International Tourism Management

The MA International Tourism Management programme is available as a full or part-time campus-based programme as well as a part-time online programme. In part one of the programme students will study a number of modules which will enable them to gain a systematic understanding of the nature and development of tourism and destinations, marketing and management. Tourism specific modules will initiate discussion about the development of places as sustainable destinations, destination management, place image, socio-cultural, environmental, economic and political impacts of tourism and the potential of sustainable approaches to tourism development. Additionally, students will also develop an understanding of management principles and marketing applied to the tourism context and will engage in critical thinking about contemporary global issues which form the backdrop to the discipline. In part two of the programme, students can elect to undertake a dissertation, integrated case study or business development proposal. Exit awards also include Postgraduate Certificate and Postgraduate Diploma.

Entry requirements

All applicants will be individually considered for admission using the following criteria:

Normally, the possession of a minimum of a 2:2 honours degree, or an appropriate equivalent, i.e. a professional qualification, from a recognised British or overseas institution.
Applicants for the online programme should normally be employed in a suitable type and size of organisation so that they can draw on their professional context for learning.
Applicants who do not fully satisfy the general criteria will be considered and may be admitted if they are able to demonstrate that they are capable of successfully undertaking and completing the programme at the required standard, and are able to contribute fully to, and benefit from, the learning experiences delivered within the programme.
There is no requirement for attendance in the UK for the online distance learning programme. International students who decide to come to the University to attend in person in the UK must fully meet the requirements of the UKBA.
Applicants who have been taught and assessed in languages other than English should have an English language equivalent to IELTS 6.0.

Course modules

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Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2017 - 2 years

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