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International Tourism Management MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Tourism Management

Course type


Course Summary

This International Tourism Management MSc course 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.

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.

Teaching and assessment: Lectures, guest speakers, seminars, ‘creative dialogues’ and e-learning activities will facilitate your advanced learning and skill development in this exciting international tourism industry. There is also a range of action-learning opportunities through case studies, scenario planning, simulations and live projects. You will be assessed through case study analysis, presentations, essays, e-discussions and debates through a range of individual and team-based environments. Work placement: You will have the opportunity to undertake an optional six-month placement on the successful completion of the taught part of your course; Employability: Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to move into a wide variety of areas within the international tourism industry. Graduates have also gone on to work in corporate travel, destination management, business travel, consultancy, set up their own businesses, and in the wider travel industry; Graduating with this MSc will enable you to pursue a career path in: Tour operations; Travel organisations; Destination management organisations; Tourism marketing; The transport sector, including aviation; The attractions sector; Tourism consultancy; Digital tourism organisations.

Different course options

Full time | University College Birmingham | 18 months | 09-SEP-19

Study mode

Full time


18 months

Start date



Aviation and tourism operate within an unpredictable and turbulent global environment and is influenced by a number of actual and perceived risks. To mitigate such risks, destinations and organisations must plan, develop and implement risk management strategies. When faced with a crisis, creative and appropriate crisis communication and recovery strategies are essential to ensure that organisations and destinations survive and sustain their competitiveness. This module will also examine the challenges of decision-making in unpredictable and crises conditions.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

To Be Confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To Be Confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students will require a relevant undergraduate degree (or equivalent) from a recognised institution; Students with relevant experience will also be considered.