Scholarship Scheme for the Master of Arts in Heritage Interpretation




This course aims at offering the necessary knowledge, skills and competencies on
Heritage Interpretation (HI) both at local and international level.
This programme offers tailor-made learning to those who already work within the Culture and Heritage Tourism
industry but also to those who aspire to specialise in the interpretation of specific sites and artefacts.


The Ministry for Tourism and Consumer Protection, through the Institute of Tourism Studies
will be
awarding 15 scholarships for the Master of Arts in Heritage Interpretation.


By the end of the programme of study the students will be able to:

  • Devise innovative strategies for Heritage Interpretation which may be applied to different contexts,
    particularly those related to tourism and education;
  • Initiate research and be self-driven to propose new studies in HI which
    will contribute toward local and international Heritage and Tourism sectors;
  • Critically assess the stakeholders/audience/clients which will be benefitting from an adequate HI product while establishing
    methods of research to carry out audience segmentation in order to provide the best HI experience to a wide variety of clients;
  • Comprehensively deal with ICT professionals when developing HI technology and critically assess the full cycle
    of planning, implementation and review of such technology;
  • Critically review current methods of HI which are already present in Heritage and Tourism attractions.



2 years (4 sesmesters)

Part-Time Evening, starting March 2020


Entry Criteria

Prospective students must be in possession of:


  • A relevant MQF/EQF Level 6 degree at second class, or
  • An MQF/EQF Level 6 degree plus a portfolio evidencing relevant work experience for at least 3 years, or
  • An MQF/EQF Level 5 full qualification, AND a portfolio evidencing appropriate writing and analytical skills to ensure that the prospective candidate can fully and meaningfully participate in the course,
    and work experience at professional and/or executive level for at least 5 years.



Modules covered in this programme of studies


  • Principles of Heritage Interpretation
  • Interpretative Strategies
  • Research skills in Heritage Interpretation
  • Heritage Interpretation as an Informal Learning Resource
  • Fundamentals of Nature Interpretation
  • Interpretation of the Historical Environment
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Heritage Interpretation
  • The Use of Digital Technology in Heritage Interpretation
  • Media and Design as methods of Heritage Interpretation
  • Developing and Advocating Heritage Interpretation
  • Visitors study and Audience Segmentation Techniques
  • Interpreting War and Conflict
  • Heritage and Sustainable Tourism Development
  • Practicum
  • Thesis


Scholarship Scheme Regulations

Download the SHI regulations from here.



Important Dates




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In all instances ITS may decide to refrain from organising a particular course mentioned above in case the number of applicants is low or for any other reason it deems necessary.

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