BA, BA (Hons)
This course has been renamed Heritage and Tourism (previously Heritage and Conservation) for 2016 entry onwards. The course provides a broad-based interdisciplinary training in heritage and tourism that is rigorous and intellectually challenging, as preparation for, or as an enhancement to, a career in this area.
It combines the applied business and heritage-specific skills of Forth Valley College's HND programme, with the advanced academic skills in heritage of the University's BA (Hons) course. It is designed to equip students with sector-specific and applied business and academic skills which are appropriate for an understanding of contemporary Heritage management issues and promotional and interpretative methods and techniques. This will provide students with a knowledge, understanding and experience relevant to careers in the sector.
Further, the course will provide graduates with a broad knowledge and understanding of contemporary challenges facing the management, promotion and conservation of the historic and natural environments, both within Scotland and internationally, and equipping them with the skills necessary for the future development of key economic assets.
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If examinations are taken over two sittings, or there are repeats or upgrades, the entrance requirements may be higher.
If English is not your first language you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your English language skills:
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If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this course, our partner INTO University of Stirling offers a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability for entry to this degree.
|Overseas students (non-EU)||£ 11,845.00|
|Scottish and EU students||£ 1,820.00|
|Students from the rest of the UK||£6,750 per year for a maximum of 4 years|
|Overseas students (non-EU)||£ 12,140.00|
|Scottish and EU students||£ 1,820.00|
|Students from the rest of the UK||£9,250.00
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Teaching is conducted in a wide variety of contexts, from the lecture through to small group work. Assessment is carried out via examinations, essay writing, workshop reports and other forms, such as the final-year dissertation. Final Honours classification is based on work done in Year 3 and Year 4.
All modules at Level 10 are delivered by small group learning and teaching which aims to provide opportunity for interaction with specialist staff and to develop communication skills. This format enhances opportunity for developed discussion of key issues. In addition, our students will be invited to make formal and informal presentations in these groups as part of their assessment.
Students are encouraged and expected to undertake independent study. Students are expected to read and observe widely from a variety of sources of different forms (text, film documentary, photo-archive, field observation) from across the contributing disciplines. Their independent study culminates in the dissertation/project researched and written across Semesters 7 and 8. This assessment element provides students with the opportunity to produce a substantial piece of researched material/extended project or portfolio on their chosen area and may be linked to a placement/internship.
Modules are assessed typically by a combination of coursework and examination, with the weighting varying depending on the nature of the material taught and the module outcomes specified. An integrated assessment strategy will be adopted.
Recommended reading suggestions by module are listed and can be viewed in the Programme Handbook which is available via the Faculty of Arts and Humanities website at: www.stir.ac.uk/arts-humanities/
In REF2014 Stirling was placed 6th in Scotland and 45th in the UK with almost three quarters of research activity rated either world-leading or internationally excellent.
Teaching provision in History has been assessed by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education and achieved the highest possible rating of 'commendable' in all aspects. In addition, at the last RAE (Research Assessment Exercise) whereby research quality is audited by external auditors, History was commended for the international quality of its research.
The University of Stirling welcomes applications from all countries.
The programme team retain strong connections with a range of historical, archaeological and heritage industries and former students who have achieved employment in such areas. Contacts are also strong with natural heritage agencies. In addition, History offers the much valued Masters of Research degree which is often taken by students seeking to develop historical skills at postgraduate level or who wish a stepping-stone to a research degree (PhD). Further, it is launching this year's Master’s degree in Environment, Heritage and Policy, which offers advanced specialist training in this sector.
The divisions contributing to this programme have a range of academic expertise in the area of cultural and natural heritage nurtured by a strong research ethos sustained by the staff. In particular, the host division, History, has a strong focus on:
Professor Richard Oram
MA (Hons) in Mediaeval History with Archaeology, University of St Andrews (1983) and PhD in Mediaeval History, University of St Andrews (1988). Pursued a non-academic career in commercial property underwriting 1987-91 before setting up a freelance historical research business (Retrospect). Joined the University of Stirling in September 2002 as Lecturer in Medieval and Environmental History, having previously been an Honorary Lecturer in History at the University of Aberdeen. Promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2005 and to Professor in 2007. A former Director of the Centre for Environmental History and Policy, in 2008 he was appointed a member of the Historic Environment Advisory Council for Scotland, providing advice to Scottish Ministers on aspects of policy and public engagement in the sector. Has published widely on Scottish historic environment and cultural heritage.