University of Northampton

University of Northampton

International Tourism Development

This programme is designed to deliver a substantial theoretical and practical understanding of the role and contribution of the tourism industry in the context of international development. Students gain the skills required to manage sustainable tourism businesses, alongside the specialisms of strategic destination management and marketing. The course explores tourism's relationship with the socio-economic and political contexts within international development, tourism disasters affecting tourist destinations, and the role of tourism in the development of countries that have experienced conflict.

Entry requirements

To be accepted onto this programme students need to hold a recognised 1st or 2nd Class Honours degree from a UK university (or an international equivalent). A wide range of first degree disciplines will be considered, which include travel, tourism, and international development. If English is not the 1st language, applicants need to demonstrate that they meet the minimum English language requirement of IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent).

Course modules

Political economies of international development; international sustainable tourism; strategic destination management; risk, crisis and post-conflict management in tourism; strategic events management; managing across cultures; research methods and dissertation.

Assessment methods

A variety of individual and group based assessments are used including reports, presentations, posters, e-portfolios, projects, client briefs, multiple choice tests and examinations


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time - 1 years
MA Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Park Campus Northampton NN2 7AL East Midlands

Key information

Telephone number: 
0800 3582232