This two-year Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) provides an excellent opportunity for those new to tourism to engage and attain a broad grasp of the subject as well as a deep and analytical insight into aspects of tourism development, culture and related industries.
This is an exciting and innovative new programme offered by the University of Glasgow (Dumfries Campus), the University of Malta, Lund University (Sweden) and the University Institute of Lisbon (Portugal). You will graduate with a joint degree awarded by the relevant partners.
By studying with a combination of these partners, you will be taught by world-class experts in the areas of social science analysis of tourism, heritage, business innovation and sustainability.
You will also have the opportunity to attend a 10-day summer school at Wageningen University (Netherlands) with a focus on the environment and tourism.
Unique in terms of the subject matter covered, the diverse range and complementarity of the five partner universities involved, and the focus on culture in its broadest sense will greatly enhance your student experience.
Courses are both theoretical and practical. Some involve field trips, along with work placement opportunities. This will equip you for the working world in the tourism, heritage, and wider culture-based industries.
(September–December) – University of Glasgow (Dumfries Campus):
Social science analysis of tourism
(February–June) – University of Malta:
Cultural tourism and heritage (Optional placement available)
Summer (July) – Wageningen University (optional)
(September–June) – study track choice Lund University:
Innovation and sustainability in the tourism industry OR
University Institute of Lisbon:
Tourism management including urban, events, retail and hospitality (Optional placement available)
(February–July) – Dumfries, Malta, Lund or Lisbon:
Independent study, dissertation
As a graduate, you will be well equipped to find work in the tourism, cultural and heritage industries, both in the public and private sector. Potential employers include national and local government, agencies such as tourism departments, museums and heritage attractions, the travel and hotel industries, business consultancies and media organisations.
It may be possible to transfer your acquired skills into other related professions such as planning or organisational sustainability. There will also be opportunities for teaching at schools, colleges and universities for qualified teachers, as well as research.