By the year 2020, tourism will be firmly established as one of the world&rsquo,s most powerful economic forces, and this expected growth will drive the global demand for professionally educated tourism managers.
The programme covers key aspects of international tourism management with the aim of providing a set of rigorous and industry-relevant analytical tools that will equip graduates for leadership and management positions within the global tourism industry. The programme seeks to provide knowledge and skills through an in-depth study of key issues facing the industry, including sustainable and strategic tourism management, global marketing and tourism operations.
WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?
Our courses are ranked number 2 for Hospitality, Event Management and Tourism by the Guardian University Guide 2016, and 35th in the World according to EdUniversal 2016.
International guest speakers on a range of topics related to tourism management and responsible tourism.
Opportunities to gain valuable applied destination management and tourism planning experience through the international field trip module.
An interactive and internationally diverse learning environment.
Industry field trips to tourism destinations and heritage sites such as Stratford-upon-Avon, Stonehenge and the National Parks of England.
Research-informed teaching from academic staff who are experts in the tourism field.
An international outlook through the use of international case studies, diversity amongst the course cohort, and opportunities for Online International Learning (OIL) projects.
WHAT WILL I LEARN?
The programme seeks to enhance knowledge and skills through an in-depth study of key issues. The course consists of a range of modules with an international focus, which are taught within an internationally diverse learning environment. The programme thus seeks to produce autonomous learners, able to work with self-direction and originality.
We seek to develop the ability to blend theory and practice in complex situations, and have an appreciation of how properly conducted research can enhance performance as a future manager within the tourism sector.
Tourism Operations Management
Sustainable Tourism Management
Strategic Tourism Management
Contemporary Issues in Tourism Management
International Field Trip
New Business Development
As part of this course you will study Global Professional Development, a beneficial new 10-credit module developed in partnership with the CMI. Explore this module',s content and benefits here.
HOW WILL THIS COURSE BE TAUGHT?
The MSc International Tourism Management course focuses on strategic decision making in relation to tourism operations, tourism marketing and strategic tourism management. As well as traditional teaching and learning methods such as lectures and seminars, specific subjects adopt a mix of experiential approaches to facilitate the achievement of richer, deeper, and critical learning.
Learning approaches include:
Using real life case studies from secondary sources and invited guest speakers.
Providing a combination of classroom and seminar based activities.
Facilitating an international field trip that provides students with the opportunity to understand the global impacts of tourism.
The use of online international learning (OIL), working with students from international partner universities.