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International Tourism Management MSc / PGDip

International Tourism Management MSc / PGDip

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Tourism Management

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Course overview

Tourism is one of the largest, most dynamic and competitive industries in the world, creating a demand for managers who possess high-level knowledge and skills to succeed in this exciting global industry. This course will enhance your management potential and develop your critical thinking, problem-solving, research and analytical skills to make an immediate impact on a tourism or service organisation.

Students will have the opportunity to specialise in a range of areas through our optional module offer.

A strong emphasis is placed on the role of communication and creativity in effective management practice, together with an in-depth understanding of contemporary issues.

A key feature of this course is the ‘international live industry project’, where you will travel to an overseas destination and apply your skills and knowledge to a real tourism context.

Previous students have completed projects in the Gambia, the Azores (in Portugal), the Canaries, Cyprus, Madeira and Dubai.

During your studies, you will work on other industry consultancy projects, network and debate contemporary themes in ‘creative dialogue’ sessions and mix with a diverse range of nationalities. The course also offers you an opportunity to undertake an optional placement.

Why should I choose this course?

  • UCB is an Institute of Travel & Tourism ‘Centre of Excellence’ and a leading provider of innovative undergraduate and postgraduate courses in tourism, with a national and international reputation.
  • UCB’s well-developed international links are reflected in our thriving international student body, which makes for a diverse and friendly atmosphere.
  • Our lecturers have significant industry and academic experience.
  • Postgraduate students will also benefit from a ‘professional mentor’ to offer further guidance and advice on advancing their careers.
  • The ‘live industry project’ is a fantastic opportunity to travel abroad, gain experience and use the skills you develop on your course in a real industry environment.

Different course options

Full time | University College Birmingham | 2 years | 28-SEP-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

2 years

Start date

28-SEP-20

Modules

This module will explore the dynamics and disruptions of global trends and developments on tourists and the wider tourism and aviation industries. You will examine the rise of new tourist typologies, the development of innovative & creative models, products and practices as destinations and organisations strive for sustainable competitive advantage. A particular emphasis will be placed on tourism and aviation futures and the response needed by industry and governments to develop more responsible and inspirational strategies.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

2020-21 full time UK fee is £7250 and it is a guide for part time students.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

Sept 20 / Jan 21 full time international fee is £12,500 and it is a guide for part time students.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Academic: MA/MSc - A grade classification of 2:2 is required or international equivalent; PGDip - A grade classification of third-class is required or international equivalent; and a subject related UK or International honours degree from a recognised institution. Work-Based: We also consider applicants who are currently employed and wish to apply to UCB; To apply, you must have 5 years of relevant managerial work experience, demonstrating in-depth knowledge of the sector for the subject matter you are interested in pursuing; and a reference detailing your roles and responsibilities from your line manager and a meeting with the programme team will usually be scheduled prior to a place being offered. EU/international students: For Academic and English entry requirements for EU and international students, please visit the Country Specific Information page. If your degree is not related and you do not have relevant managerial work experience please contact admissions, so that we can discuss your application on an individual basis before you apply.