Course details

Tourism and hospitality are expanding global industries resulting in an increased demand for skilled managers to lead and develop international organisations.

This course will give you the expertise to perform at a strategic senior level in these dynamic service industries. By analysing the major influences affecting the international tourism and hospitality business environments, you will gain a deep-rooted understanding of the issues currently shaping the management of the industries' major corporations.

You will gain a comprehensive knowledge of international tourism and tourist destinations, including the supply chain, how to respond effectively to customer demand and the global forces impacting on sustainable tourism.

If you would like to complement your academic studies with substantial practical experience, you could select the sandwich option and undertake an extended work placement. Previous students have secured placements with companies such as Radisson Hotels and Hilton Hotels & Resorts.

With a range of management and marketing modules on offer and coupled with the opportunity to conduct your research project in an area of personal interest, you will be able to tailor your course to your career ambitions.

Course Benefits

This postgraduate course is for you if you want to build on or convert your original undergraduate or professional experience and have the desire to study international tourism and hospitality management at a higher level.

It is designed to enhance your ability to function effectively at a strategic level within public and private sectors of the international tourism and hospitality industries or to embark on an advanced programme of research.

Entry requirements

Requirements:Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional. All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements.


IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.


Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example, completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy.

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

Job Prospects

You will be well placed to take up a senior management position in a range of international tourism and hospitality organisations. These include accommodation, food and beverage providers, cruise and transport operators, and government and non-government organisations supporting tourism initiatives both regionally, nationally and globally.

  • Food and Beverage Manager
  • Hotel Manager
  • Tourism Marketing Manager
  • Travel Sales Manager

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Modules & Learning

Core modules

Strategic Marketing

Explore the process and application of marketing management and strategy to the characteristics of the global tourism and hospitality industries. You will critique marketing concepts, tactics and strategic alternatives in order to understand the internal and external marketing environment.

International Tourism & Tourists

Develop skills, knowledge and understanding of international tourism and tourists through the analysis of international tourism destinations and organisations, the tourism supply chain, tourism demand and global forces which might impact on the sustainability of tourism systems.

Hospitality - Past, Present & Future

Study the history of the hospitality industry and the changes that have influenced its evolution. You will study the expansion from local to national markets and assess possibilities for the future.

Strategic Management

Gain an in-depth understanding of the concepts and techniques of Strategic Management and how to apply this knowledge to the service sector.

Masters Research Methods

Examine the research needs and major influences affecting the design and execution of a robust investigation related to your field of study.

Masters Research Project

Pursue a significant/extended individual research activity relating learning from your taught modules to the analysis of a particular issue related to the field study. The process will offer you the opportunity to advance research skills both academically and through practical application.

Managing the Tourism & Hospitality Workforce

Gain an understanding of the definitions, concepts and theories that underpin human resource management. You will evaluate traditional and contemporary industry practices and explore the issues that make an impact on the management of human resources in the tourism and hospitality industries.

Option Modules

  • Tourism Destination Management
  • Online Marketing - Strategies & Tools
  • Operations & Quality Management
  • Strategic Leadership & Implementation

Fees & funding

UK & EU 2018/19

The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2018/19 is £5950. The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.



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Program taught in:
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