Oxford Brookes University

Oxford Brookes University

Tourism (Environment and Development)

The MSc in Tourism: Environment and Development has been designed to ensure that future developments within the tourism industry produce a sustainable physical, economic social and cultural environment. The programme views the tourism industry on a macro scale. You will explore topical issues in the development of tourism destinations. It is designed to equip graduates with the knowledge and critical understanding necessary to plan for tourism development, without imposing unnecessary change or damage on the natural, socio-economic and cultural environments of the destination.

Entry requirements

Tourism attracts students from a wide range of backgrounds and nationalities. Applicants are welcome from any academic discipline, as well as from those in work and seeking continuing professional development. Admission is normally open to those with a good undergraduate honours degree (or equivalent). Applicants with suitable experience of the tourism industry who do not have a degree may be considered. The course provides the opportunity to attain formal academic training and qualifications based on a diversity of professional backgrounds. Applications will also be considered from those who seek to formalise their prior experiential learning or qualifications. Those that do not have English as their first language should seek information on the unviersity's language requirements on the main Brookes website.

Course modules

Compulsory elements: Sustainable tourism planning, destination and event development; compulsory for the msc only: research methods (public policy), msc dissertation; optional modules: tourist consumer behaviour, tourism interpretation, globalisation: environment and development, environmental management systems, independent study (tourism), place-making, design for conservation, environmentally sustainable business, applications in regeneration, strategic environmental assessment.

Assessment methods

The majority of assessment is on an individual basis but some assessments particularly presentations are done on a group basis. As collaboration is a key method of achieving results in the tourism industry it is essential that students have this experience.

Sponsorship information

John Henry Brookes Scholarships.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 6,860 per Whole course (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 12,600 per Whole course (overseas fees) 12 months
MSc Part-time £ 3,500 per Academic year (home fees) 24 months
MSc Part-time £ 6,420 per Academic year (overseas fees) 24 months
Full-time - 9 months
Part-time - 21 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Headington Campus Oxford OX3 0BP South East

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Programme Administrator
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