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MA Tourism Management

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  • Objectives
    - Graduates from this course will find a wide range of career opportunities open to them, not just in the UK but also around the world - The primary function of graduates will be to manage strategic operations, as unit or divisional managers within either public or private sector tourism organisations - You will gain the knowledge and practical skills to critically evaluate - and challenge - existing management practices and thinking in a variety of tourism-specific contexts
  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements - You should have a good Honours degree or equivalent in a related subject. Substantial professional experience can substitute for graduate status - Graduates from other disciplines may still be eligible for entry but should be able to demonstrate employment experience within the tourism industry - You should have a good standard of written and spoken English (IELTS 6.0 or equivalent) - If you are currently employed we request a statement of support from your employer
  • Academic Title
    MA Tourism Management
  • Course description
    - Wolverhampton's MA Tourism (Destinations Management) - together with our Tourism Management degree programme - was the first in the UK to be accredited by the Tourismm Management Institute
    - Choose the MA Tourism Management if you want to develop a wide-ranging understanding of contemporary tourism issues, as well as exploring operational and/or planning and developmental issues
    - Your studies will be informed by the first-hand knowledge of our staff who are experts in the field, enabling you to progress your career with a qualification that addresses current industry needs and contemporary working practices
    - Graduates will be able to make judgements with regard to operational and strategic issues confronting the industry and will also have the ability to critically assess managerial problems and implement strategies to resolve them
    - The interdisciplinary nature of the subject is reflected in the study programme--you draw on knowledge from leisure, hospitality, geography, human resource management and marketing
    - To assist in your future career, assessment tasks require you to apply issues covered on the programme within an industrial or organisational setting
    - As a student on the course, you will be entitled to student membership of a range of professional bodies including the Institute of Travel and Tourism, the Tourism Society, Institute of Leisure and Amenity Management, and Tourism Concern

    Typical modules may include
    - Attractions Planning and Development
    - Destinations Planning and Development
    - Dissertation
    - Financial Management for Tourism
    - Managing Human Resources in Tourism Organisations
    - Operations Management for Tourism Destinations
    - Operations Management at Visitor Attractions
    - Research Methods in Tourism
    - Strategic Management
    - Strategic Tourism Marketing

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