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International Tourism and Hospitality and Event Management MSc

International Tourism and Hospitality and Event Management MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Hospitality / Catering (General) Tourism Hospitality Management Events Management

Course type


Course Summary

This innovative course prepares you for management within various sectors of the worldwide tourism industry. The continued growth of this industry has brought about an increasing need for flexible and skilled managers able to operate at a global, as well as national and local level. In a rapidly changing tourism environment, you are grounded in the skills necessary for strategic analysis and the knowledge necessary for informed and flexible decision-making. The course is designed to cater for local and international professionals within the industry who wish to gain the necessary qualifications and theoretical awareness to enabling you to advance your careers or operations. It will also appeal to recent international and home graduates who wish to acquire the specialist knowledge and qualifications necessary in order to manage tourism operations. This course provides a contemporary, critical, and international programme of study which guides students through the main debates, research, and techniques of the area of study.

It provides the students with qualities, skills and qualifications thereby enhancing their employment opportunities and their career advancement. The programme team is committed to a philosophy of rigour and the provision of guided choice in the programme of study. A richness of approach will emerge not just from the teaching, but also from the international student cohort. 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

Start date



Crisis, Risk and Recovery for Tourism, Hospitality and Events (15 Credits) - Core
Accounting and Finance in the Organisation (15 Credits) - Core
Managing Strategy (15 Credits) - Core
Marketing and Technology for Tourism, Hospitality and Events (15 Credits) - Core
Field Research (15 Credits) - Core
Management Research Report (60 Credits) - Core
Research Themes and Methods in Tourism, Hospitality and Events (30 Credits) - Core
People Management for the Tourism, Hospitality and Event Industries (15 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants need to have an honours degree (at least 2:2 or above) or equivalent in any subject, or four years' industry experience in an executive role (to be assessed on individual basis).

University information

The University of Hertfordshire offers over 100 taught, online and specialist courses at postgraduate level, and more than 50 research degrees across the ten schools of study. These are: Hertfordshire Business School Computer Science Creative Arts Education Engineering and Technology Health and Social Work Humanities Law Life and Medical Sciences Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics The university is based in...more