MSc International Tourism Management

General

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Program Description

Why choose this course

What is it that motivates people to travel and what are their expectations?

These are the kind of questions you’ll be considering as you learn about what it takes to become a manager within the tourism industry.

Our School of Hospitality and Tourism Management’s is ranked in the top 10 globally by the QS World University Rankings 2019, so you’ll be in great hands as you train to make your mark in this sector. You’ll also benefit from our distinguished track record for graduate employability and our excellent industry connections.

What you will study

Our MSc is one of the longest-established university courses of its type in the world, promising you pioneering research as well as a strong focus on forward-thinking ideas and innovation.

Taking a broad view of tourism management, you’ll get to know and understand the various challenges that modern tourism managers and other professionals are likely to face. While you develop essential, evaluative decision-making skills, we’ll also nurture your academic abilities while inspiring and encouraging the skills and characteristics you need to become an accomplished tourism professional.

We also support your professional development with a practical focus on up-to-the-minute managerial and strategic issues within tourism, giving you a competitive edge with prospective employers.

Study and work abroad

There may be opportunities to acquire valuable European experience by working or conducting research abroad during your degree or shortly afterwards. It is possible to do this in the summer period with an Erasmus+ grant working on your dissertation or as a recent graduate. In order to qualify your Erasmus+ traineeship must be a minimum of two months.

Modules

Modules listed are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication. Please note that modules may be subject to teaching availability, student demand and/or class size caps.

The University operates a credit framework for all taught programmes based on a 15-credit tariff. Modules can be either 15, 30, 45 or 60 credits, and additionally for some masters dissertations, 90 credits.

Year 1 (full-time)

Module Title Status Semester
Digital Marketing and Social Media in Tourism Optional 1
Entrepreneurship in the Event, Hospitality and Tourism Industry Optional 1
Hospitality and Tourism Operating Systems Optional 1
International Tourism Management Optional 1
Research Methods Compulsory 1
Services Marketing for Events, Tourism and Hospitality Compulsory 1
Tourism Development and Sustainability Optional 1
Accounting & Finance for Business Optional 2
Business Plan for Hospitality, Tourism and Events Optional 2
Destination Management and Marketing Optional 2
Dissertation Core 2
Ethics and CSR Optional 2
Project Management Optional 2
Tourism Social Science Compulsory 2
Visitor Attraction Management Compulsory 2
Optional modules for Year 1 (full-time) - FHEQ Level 7

Choose 4 from the listed optional modules.

Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2:2 UK honours degree, or a recognised equivalent international qualification.

Last updated Sep 2020

About the School

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