MSc in Tourism Management
Al Rayyan International University College (ARIU) in partnership with University of Derby
1 - 2 year
QAR 95,000 / per year *
Earliest start date
* non-refundable, application fee: QR 1,000. Tuition fees may be subject to change
This MSc is devised with the vision and personal growth needed to become tourism leaders and successfully navigate the challenges of the future. With that in mind, paralleled with the future vision of the global tourism industry, this programme is designed to prepare you for tomorrow’s world by exploring the latest trends and new research in the tourism industry.
Our academics are Tourism experts and qualified researchers who add value by sharing research experiences and expertise with the students. Our close industry connections will provide opportunities to meet and interact with industry experts and professionals throughout your studies.
Our academics are members of various scientific committees which organize a range of research seminars, academic conferences, and research competitions that you will participate in.
Why Tourism Management?
The MSc in Tourism Management is designed for both students that want to continue their postgraduate studies, and for working professionals that seek a career change and/or simply seek to add value to their skills and knowledge through a distinctive programme.
This programme is unique in nature as it combines subjects developed in the UK that are localized for the GCC and Qatar context. You will gain a clear understanding of topics such as Theoretical Challenges, Strategic Directions, Research Methods, and Sustainability while getting the chance to connect with experts and specialized academics in these fields.
This innovative programme is designed to accommodate a rapidly evolving international industry. Globally, Tourism has become one of the main sectors of the economy. Its financial value and contribution to employment make it a fundamental component of the world economy. For Qatar, tourism is an important pillar of the ‘Qatar National Vision 2030’, and the country aims to establish Qatar as a world-leading destination by welcoming more than six million visitors a year by 2030. To achieve this, the country requires industry leaders to ensure Qatar becomes the visionary tourism destination of the future.
Through creative thinking and independent learning, we aim to make our students the future leaders this industry needs. The MSc in Tourism Management guarantees our graduates will possess the skills required for success in the Tourism industry.
The MSc in International Tourism Management brings the best out in students by underlining their creative abilities, managerial skills, and leadership talents. The programme is a great added value for students wanting to continue their postgraduate studies; to individuals who seek a professional unique adventure, and to professionals contemplating a change of career. The MSc in Tourism Management grants you access to the wider world of industry leadership and professionalism. Our graduates hold key positions in Tourism domestically and internationally. Opportunities in both governmental and private sectors include Ministries, Tourism Authority, Museums, Associations, Sports Clubs, Event Companies, and Federations. Our graduates have such a passion for this programme, that some have continued their postgraduate studies by pursuing doctoral degrees in Tourism studies.
- Challenging Tourism Consumption (20 Credits)
- Research Methodologies (20 Credits)
- Sustainable Tourism Development (20 Credits)
- Integrated Business Management (40 Credits)
- Strategic Directions (20 Credits)
- Independent Scholarship Dissertation (60 Credits)
How you will learn
We deliver a dynamic study experience, taking you beyond the classroom to apply learning to real-world challenges, including the delivery of practical solutions. Our main aim is for you to become independent learners and critical, creative thinkers. You will be inspired by a mix of:
- face-to-face and virtual lectures
- case studies
- role play
- online discussions
- enquiry-based learning
- problem-solving activities
- industry seminars and conferences
- guest speakers
- visits to various business organisations
In our engaging learning environment, you will receive individual support from faculty. We provide you with key reading and research resources, and you can make the most of the University’s online teaching portal.
Program Tuition Fee
Scholarships and Funding
For Qatari students, sponsorships of companies to cover the full cost of attendance are available.