International Sustainable Tourism Management

Study mode:Part-time Languages: English Duration:18 months
Local:$ 9.68k / 1 Academic year(s) Foreign:$ 14.6k / 1 Academic year(s) Deadline: Jan 15, 2022
StudyQA ranking:3484

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In the 21st century sustainability and social and corporate responsibility have increasingly moved to the centre of the practices of tourism in a wide variety of ways. This is a reflection of tourism's growth and it's ability to bring both pleasures and problems to destinations and some of the people of destinations. This course draws on best practices within the broad realm of tourism business, policy and research to develop a critical understanding of the relationships between tourism and sustainable development in a wide variety of geographical regions of the world.

Effective planning and policy making for international tourism, and for the management of environmental, socio-cultural and economic consequences, requires well qualified managers with a broad and deep understanding of global business activity and of the conceptual and applied issues involving tourism and sustainability issues. Sustainability represents an increasingly influential facet of tourism business, tourism planning, development and management, encompassing all sectors of the industry. This course addresses tourism's potential to be compatible with the achievement of a range of objectives, including developing sustainable organisations, urban and rural regeneration, community based wildlife conservation, and diversifying benefits from international and domestic tourism. In doing so, it facilitates the development of skills and techniques to develop tourism policies and practices in a global setting and to manage tourism development and enterprises in the direction of more sustainable practice.

Through an examination of best practices, problem solving, field work, and other approaches, the course aims to broaden the horizons of what is possible in terms of how tourism may be organised in more sustainable terms of what the UN World Tourism Organizaition term a 'quadruple bottom line'.

The course is aimed at those who are wishing to enter a career, or further develop an existing career, in the broad tourism industry. It will also benefit those wishing to develop tourism expertise in complementary areas such as conservation and wildlife management, rural development, urban and cultural tourism management, community tourism development, and more.

Module guide
Core modules: PG Cert

* Critical Issues in Tourism
* International Business Environment
* Sustainable Tourism Management

Core modules: PG Dip

* Cultural and Urban Tourism
* Ecotourism and Nature Tourism
* Management Theory into Management Practice: Global Perspectives
* Research Methods for Managers in an International Context

Core modules: MA

* Major Project

Optional modules

* Consultancy Skills
* Event Management

Assessment
Modules are assessed using assignments, group and individual presentations, project and portfolio work, essays and field work.
Teaching will include a wide range of approaches, including lectures, seminars, videos and case studies, as well as independent fieldwork. Increasingly, the emphasis will be on self-direction, critical reflection and exposure to situations where you can evidence learning through presentations, seminar delivery, group work, interactive discussion groups and video-type interventions. You will be encouraged to apply knowledge, show initiative and develop a critical awareness of current tourism-management situations, problems and potential solutions in unpredictable environments.

Normally 2:2 or equivalent. . Holders of other awards, including those from non-UK universities will be considered on the equivalence of their qualifications. No subject specific requirements. Candidates who do not possess usual entry criteria, but can demonstrate appropriate relevant experience in a post of management or professional responsibility in Tourism or a related field (e.g. sustainable management in business enterprises, local authority, science organisation, wildlife or conservation management, or with relevant Non Governmental Organisations) may be admitted if, in the opinion of the admissions tutor, they are capable of profiting from and contributing to the pathway. Requests for admission via AP(E)L will be managed via standard university procedures. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 CAE score: (read more) Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever. 60 (Grade C) TOEFL paper-based test score : 600 TOEFL iBT® test: 100 IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.
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