University of Greenwich

University of Greenwich

International Tourism Management

This programme provides a sound foundation in business and management principles and, at the same time, provides for the development of specific specialist tourism skills and knowledge that are essential for a successful career in tourism management today; the aims of the programme are: to understand the broad political, economic and social frameworks within which international tourism management takes place; to evaluate the tools and techniques that are used for developing and managing visitors and tourism in a range of destinations; to develop business skills to set up and manage tourism businesses; to provide analytical and practical skills in tourism marketing; to discuss the role of tourism as an agent for cultural change and understanding; to develop a strategic perspective and management skills for the tourism industry; the programme also includes an optional placement with tourism business or a tourism organisation for 3 weeks.

Entry requirements

Applicants require: an undergraduate degree classification of 2.1 or above in a relevant discipline (in exceptional circumstances a 2.2 may be considered); or a professional qualification recognised as being equivalent to a good Honours degree in a related area; or professional experience, research in a professional capacity or publication in journals or presentation at conferences/seminars; or other qualifications and/or experience that demonstrate that a candidate possesses knowledge and skills commensurate with the standard of a good Honours degree. Students educated in a language other than English should have an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent.

Course modules

Modules include: International tourism policy, planning and development; strategic marketing and management for tourism; visitor and destination management; cultural tourism management; tourism entrepreneurship and innovation; tourism scholarship and practice; research methods for tourism; dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by a range of methods, including: in-class exams; essays; reports; consultancy plans; presentations; fieldwork reports; and portfolios.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 7,200 per Whole course (home fees) 12 months
MA Full-time £ 11,350 per Whole course (overseas fees) 12 months
MA Part-time £ 7,200 per Whole course (home fees) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Greenwich Maritime Campus Greenwich SE10 9LS South East

Key information

Enquiry Unit
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020 8331 9000