Rural Tourism And Stewardship DUMF3033

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: School of Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 3 (SCQF level 9)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes

Short Description

This course introduces the central concepts relating to tourism and places them into the context of the rural experience, notably issues relating to sustainability and stewardship which includes planning and management of the destination and resources. It will be both practical and theoretical, giving examples from destinations worldwide and introducing major models and ideas concerning tourism, especially those from the social sciences.


3hrs contact per week: 1 x 1-hour lecture and 1 x 2-hour seminar.

Requirements of Entry

Students must have achieved a Grade D or better in any Level 2 Environmental Stewardship course to be admitted to this course.

Excluded Courses





The methods will consist of:

■ an essay (2500 words) 60%

■ a final written exam 40%

Main Assessment In: December

Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? Not applicable for Honours courses

Reassessments are normally available for all courses, except those which contribute to the Honours classification. For non Honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions for this course are described below. 

Course Aims

Develop knowledge of key issues in rural tourism and stewardship

Introduce key texts in rural tourism and stewardship

Provide examples of rural tourism and stewardship from local and international sources

Familiarise students with the main concepts, approaches and critical perspectives relating to rural tourism and stewardship

Introduce methods of stewardship for rural tourism

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

 By the end of this course students will be able to:

Demonstrate knowledge of the main concepts in rural tourism and stewardship

Critically evaluate key issues in rural tourism and stewardship

Demonstrate knowledge of case studies and best examples in rural tourism and stewardship

Understand, utilise and evaluate theoretical models and methods in rural tourism and stewardship

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.