International Tourism and Hospitality Management MSc-PgD-PgC

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  • Academic title
    International Tourism and Hospitality Management MSc/PgD/PgC
  • Course description
    This new and innovative course prepares you for management within various sectors of the worldwide tourism industry. The continued growth of this industry has brought about an increasing need for flexible and skilled managers able to operate at a global, as well as national and local level. In a rapidly changing tourism environment, you are grounded in the skills necessary for strategic analysis and the knowledge necessary for informed and flexible decision-making.

    The course is designed to cater for local and international professionals within the industry who wish to gain the necessary qualifications and theoretical awareness to enabling you to advance your careers or operations. It will also appeal to recent international and home graduates who wish to acquire the specialist knowledge and qualifications necessary in order to manage tourism operations.

    As part of the course you will be given the opportunity to be taught at Les Roches in Bluche, Switzerland. Les Roche is an accredited Swiss Hotel School in the Montana Valais region that specialises in providing training and education to the tourism and hospitality industries.

    The course is completed though a research dissertation or applied management project in the specialist area you haven chosen. This provides the opportunity for you to apply your knowledge to the management of an industry operation. The programme concludes with a research symposium where you present your dissertation or management project to fellow students and representatives of industry.


    This newly lauched course is in its first year of study. We are preparing graduates for successful careers in the hospitality, recreation or tourism industries or in an associated government agency with an international, national or local focus.

    Teaching methods

    We offer a varied programme of teaching that includes facilitated seminars, practical workshops, web-based learning, case study analysis and traditional lectures. We also provide sessions by visiting staff, practitioners and consultants to give a varied perspective of the topics covered.

    You will be assessed through a variety of coursework including presentations, reports and projects. You will also be required to complete a dissertation and will be supported by a dissertation supervisor.

    Course content

    Year 1 - full details

    Core modules

    -Decision Making for Managers
    -Dissertation: Hospitality
    -Dynamics of International Tourism and Hospitality
    -Ethical Dimensions of Tourism
    -Human Resource Management in Organisations
    -International Hospitality Case Studies
    -International Tourism Marketing
    -Managing Tourism and Hospitality Small Medium Enterprises

    Optional modules

    -Event Management
    -Hospitality Product Development

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