ABOUT THIS COURSE
People’s engagement with their environment, culture and heritage can enrich and transform lives. Individuals and communities can be empowered to discover their stories, developing their sense of place, self-belief, identify and aspirations. Tourists can enjoy authentic experiences which motivate visits and deliver economic benefits. This ground-breaking course in Interpretation: Management and Practice aims to meet the demand for interdisciplinary training required by those whose role it is to understand, deliver and manage public engagement with the environment, culture, heritage and collections to deliver social and economic benefits.
Taught online for maximum flexibility, you will study with students from around the world, sharing experiences and networking. Designed to meet industry needs, the course has three award levels: Postgraduate Certificate suitable for practitioners looking to develop their understanding of key theories, policies and practices; Postgraduate Diploma suitable for practitioners and career entrants wanting to develop specialist knowledge and skills; and Master of Science suitable for those wanting to reflect on the discipline.
Year 1 (Postgraduate Certificate). You study three core modules: Communication Strategies and Theories; Interpretation: Purpose and Planning; Project Design and Implementation.
Year 2 (Postgraduate Diploma). You study three modules from the following: 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.
Year 3 (MSc) you complete a research dissertation.
You will need an Honours degree or relevant professional experience or qualifications. FUNDING Postgraduate Tuition Fee Loans (PTFL) are available to all eligible students to help with the costs of fees (up to 3,400 for full-time and 1,700 for part-time students). The course also qualifies for the Student Scholarship Programme.
CAREERS AND TRAINING
If you are already working then you can gain a professional qualification to advance your career. For career entrants, the course provides you with the knowledge and skills to secure employment in the cultural heritage and environmental sectors.