying for a research degree to consolidate your expertise.
University of Glasgow
School of Interdisciplinary Studies at Dumfries Campus
The University of Glasgow’s School of Interdisciplinary Studies is located in south-west Scotland with a close-knit community of students from the UK and around the world. By choosing to study at Dumfries Campus, you will benefit from the academic excellence of one of the world’s top universities in a progressive, rural campus environment.
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