The PGDip/MSc in International Heritage and Attraction Management has been organised to provide a high quality vocational, personal and intellectually challenging education for those wishing to enhance their knowledge, skills and appeal to an the international market. The application of key management skills throughout the hospitality and tourism sector is considered. This occurs from an commercial perspective to address the needs of industry enhancing individual growth and personal future career development.
Furthermore, it is intended to cater for those with an appropriate undergraduate qualification who aspire to a career in the area of management and tourism. Emphasis throughout the programme is therefore placed on developing a range of professional, managerial and transferable skills aligned with an extensive knowledge of management disciplines applicable to understanding both heritage and attraction management today.
The programme is a 12 month programme comprising three parts. The first two parts are the taught element and the final part is consists of research and writing the dissertation element. For full-time students the taught element is normally completed over a nine month period starting in October. Part-time students will normally attend on a one day a week basis and complete the taught element in two years. Students who complete the taught element of the programme, in part or in its entirety, may graduate with either a Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma in International Festivals and Tourism Event Management.
Students wishing to complete the Masters of Science in International Festivals and Tourism Management must complete the research element. The research element comprises of a Dissertation. Full-time students will normally complete this in the three months that follow the taught element, whilst part-time students complete this during the course of an academic session.