MSc-PgDip-PgCert International Tourism Management

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  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements

    Normally an honours degree or recognised equivalent qualification

    We welcome enquiries from those who have substantial management experience but who do not have the normal entry requirements. We may invite you for an interview to discuss your particular background, experience and qualifications. Our aim is to ensure you can achieve success on this masters course, but please contact us if you wish to discuss your own concerns.

    Through accreditation of prior learning (APL), you may be able to claim entry with credit or exemptions based on your existing qualifications, knowledge and experience.

    If your first language is not English you must normally produce evidence of competence in English such as a TOEFL test minimum mark, paper-based 550, computer-based 213, internet-based 79 or an IELTS score of 6.0.
  • Academic title
    MSc/PgDip/PgCert International Tourism Management
  • Course description
    This course develops professional and management expertise in tourism. It is suitable for people who work or want to work in the industry, or come from other backgrounds.

    The international tourism industry is growing rapidly and covers a diverse range of areas. These include • tourist boards • tour operators • visitor attractions • airlines • destination marketing organisations. This growth has created many career opportunities for qualified managers with knowledge of the industry.

    On this course you increase your knowledge and understanding of the international tourism industry and management issues by
    • analysing the external and internal business environment
    • learning to predict global trends
    • examining the different types of tourist organisations
    • developing an integrated approach to managing international tourism
    • considering the international tourism industry environment
    • studying the political, social and economic influences
    • exploring areas such as government tourism policy and planning, marketing and consumer behaviour
    • developing the research and problem-solving skills you need for study at masters level and for your future career

    You study tourism development and explore the link between various elements of diverse tourism environments, such as the different social, environment and political impacts of tourism development in different countries. You also examine the increasingly global reach tourism in tourism and globalisation.

    Associated careers

    There are many and varied opportunities in the leisure and tourism industries from large multinational companies to small family businesses. These include • national tourist organisations • visitor attractions • resort management • international tour operators • government agencies.

    Course content

    Semester one
    • sector industry analysis • marketing • tourism policy and planning • managing people

    Semester two core modules
    • tourism and globalisation • tourist destination management and marketing • research consultancy project • research methods

    Semester two options
    include • corporate social responsibility in tourism and hospitality • research sustainable tourism

    Semester three
    • dissertation

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