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Heritage Experience Management

The objective is to offer students an opportunity to engage in a detailed study of heritage tourism and the various related policy initiatives found within the commercial, public and voluntary sectors. It offers students the chance to develop a specialist knowledge which may be directly applicable to future career aspirations. It is a basis for developing skills in identifying tourism potential, recognising the wide range of visitor needs and applying knowledge to creative solutions to meeting visitor expectations. By the end of the module the student will be able to explain different perspectives of heritage and its relationship with tourism, understand the wider social and political context, and discuss developments and current issues and management issues in heritage development.

The content will provide a broad understanding of the range of heritage attractions that exist but will also allow students to develop an in-depth analytical perspective on many current, controversial and industry-relevant issues. An integral part of the minor is a week-long fieldtrip to Edinburgh, Scotland, with presentations from organisations involved in heritage tourism and its development, conservation, marketing, interpretation and so forth.



The module Learning Outcome for Heritage Experience Management is that the student can apply knowledge of the main issues relating to the development of heritage to the creation, maximisation and management of a heritage themed, commercially viable experience.

Aanvullende informatie

One week fieldtrip to Edinburgh, Scotland. Approximately €250,-

In order to fully prepare you for your Kies op Maat study at NHL Stenden, two introduction days -together with incoming exchange students from abroad- are scheduled.
During these days you will get a campus tour, meet teachers and staff, learn how to use (ICT) facilities on campus and you will be introduced to the student life. Moreover, we offer an introduction to our learning system: Problem Based Learning (PBL). Understanding the PBL system is fundamental for your successful study experience at Stenden. Therefore we expect you to be present these two days.

The minor can be done as stand-alone, but can also be followed as part of the premaster Tourism Geography & Planning which prepares students for the Master Cultural Geography/Tourism Geography and Planning at the University Groningen. If your aim is to do the Premaster and Master, please contact the coordinator for individual advice.


Equivalent of completion of 2nd Year management programme.


An open question test concludes the module.

Essay test, CBL participation, presentation, reports.


Monday - Friday.