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MSc International Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management

MSc International Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

International Business Studies Tourism Hospitality Management Events 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).

Different course options

Full time | University of Hertfordshire | 1 year | 17-SEP-20

Study mode

Full time


1 year

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The module considers the implications for more traditional marketing concepts such as branding, the Marketing Mix, market segmentation, Integrated Marketing Communications, Customer Relationship Management, consumer behaviour and their link to digital marketing. The module raises awareness of how tourism, hospitality and event management firms are transforming their business models and operations in order to incorporate digital marketing which is vital to their success in the current social and economic business environment.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


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Course fees for non-UK / EU students

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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

Why choose postgraduate study at Herts? Future Employment: Superb career support with 96.5% of graduates in work within six months of graduating Industry Connections: Links with over 1,700 businesses and industrial placements Course Accreditation: We offer over 40 industry accredited courses Financial Support: 20% postgraduate fee discount for University of Hertfordshire graduates, as well as £11,222 of postgraduate funding...more

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