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Ecotourism

Edinburgh Napier University

Venues

Sighthill Campus

Content

Ecotourism has the potential to enable communities to benefit from the economic and social aspects of tourism while reducing impacts on the environment and wildlife.

This course takes a science framework and adds a business perspective in order to give those involved in green tourism the ecological background to inform their management decisions.

You’ll gain a variety of scientific and business skills including ecological field skills, contract tendering, questionnaire design and analysis, community engagement approaches, proposal and report writing.

An understanding of the diversity of living organisms and their taxonomy is a core component of the course, together with an appreciation of the impact of humans on their environment. The practical and applied nature of this course encourages the development of generic skills including communication, IT (GIS, R), problem solving, statistical analysis, research and team-working, all designed to enhance your employability.

Entry Requirements

A 2:2 Honours degree or above in Biology, Tourism, Geography or Zoology in order to be eligible for the programme.

Start Date

September, January

Qualification

Postgraduate Master's

Award

MSc

Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year (September) 18 months (January)

Department

Biosciences

SCQF Level

11

Career Sectors

Agriculture

Aquaculture and Fishing

Arboriculture and Horticulture

Earth Studies

Environmental and Rural Resource Management

Environmental Services

Forestry

Work with Animals