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  • Academic Title
    MA Heritage Tourism
  • Course description
        * Unique course focusing on the heritage tourism industry.
        * Six-week work placement in a relevant organisation providing excellent work experience and networking opportunities which can enhance employability.
        * Schedule of local, national and international fieldwork which provides an excellent balance of theory and practice.
        * Comprehensive programme of guest speakers.
        * Links with local, national and international organisations within the heritage tourism industry.

    The MA Heritage Tourism programme at Trinity College Carmarthen aims to produce knowledgeable and accomplished students who are able to transfer high level skills to the tourism industry. The programme encompasses a stimulating and comprehensive view of the heritage tourism industry from local, national and international perspectives and employs a broad range of educational techniques to enhance the learning experience.

    An extensive fieldwork schedule is an integral part of the MA Heritage Tourism programme. Destinations are closely related to relevant modules and provide tangible examples to support theoretical work. A diverse range of organisations such as Aberglasney Gardens, Cardiff Bay, Carreg Cennen Castle, Rhondda Heritage Park, the National Museums & Galleries of Wales and The National Trust have recently hosted visits. Studying the MA Heritage Tourism can also present the opportunity to participate in overseas residential study visits.

    A varied selection of guest speakers contribute to the programme including academics and representatives from organisations such as the Wales Tourist Board, CADW, West Wales European Centre and the National Assembly for Wales.

    For many students, the most valuable part of the course proves to be the six-week work placement within a relevant heritage tourism organisation. The placement provides invaluable industry experience which enhances any CV and provides an excellent opportunity to establish industry contacts and increase employability. A selection of private, public, voluntary and community based organisations have recently hosted placements, with links such as these helping to enhance the relationship between the MA Heritage Tourism programme and the local tourism industry.

    The MA Heritage Tourism presents a superb post-graduate opportunity for those with a strong interest in Heritage Tourism. Our friendly, well qualified team and small group teaching will ensure that you feel part of college life and the excellent links fostered with the tourism industry will provide an appropriate balance of theory and practice.

    Modules

        * Tourism Contexts
        * Tourism in the Historic Environment
        * Marketing for Heritage Tourism
        * Managing Heritage Tourism Organisations
        * Interpretation
        * Research Methods
        * Dissertatio

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