University of the Highlands and Islands

University of the Highlands and Islands

Interpretation (Management and Practice)

Students on this course 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.

Entry requirements

An Honours undergraduate degree, a Postgraduate Diploma or a professional qualification. Applicants who have an ordinary undergraduate degree, relevant work experience and/or vocational qualifications are encouraged to apply.

Course modules

It is possible to study individual modules for personal or professional development, or work towards the PgCert, PgDip or full Masters degree Modules include: PgCert: interpretation: purpose and planning; project design and implementation; communication strategies and theories. PgDip: interpretive methods, media and design; interpreting the natural environment; interpreting the historic environment; heritage education and engagement; visitor studies; sustainable tourism; research methods and techniques.

Assessment methods



Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Online study £ 520 per Module (home fees) 1 years
MSc Online study £ 780 per Module (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Online study £ 650 per Module (rest of UK fees (Scottish courses)) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Online Learning

Key information

University Admissions Office
Telephone number: 
0845 272 3600