MA Tourism for International Development

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  • Entry requirements
    This course is for people interested in international development issues and using tourism as a development tool in countries around the world.
  • Academic title
    MA Tourism for International Development
  • Course description
    You gain the skills and knowledge to begin or further your career in the international tourism industry in areas such as • development agencies • tourism ministries • non-governmental organisations • tourism consultancy.

    It enables you to develop a deeper awareness of international development and critically assess the relationships between • host countries • governments • donor agencies • multinational tourism companies • international tourists.

    Key themes of the course include the impacts that tourism development has on • host communities • economies • environments • industry with an emphasis on developing countries.

    Benefits of studying this course include
    • field study opportunities
    • reflection on personal tourism experiences
    • studying alongside students from international cultural backgrounds
    • real life projects

    As part of your studies you may be able to • go on student exchange with a university based in Spain • take part in a one week block module taught in Germany • attend voluntary work placements.

    An example of a real life project taken by past students was completing a market analysis study for PAN Parks. The study focused on the organisations key market and PAN Parks were extremely pleased with the students' work. The results of the analysis were used to feed into their actual marketing and product development plans.

    Associated careers

    Graduates from this course have the knowledge, understanding and experience to further their career or gain employment in tourism and development across the world.

    Career opportunities include development work in government and non-governmental organisations, international b development agencies and commercial businesses.

    Or you may choose to further your education and career prospects by progressing to PhD level research.

    Course content

    • sector industry analysis • marketing • b policy and planning • development studies and tourism • tourist destination management and marketing • research and consultancy project • tourism and globalisation • research methods • dissertation • optional module

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