International Tourism Management, MA

University of Greenwich - Business School

Program Description

International Tourism Management, MA

University of Greenwich - Business School

Overview

Did you know the tourism industry is a major contributor to the global economy? It accounted for 9.8% of world GDP in 2015 and supports 284 million people in employment, the equivalent of 1 in 11 jobs on the planet.

Become a Tourism professional

This Master's degree has been developed to meet the growing demand for competent and resourceful managers in the rapidly expanding tourism industry. It is delivered on our Greenwich Campus, a UNESCO World Heritage Site which attracts tourists from all over the world.

Organisations that develop tourism facilities, and those that provide essential services such as transport and holidays, are set to expand in the future. There is increasing demand for experts in formulating tourism policies, tourism plans, strategies and tourism marketing. As a tourism professional, you will need to take a strategic perspective and help develop a competitive sector that is sustainable.

Our tourism teaching team consists of highly qualified academics, researchers and practitioners in the tourism field.

You will gain a sound foundation of business and management principles as well as specialist tourism skills and expertise that are essential for a successful career in tourism management today.

Placement

You will be able to undertake an optional placement with a tourism business or organisation. This gives you the opportunity to gain professional experience in various aspects of tourism management, which is an increasingly important requirement.

Rankings

Our hospitality, leisure, recreation and tourism subjects were ranked:

  • First overall in London by the Complete University Guide 2017
  • Top five for student satisfaction in London by the Complete University Guide 2017.

Greenwich is one of the top two most globally diverse universities in the UK, US, Australia and New Zealand, by Hotcourses Diversity Index.

We have also been named as one of the "most international" universities on the planet by Times Higher Education magazine.

Outcomes

The aims of this degree are to:

  • Provide you with the understanding of the broad political, economic and social frameworks within which international tourism management takes place
  • Teach you how to evaluate tools and techniques that are used for developing and managing visitors and tourism in a range of destinations
  • Develop your business skills to set up and manage tourism businesses
  • Provide you with analytical and practical skills in tourism marketing
  • Discuss the role of tourism as an agent for cultural change and understanding
  • Develop your strategic perspective and management skills for the tourism industry.

What you'll study

Full time

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

  • Dissertation (45 credits)
  • Visitor and Destinations Management (15 credits)
  • Cultural Tourism Management (15 credits)
  • International Tourism Policy, Planning and Development (30 credits)
  • Strategic Marketing and Management for Tourism (30 credits)
  • Tourism Scholarship and Practice (15 credits)
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation for Events and Tourism (15 credits)
  • Business English for Academic Purposes - Level 4
  • Research Methods (15 credits)

Part-time

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

  • Cultural Tourism Management (15 credits)
  • International Tourism Policy, Planning and Development (30 credits)
  • Tourism Scholarship and Practice (15 credits)
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation for Events and Tourism (15 credits)
  • Business English for Academic Purposes - Level 4

Year 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

  • Dissertation (45 credits)
  • Visitor and Destinations Management (15 credits)
  • Strategic Marketing and Management for Tourism (30 credits)
  • Research Methods (15 credits)

Entry requirements

You should have a good quality relevant degree from a recognised university or higher education institute or a postgraduate diploma in an appropriate area.

Mature applicants without an undergraduate degree but with relevant business experience are encouraged to apply, subject to interview.

If you were educated in a language other than English and/or in a country where English speakers are in a minority, you should have a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent.

If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK, your score must be from a UK Visas and Immigration approved IELTS test.

Alternatively, students with an overall IELTS of 5.0 or 5.5 can study our Pre-Sessional English language programme prior to degree studies.

Applicants from a UK educational background:

For more information, contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

Applicants from a non-UK educational background:

For more information, contact international@gre.ac.uk or +44 20 8331 8136.

Assessment

You will be assessed through various means, which may include:

  • In-class examinations
  • Essays
  • Reports
  • Consultancy plans
  • Presentations
  • Fieldwork reports
  • Portfolios.

Careers

Careers in all aspects of the international tourism industry are open to you, including government tourism agencies, international tourism organisations, tour operators, airlines, marketing, and cultural, heritage, festival and other specialist tourism operations.

Employability

You can reach out to top employers through our dedicated Business School Employability Office (BSEO). Our team focuses on developing your employment skills through CV support, interview skills workshops and guidance from mentors to progress in the industry. This includes the opportunity to network with employers and recruiters at career fairs.

The BSEO team was shortlisted for the Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards; which shows their dedication to actively support career development.

Extracurricular activities

The Tourism Society provides an additional forum for students to meet and discuss current trends with faculty and guest speakers.

Fees and finance

Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated January 30, 2018
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