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International Tourism Management MSc-PgD-P

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  • Objectives
    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.
  • Entry requirements
    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.
  • Academic Title
    International Tourism Management MSc/PgD/P
  • Course description
    As part of the course you will be given the opportunity to travel to France and complete a week-long study programme at IPAG - the university's partner institution based in Nice.

    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.

    Careers
    This newly launched course is in its frist year of study. We are preparing graduates for successful careers within the hospitality recreation or toursium industries or in an association 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: Tourism
    -Dynamics of International Tourism and Hospitality
    -Ethical Dimensions of Tourism
    -Human Resource Management in Organisations
    -International Tourism Case Studies
    -International Tourism Marketing
    -Managing Tourism and Hospitality Small Medium Enterprises

    Optional modules

    -Planning for Tourism Destinations
    -The Tourist Experience

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