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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Tourism Management

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Course summary

Tourism is an increasingly important part of our lives, and the tourism industry is one of the few global industries forecast to grow in the long term. Managing this rapidly growing industry to meet visitors' demands in a sustainable way is exciting and challenging. This long-established course will give you the knowledge, analytical abilities and skills you need to make a career as a tourism professional.

You will study at the heart of London, one of the world's leading tourism destinations. Site visits, integrated in the course modules, will allow you to explore a wide variety of aspects of the dynamic tourism industry.

Annual student feedback for the course is very positive, with teaching, staff contract and course content receiving particular praise. This reflects the tourism team's efforts to provide a valuable and effective course as well as a supportive, friendly and stimulating environment for your studies.
Members of the teaching team have published academic texts used by students of tourism at many UK universities. You will benefit from access to these texts – and the insights of these authors. Furthermore, staff teaching on the course are active researchers, and their teaching is informed by both their own research and their engagement with industry.

You will learn about the nature and characteristics of tourism and explore how it can be marketed, managed and planned, examining cases from around the world. Your management and entrepreneurial skills will be developed to assist you in finding employment in many different parts of this dynamic and growing industry.

CAREER PATH

Graduates of this course have gone on to establish careers in a wide variety of fields around the world, including:

national and regional tourism organisations in the UK and overseas
marketing roles with transport organisations such as airlines and tourism destinations
working for companies specialising in business tourism

Some of our graduates have launched their own travel agency businesses, while others work in a variety of management roles in hotels, and in consultancy roles for tourism research organisations.

CAREERS AND EMPLOYABILIY SERVICE

Our Careers and Employability Service is here to support you to achieve your full potential.

With a growing network of over 3,000 employers around the world and a team of experienced careers consultants, we provide you with a variety of opportunities to work and develop new skills. As a University of Westminster student, you’ll have access to our services throughout your studies and after you graduate.

We can help you:

  • find work placements, graduate jobs or voluntary experience related to your course
  • discover international opportunities to enhance your employability
  • write effective CVs and application forms
  • develop your interview and enterprise skills.

Different course options

Full time | Marylebone Campus | 1 year | 21-SEP-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

21-SEP-20

Modules

This module examines the use of marketing by tourism business and destinations, emphasis on the marketing mix, segmentation and the use of digital marketing for tourism communications.  The module also considers entrepreneurial practices and financial management in order to enhance your commercial awareness.  

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£8,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£13,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper second class honours degree (2:1) or a lower second class honours degree (2:2) and an essay. Exceptionally an applicant without these formal qualifications, but with considerable work experience in the tourism or related industries, may be accepted at the discretion of the Course Leader. Applicants with a lower second class honours degree (2:2) are required to submit an essay.

University information

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