MA in International Tourism Development

St Mary's University, Twickenham

Program Description

MA in International Tourism Development

St Mary's University, Twickenham

MA in International Tourism Development

  • MA in International Tourism Development
  • Post Graduate Diploma in International Tourism Development
  • Post Graduate Certificate in International Tourism Development


This postgraduate course has been specially designed for people wishing to work in or study the area of tourism development. The travel and tourism sector has emerged as one of the world’s largest industries and the fastest growing service sector. Domestically there are over 2 million jobs sustained by tourism activity in the UK, either directly or indirectly and it is estimated that there is almost 1.5 million jobs related directly to tourism activity in the UK, some 5% of all people in employment in the UK . The importance of the Tourism industry to the UK in general and London specifically have recently been noted by the Prime Minster (2010) and Mayor of London (2009) .

The MA in International Tourism Development aims to equip postgraduates with the relevant knowledge, skills and competencies to enable them to exploit the growing number of global job opportunities within the travel and tourism sector in the UK, mainland Europe and global employment markets.

Programme Aims

The programme will provide an in-depth grounding in tourism development and practice, and will provide options which can be tailored towards individual needs. Participation in the programme will enable students to:

  • Demonstrate an awareness of social, political, economic, and cultural issues affecting tourism development in an international context.
  • Identify and demonstrate an understanding of key issues in international tourism development.
  • Have experience of in-depth study of tourism development via a fieldwork delivered module.
  • Complete a dissertation based on a project relating to a particular interest in the area of tourism development in an international context.
  • Acquire knowledge and understanding of the ethical issues relating to tourism development in an international context.

Teaching and Assessment

From September 2012 The MA Programme will be available as either a full-time and a part-time option. Students on the full-time programme will be required to attend two afternoons a week over the two semesters in each academic year. Part-time students will be required to attend one afternoon per week over two semesters per academic year.

The course will include specialist fieldwork at a destination in the UK or overseas.

Entry Requirements

You will normally need to have obtained an honours degree (usually second class or above) in Tourism, Development Studies, Geography, Management Studies, or Environmental Studies (or an appropriate first degree which contains a substantive tourism or management studies element) from a recognised university or equivalent.

If you do not have an honours degree you will have to have an appropriate professional experience in the tourism industry or development sector, combined with evidence of capacity to study at master's level.

Non-native speakers of English must achieve a score of at least 6.5 in the IELTS test of English language proficiency (or equivalent). This must include a score of at least 6 in any section.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated August 1, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2016
Duration
Duration
1 - 2 years
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Price
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Free
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Start date Sept. 2016
Place
United Kingdom London, England
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Duration 1 - 2 years
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