BA (Hons) in Heritage and Conservation

This course combines the applied business and tourism-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 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. The first two years of the undergraduate programme will be delivered by Forth Valley College from their new Stirling Campus on the banks of the river Forth. Students will then progress onto the University of Stirling for years 3 and 4 of the programme. The programme is supported by organisations such as Visit Scotland and Historic Scotland to produce highly skilled graduates for entry into the Scottish tourism, conservation and heritage industries.


Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

And two options from:

or one special subject, from:

Career Paths

Interpretation and Exhibition Design
Marketing/ Promotion of Heritage Sites
Heritage Management
Visitor Attraction Management
Tour Guiding
Heritage Education and Training
Tourist Board
Local Government
Charitable Organisations

Entry requirements

3 highers BBB
A-levels BB

IB Diploma with a total of 28 points
Access courses and other UK/EU and International qualifications are also welcome

Please note that selection will be made via a successful interview.