The Bachelor of Science in Heritage Management programme is probably the only heritage programme in the world that is offered within a tourism context. The location of the programme in a city of rich cultural heritage, including a UNESCO World Heritage site, makes it an ideal place to study for those who want to pursue a career in heritage management, cultural management, heritage tourism, museum management, anthropology or education.
The Heritage Management programme equips graduates with the core knowledge and skills to meet the multiple challenges of contemporary heritage management. Possible career paths on graduation from the course include conservation, cultural management, cultural tourism, museum management and public education. Students learn the various ways the concept of cultural heritage contributes towards economic, social and environmental development. This makes IFT heritage graduates especially suited for professions related to community, cultural and urban development, heritage-based tourism, and cultural industries, in both public and private sectors.
“My purpose in studying Heritage Management at IFT was straightforward – I love history.”
“The knowledge and experience I gained at IFT help me a lot in my work, including in conducting interviews, in team projects, and in writing articles.”
Alex Lou Class of 2014