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University of Glasgow: Sustainable Tourism and Global Challenges

Institution University of Glasgow View institution profile
Department School of Interdisciplinary Studies View department profile
Web glasgow.ac.uk/dumfries
Study type Taught

Summary

This programme will give you a strong understanding of sustainable tourism. You will develop an awareness of the cultural and environmental issues influenced by tourism and be able to apply critical and practical solutions.

You will evaluate sustainable tourism as a response to local and global challenges experienced within and beyond the tourism industry.

Discover policies and practices for the management of sustainable tourism and how these can be used to address environmental and cultural issues.

You will evaluate sustainable tourism as a response to local and global challenges experienced within and beyond the tourism industry. Discover policies and practices for the management of sustainable tourism and how these can be used to address environmental and cultural issues. * You will be equipped with intellectual and research skills that will enable you to assess complex, real-world problems and develop innovative solutions. * The programme will enhance your appreciation of sustainable leadership approaches and how such approaches can be engaged with in differing cultures and contexts. * You will be based at a world leading university, located within the Dumfries and Galloway region, an area notable for its natural and cultural resources, including a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, among many other sites of relevance to sustainable tourism.

You will complete six core courses and one optional course, followed by a dissertation (which may include a work placement).

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials and project work. Some of the courses will also include study trips, whilst there is an opportunity to undertake a field trip course to experience sustainable tourism in practice.

Core courses

  • SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH METHODS
  • SUSTAINABLE HERITAGE MANAGEMENT
  • SUSTAINABLE TOURISM
  • TECHNOLOGY AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN SUSTAINABLE TOURISM
  • THE ECONOMICS OF CIRCULAR TOURISM
  • WILDLIFE TOURISM AND ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY

Optional courses

  • ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS AND BEHAVIOUR CHANGE
  • ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS AND SOCIETY
  • EVENTS MANAGEMENT
  • TOURISM MARKETING
  • TOURISM SUSTAINABILITY AND CLIMATE CHANGE
  • SUSTAINABLE TOURISM FIELD COURSE
  • WRITING THE ENVIRONMENT: MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY NATURE WRITING

There are a number of interesting roles and entrepreneurial opportunities within tourism in the public and private sectors such as working for tour companies, heritage attractions, museums, and hotel groups. Specific jobs include policy officers, destination managers and sustainability assessors.

You could also work as a consultant in business, as part of a local, national or international government team and on planning bodies (such as the UN's World Tourism Organization or the World Travel and Tourism Organization). There has also been a recent increase in roles within the third sector, designed to support sustainable transitions within tourism.

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.

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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 across the UK and around the world. Combining idyllic surroundings with academic excellence from one of the world’s top universities, Dumfries Campus is the perfect setting to give you an incredible student experience.

Founded in 1451, the University of Glasgow is the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world. The University has a history of changing the world, and the School of Interdisciplinary Studies provides the opportunity for students to …

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