The international sector is constantly changing with advances in transport, sustainability, events, tourism, consumption, etc and requires constant innovation and expert managerial input. The Master of International Tourism Management programmes have been designed as a comprehensive suite which provide a common core of modern management skills and knowledge of international developments in the travel, tourism and hospitality sectors. This core supplies the foundation for students to investigate specific aspects of the subject that are of interest to them in depth.
During the one year full-time programme, students develop the competencies to co-ordinate the many complex factors involved in a management career in the international travel and tourism industry, including marketing, management and customer focused service. Students will be encouraged to apply their knowledge in a business context and to develop their transferable skills at a professional level, together with the self-awareness and personal development appropriate to graduate careers in business.
The student’s choice of specialisation will lead them to achieve one of our named degrees:
- MSc International Tourism Managment
- MSc International Tourism Management & Hospitality
- MSc International Tourism Management & Events
- MSc International Tourism Management & Heritage
Why Choose This Programme
* The only MSc in International Tourism Management programme in Scotland
* Specifically designed to meet the needs of those who are involved, or aspire to be involved, in developing the essential knowledge and leadership skills contributing to the development of successful tourism enterprises.
* In many countries, tourism is the fastest growing economic sector in terms of jobs creation and foreign exchange earnings. (World Tourism Organisation 2007)
* It will prepare students for career opportunities in the growing international travel, tourism and hospitality sectors not just in the UK but around the world.
Each programme runs over 12 months. In semester A, students take four core modules. At the end of semester A, students select a specialist option which investigates in depth aspects of the subject area and leads to the development of a dissertation topic of specific interest to them.
In semester B, students take one research methods module, two core modules and a route specific module.
For the summer months (June - September), students work on a 15000 word dissertation on a specific topic relevant to their specialisation, which is submitted in September.
- Tourism Policy, Planning & Development
- Visitor Operations & Experience
- Responsibility, Development & Travel
- Tourism Destination Marketing
- International Hospitality & Tourism Consumption
- Cases & Concepts
- Researching the Cultural Sector
Choice of one (depending on route):
* Tourism: Sustainability & Environmental Management
* Development & Innovation in Travel & Tourism Futures
* Events Module
* Global Heritage Concerns
* Module by Negotiated Study
Employment Prospects and Opportunities
This programme in International Tourism Enterprise and the allied specialist areas is a dynamic area of enterprise and enterprise development will provide the postgraduate with varied opportunities and prospects for developing a future in the international arena of tourism. A dynamic and robust sector evidencing sustained demand across the globe and presenting opportunities throughout for the entrepreneur seeking to establish their own enterprise or for those postgraduates seeking career progress through management and development in their chosen sector.
Entry Requirements (Minimum Requirements)
Normally, an applicant can gain entry to the programme if they have achieved the equivalent of a UK Honours undergraduate degree. Alternatively applicants with relevant work experience will always be considered. Two academic references are also required.