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Tourism and International Development MSc (PGCert PGDip)

Tourism and International Development MSc (PGCert PGDip)

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

International Studies Development Economics Tourism

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

The University of Brighton’s Tourism and International Development MSc provides the opportunity to learn from leading academics and practitioners working in the field of sustainable tourism development and management.

By stimulating debate and providing a critical evaluation of theory and practice, the course provides an excellent understanding of the role of tourism in international development. You will learn about macro-level destination development issues, as well as micro-level interventions, such as those aimed at implementing ethical and responsible tourism practices and mass/niche tourism diversification.

Alongside your student peers, you will gain valuable insight into topics such as development in the era of globalisation, responsible tourism practices, consultancy, and social anthropology. We also offer unique opportunities to study visual discourse in tourism, and management issues in the global cruise industry.

Our Tourism and International Development MSc aligns with our vision of tourism as a key driver for economic diversification and growth, environmental regeneration, socio economic integration and inclusive development. Many international organisations, like the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the World Bank and the EU as well as national ministries and regional development agencies share our vision.

The course is suitable if you are looking to convert from another subject area and pursue a future career in tourism or if you already have a grounding in tourism or related subject areas such as business, management, events, hospitality or sport.

Course structure

The course is delivered by staff that are actively involved in research and consultancy, ensuring that the curriculum and classroom discussions are informed by current knowledge and practice in the management of international tourism.

Full-time students normally attend class two days per week, while part-time students usually attend once per week. Some modules may be delivered intensively over several consecutive days.

The course is delivered through a variety of lectures, workshops, presentations, tutorials and case studies with an emphasis on interactive learning. You will work both individually and in small, multi-­national teams to develop international capabilities and build global networks, learning how to adapt your knowledge to a variety of cultural settings. Our MSc students come from across the world from a variety of backgrounds, and benefit greatly from sharing experiences.

A distinctive feature of postgraduate study within the school is the flexibility and choice provided by the final project. Guided by your programme of study and in consultation with an individual supervisor, there are several options open to you. Whether undertaking an academic dissertation, an applied piece of research such as a business or enterprise project or a study that includes a portfolio or exhibition of work, the final project enables you to pursue your own particular interest in an area relevant to your programme of study.

For international students, the MSc also offers an extended masters route with English language study for between two and sixth months before the course begins.

Careers

Our graduates work for some of the world’s largest tourism and travel companies.

Many hold senior positions in private and public sector organisations, such as government tourism ministries and development agencies, NGO’s, tour operators, cruise companies and international hotel chains. Those with entrepreneurial skills run their own enterprises, whilst others work as freelance consultants in a wide range of service industries, with many opting for a career in the not-for-profit and volunteer sector. A substantial number of graduates embark on PhDs before starting their career in academia.

Students can exit with PGDip and PGCert.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-20

Modules

All credit-based postgraduate courses at the School of Sport and Service Management offer the Professional-Based Learning module. The module offers you an opportunity to undertake practical experience in a work environment and gain invaluable first-hand knowledge. It is designed to help you engage with the process of planning and delivering expertise in practice, and to reflect upon and take steps to improve your academic, personal and professional skills.
Final Project - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£6,624

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£13,464

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Degree and experience Honours degree in any subject normally with a minimum 2:2 or equivalent from a NARIC-recognised institution, or an HND equivalent plus at least five years of relevant work experience. Other applicants with extensive industry experience will be considered on an individual basis.

University information

Located on England’s beautiful south coast, the University of Brighton is a busy multi-campus university with a diverse body of over 3,800 postgraduate students. The university offer over 200 postgraduate courses, many accredited by professional bodies, and most providing flexible study options so that students can balance their studies with other commitments. The University was awarded silver in the Teaching Excellence Framework 2017. The...more

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