International Tourism Management

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Local:$ 5.36 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 10.7 k / Year(s)  
801–1000 place StudyQA ranking:5056 Duration:12 months

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Why choose this course?

· International staff expertise, reputation and proven track record of `world-leading´ research

· Flexible blended and innovative online learning delivery across units

· Research informed teaching and learning

· Critical thinking and a strong trans-disciplinary approach

· Strong emphasis on sustainability and an `ethical´ conscience

· Extensive industry links ensuring the development of `real-life´ applicable research and practical skills development

· Strong postgraduate research student population

· Vibrant international and multicultural postgraduate student community

· Extensive cross-faculty teaching and partnerships

· A new university-designated Institute for Research in Tourism

Career opportunities

· Policy-direction in government sector tourism planning / management; Market development in corporative tourism; Third sector work in local / regional / national / trans-national areas of public culture / public nature / heritage which have interface with tourism;

· Tertiary sector education in `Tourism Management´ / `Tourism Studies´;

· Culturally-appropriate tourism management;

· Environmentally-responsible tourism management;

· Consultancy (research) work in tourism and `culture´ / `the environment´ / `development´.

· Or become entrepreneurs.

· Academic career

Units covered

Core units: Contemporary Issues in Tourism; Research Philosophies and Principles; International Tourism Development; Strategic Tourism Management; Research Practice in Tourism; Tourism Marketing and Dissertation.

Options include: Event Tourism; Worldmaking: tourism and globalisation; Stewardship, Tourism and Environment; Sport Tourism; Sport and Leisure Provision; Consuming Sport.


The programme´s assessment strategy underscores the course team´s concern with the sorts of critical understandings which are increasingly required in global tourism, today. It places a premium upon research competency and upon independent thinking. It also helps register the fact that a transdisciplinary programme like this one obliges the student to undertake a significant amount of reading in order to come to terms with the myriad of different stakeholders that are routinely active on or in connection with international tourism ventures and projects. Students are therefore expected to have strong reading, writing, presentation skills in English and the ability to understand global tourism in its wide business, political and philosophical multidimensionality.

There will be a range of assessment methods on the programme that permit students to reflect their strengths and address their weaknesses. Each unit will be assessed separately, using different mixes of assessment including: individual and group presentations and reports, e-portfolios, blogs, essays, and exams. Coursework methods will include case study analyses, writing reports, planning and review exercises, research, presentations and group work - all typical activities that a tourism manager would be expected to undertake. Assessment methods have been selected to support the development of tourism management and research skills and knowledge, whilst satisfying unit and course learning outcomes.

Students will undertake a 20,000 word dissertation.

UK StudentsStudents from the UK will normally need at least a Second Class Honours degree (above 2:2), or equivalent. Students from the European Union and International studentsStudents whose previous education has not been delivered through the medium of the English language are required to demonstrate proficiency in English by the presentation of original certificates as follows:Overall score of 6.5 in IELTS with a minimum score of 6 in each of the components of speaking, listening, writing and reading. Therefore overall scores will be:IELTS 6.5TOEFL 580 [paper] OEFL 235 [computer]Cambridge CPE C, Cambridge CAE Cor Bedfordshire test (TELAS) grade 2 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) 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. Work Experience At least 2 year(s) of work experience is required.
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