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MSc International Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management

MSc International Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management

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Full time | University of Hertfordshire | 1 year | 17-SEP-23

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Full time


1 year

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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Events Management Tourism Management Hospitality Management

Course type


Course Summary

About the course

MSc International Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management has been designed to provide you with the enhanced skills and knowledge which are necessary to support key decision-making within the international tourism, hospitality and event industries. The programme is underpinned by a strong theoretical base across a number of contexts relevant to tourism, hospitality and event management in contemporary international environments.? A distinctive feature of this programme is that it offers you opportunities to interact with current industry practitioners and therefore enables a hands-on approach. The programme is offered full time (1 year mode) or part time (2 year mode). A new sandwich version is also offered in full time on a 2 year mode. The sandwich programme requires you to successfully complete a minimum of 36 weeks full-time work placement. This is a very valuable experience which allows you to familiarise themselves with the day to day activities of Tourism, Hospitality and Event businesses, and to use your initiative in dealing with issues of the work environment.

Why choose this course?

The course offers you comprehensive knowledge of the Tourism, Hospitality and Event industries. It is delivered by a very successful and internationally renowned team of experts, both in terms of their managerial experience and academic knowledge. It offers a balance of practical input and academic knowledge to support graduates in their future careers within these industries. It provides opportunities to interact with current industry practitioners. It presents flexibility to study full time, part time and it offers the possibility to undertake a work placement.

What will I study?

We offer a varied programme of teaching that includes facilitated seminars, practical workshops, projects for companies, web-based learning, case study analysis and traditional lectures. We also provide sessions by visiting staff, practitioners and consultants to give a varied perspective of the topics covered. You will be assessed through a variety of coursework including presentations, reports and projects. You will also be required to complete a dissertation and will be supported by a dissertation supervisor. The MSc International Tourism, Hospitality and Events (Sandwich) programme incorporates a one-year work placement of a minimum of 36 weeks full time work experience. Students must normally achieve a Semester A grade average of 60% to proceed onto the placement. For students with visa restrictions, the placement would need to take place within the UK. Students will typically need to secure a placement by the end of April in their first academic year of study, in order to process the necessary paperwork required. The University is member of the Tourism Management Institute (TMI), Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) and the Association for Event Management Education (AEME).


We are preparing graduates for successful careers in the hospitality, recreation or tourism industries or in an associated government agency with an international, national or local focus. Graduates from the programme are employed by international hotel chains (Four Seasons Hotel, Marriott Hotels, Sheraton Hotels, The Ritz Carlton, Starwood Hotel Group) in China, India Macau, Thailand and Great Britain, as well as working for independent hotels and Event Management companies in Great Britain. Other careers pursued by our Graduates include Recruitment Agents, Lecturers and entrepreneurs (travel company, import and export trading company).


This module takes as its starting point the fact that all managers have a role to play in developing and/or implementing strategies to achieve organisation goals. How an organisation develops varies according to its purpose, its size, the environment it operates in, the resources at its disposal and the style of management. You will learn how to use tools and techniques to analyse these features and develop an integrated view of an organisation and possible futures for it. You will also explore different approaches to managing strategy that can be identified in real world organisations.

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Entry requirements

The normal entry requirements for the programme are: An honours degree of at least 2:2 classification or better from a UK University; or The equivalent of the above from a recognised University overseas; or A degree-equivalent professional qualification approved by the Programme Leader; or A Pre-Masters Course recognised by the University; A postgraduate qualification from a UK university or its equivalent from a recognised overseas university, or Equivalent qualifications to be assessed by the Programme Leader and Admissions Tutor.

University information

​Master your dream At Herts, the university offers a huge variety of postgraduate courses covering everything from animation to environmental management. It offers flexible study options to suit a student’s lifestyle, fantastic links to business and expert guidance every step of the way. Why choose postgraduate study at Herts? Employment prospects: 91.5% of postgraduates are in work or further study* Industry connections: Links...more