This programme combines the applied business and tourism-specific skills of Forth Valley College's HND programme, with the advanced skills in history, heritage and conservation at the University of Stirling. It is designed to equip students with sector-specific, applied business and academic skills which are appropriate for an understanding of contemporary heritage management issues and promotional and interpretive methods and techniques. This will provide students with knowledge, understanding and experience relevant to careers within the sector.
The first two years of the programme are delivered by Forth Valley College from the new Stirling Campus on the banks of the river Forth. Typical modules include Countryside Recreation and Access; Scottish Natural Heritage; Marketing and Planning in Tourism and Visitor Attraction Management. During the final two years of study students will have the opportunity to select a particular academic pathway dependent on their areas of interest. Typical modules include Heritage: Theories and Principles (core); Exhibition, Design and Management; Castles: Power, Authority, Landscape and Contexts; Soil sediments and Landscape History and The Poetic Eye: Documentary Film and Television.