Course overview

This course reviews a range of key issues, challenges and developments in tourism management, with particular focus on the relationships between tourism and the wider economic, environmental and socio-cultural context.

What you will learn

We are one of the top universities in the world for the study of tourism and hospitality, 10th in the world for hospitality and leisure management according to the QS University Rankings 2019 and 2nd in the UK (10th in the world) for hospitality and tourism management according to the Shanghai Rankings of Academic Subjects 2019. This Master’s reviews a range of key issues, challenges and developments in tourism management, with particular focus on the relationships between tourism and the wider economic, environmental and socio-cultural context. It is a conversion course – meaning it is intended for students who have not studied the subject previously – and is ideal for graduates who would like to change subjects or career direction. The course aims to develop your management, research and analytical skills to allow you to operate at a high level within this dynamic industry. During your studies, you'll meet industry experts, with the opportunity to take a professional placement, network and share knowledge and experience whilst learning in a structured environment. The course also offers a unique opportunity to mix with a diverse range of nationalities, allowing you to increase your inter-cultural competence. This is vital to tourism management in an increasingly globalised world. Thus, the course prepares graduates to develop within a variety of potential career paths. You also have the option to take a 30 week placement working with a tourism employer or undertake a semester abroad as part of your course. You can study in a range of countries worldwide at the end of the taught component of your Master’s degree. This course is delivered by staff who are actively involved in research and consultancy, ensuring that the curriculum and discussions are informed by cutting edge knowledge and practice. Our team includes Professor Adam Blake, who specialises in economic aspects of tourism development, Professor Adele Ladkin, who is a leading researcher on labour and employment in tourism and hospitality, and Professor Dimitrios Buhalis who is a known expert of strategic marketing and the use of technology in tourism.

Course details

Who is the course for?

This course is for those who: - Have a real passion for the Tourism industry - Love working in a multi-cultural, internationally diverse, customer driven environment - Are keen to learn about how the industry works and cutting edge thinking and practice - Have the motivation to undertake an academically challenging, well focused and enjoyable postgraduate course. As a Tourism Management graduate, you will be prepared to undertake roles such as: Tourism Marketing Manager Lodging Manager Tour Operator Manager Customer Service Manager Hotel Manager.
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