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University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI): Interpretation: Management and Practice

Institution University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI)
Department Humanities, Education and Gaelic
Telephone 01463 279190
Study type Taught


What is special about this course? If you are enthusiastic about creating unforgettable visitor experiences that help people engage with heritage and learn in creative ways, then this innovative postgraduate course is for you.

Interpretation encompasses a variety of activities, from guided walks to multi-million-pound exhibitions, which help to explain the significance of places and resources in a meaningful way. It provides value to communities and organisations through the creation of successful visitor experiences that encourage appreciation of the resource and economic benefit.

A team of highly experienced tourism and heritage professionals and academics deliver this online Masters course, supported by experts engaged in exciting heritage and environmental projects around the world. Through a number of employer-informed modules and engagement with real-life projects, you will gain the knowledge and skills required to become an inspiring and effective interpretation professional.

Special features ◾A unique industry-informed masters course in interpretation, heritage and tourism ◾Taught by highly experienced professionals and academics ◾You will learn how to plan, manage and deliver interpretation and communication projects and apply your newly acquired skills to your areas of expertise and interest ◾The course is delivered online through the university’s virtual learning environment (VLE), so you can study wherever you are in the world ◾You can study full-time or part-time enabling you to fit your studies around your personal and professional commitments ◾You can work towards the PgCert, PgDip or full masters degree, or study individual modules for continuing professional development (CPD)

How long will my course last? ◾Full-time (MSc): 18 months ◾Part-time (structured) (MSc): 3 years ◾Part-time (unstructured) (MSc): 6 years (maximum)


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