University of Glasgow

Degree level: Postgraduate

Tourism Development and Culture (Erasmus Mundus Joint Master) (Dumfries Campus) MSC (Taught)

Make sure you check on the university, college or conservatoire website for any updates about course changes as a result of COVID-19.

Course summary

This two-year Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) explores contemporary theoretical and practical issues in tourism development, with a cultural focus, providing critical analytical skills. Mobility periods will give you the opportunity to study at the University of Glasgow and its world-class consortium partners. WHY THIS PROGRAMME

  • The EMJMD programme provides an excellent opportunity for those new to tourism to engage and attain a broad grasp of the subject as well as a deep and analytical insight into aspects of tourism development, culture and related industries.
  • This is an exciting and innovative programme offered by the University of Glasgow (Dumfries Campus), the University of Malta, Lund University (Sweden) and the University Institute of Lisbon (Portugal). You will graduate with a joint degree awarded by the relevant partners.
  • By studying with a combination of these partners, you will be taught by world-class experts in the areas of social science analysis of tourism, heritage, business innovation and sustainability.
  • You will also have the opportunity to attend a 10 day summer school at Wageningen University (Netherlands) with a focus on the environment and tourism.
  • Unique in terms of the subject matter covered, the diverse range and complementarity of the five partner universities involved, and the focus on culture in its broadest sense will greatly enhance your student experience.
  • Courses are both theoretical and practical. Some involve field trips, along with work placement opportunities. This will equip you for the working world in the tourism, heritage, and wider culture-based industries.
PROGRAMME STRUCTURE The programme is structured around a series of mobility periods across two years where you study at a combination of these partner universities, taking a mix of core and optional courses. Teaching is delivered via mix of lectures and seminars, with guest lectures and opportunities for work placements. The final mobility period will be spent at one of the semester 3 partners (University Institute of Lisbon or Lund University) under the supervision of a team from at least two universities. The programme also includes an optional two-week summer school at Wageningen University (Netherlands) at the end of year 1. Semester 1 (Sep - Dec) University of Glasgow (Dumfries Campus): Social science analysis of tourism Semester 2 (Feb – June) University of Malta: Cultural tourism and heritage (Optional placement available) Summer (July) Wageningen University (optional) Semester 3 (Sep - Jun) study track choice Lund University: Innovation and sustainability in the tourism industry OR University Institute of Lisbon: Tourism management including urban, events, retail and hospitality (Optional non-credit placement available) Semester 4 (Feb - Jul) Continuation of studies at Semester 3 institution (i.e. Lund or Lisbon)): Independent study, dissertation Core Courses: University of Glasgow Heritage interpretation and development Tourism and regional development. University of Malta Cities of culture Cultural tourism and the European dimension Marketing and management of culture Research methods in cultural tourism Traditions and the tourism product. Lund University Sustainability in service organisations Value creation and innovation in tourism. University Institute of Lisbon Large event and event management Tourism and urban worlds. Optional Courses may include: See course page. Summer school Circular Tourism. (The concept of circular tourism is derived from the Circular Economy (CE), which can be defined as a system that is designed to be both restorative and regenerative).

How to apply

International applicants

International applicant information can be found via by searching for 'international'. Classes start September 2021 and you may be expected to attend induction sessions the week before.

Entry requirements

Undergraduates with a minimum 2:1 Honours degree or equivalent (e.g. a Grade Point Average of 75%) in the following subject areas; social sciences or humanities, or management & business. Students with Postgraduate Degrees will not be accepted for Scholarship places. For Scholarship Applicants only - confirmation of IELTS 6.5 (with no subset less than 6.0) or equivalent (if English is not a Student’s first language or s/he did not study her/his undergraduate degree in an English speaking country, as recognised by the UK Home Office) must be submitted by the Scholarship application deadline. Scholarship applications will not be considered without this.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

All fees are published on the University of Glasgow website.

Sponsorship information

Sponsorship and funding information can be found via by searching for 'scholarships'.

Tourism Development and Culture (Erasmus Mundus Joint Master) (Dumfries Campus) MSC at University of Glasgow - UCAS