University of Brighton

University of Brighton

Tourism and International Development

For international organisations such as the World Bank and the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), and also national ministries and regional development agencies, tourism is an important means of economic diversification, poverty reduction and socio-economic integration. It offers a way to bring relative prosperity to a region through additional revenue streams and a raised public profile. UNWTO argue that developing countries in particular benefit from this process and make it their aim to facilitate it, all the while minimising the potentially negative impact on the environment and cultural integrity. Our Tourism and International Development MSc aligns with the missions of UNWTO and focuses on the role of tourism as an agent of development and as a vehicle to sustainable change both at a micro and a macro level. The programme is delivered through the Tourism Policy, Practice and Performance (TPPP) hub, a research organisation and affiliate member of UNWTO.

Entry requirements

Degree and/or experience: Honours degree with a minimum 2.2 equivalent from a NARIC-recognised institution, or a Higher National Diploma (HND) equivalent plus at least five years of relevant industry experience. Other applicants with extensive industry experience will be considered on an individual basis. For non-native speakers of English: IELTS 6.5 overall, with 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in the other elements.

Course modules

Tourism and development: critical perspectives; consultancy; globalisation, society and culture; ethical and social responsibility: theory and application. Plus two from: tourism and international cooperation; innovation, entrepreneurship and small business development; risk and crisis management; sport for international development and peace; professional enquiry; the visual and visuality: performing culture; digital marketing strategies; sport tourism; anthropology: critical perspectives; tourism, landscape and materiality; ethnography; contemporary issues in cruise management.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 5,580 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 11,840 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 5,580 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years
PgCert Full-time - 1 years
PgDip Full-time - 1 years
MSc Part-time - 2 years
PgCert Part-time - 2 years
PgDip Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Eastbourne Campus Eastbourne BN20 7UR South East

Key information

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