Tourism and Events MSc (CID916)




University of Sunderland

Tourism and Events MSc

Course overview 

An MSc is an internationally respected qualification. In one year you will develop a strategic understanding of all aspects of tourism and events management.

This Masters course brings together a social science approach to tourism and events with the development of job-related skills and employability. You’ll complete theoretical modules ‘Tourism Concepts and Issues’ and ‘Critical Theories and Methods for Tourism’, and in the final phase of the course you’ll complete a major project personal to your interests and career aspirations.


Why us?

  • Ranked fourth in the UK for hospitality, event management and tourism, according to The Guardian University Guide 2015
  • Teaching enriched by ‘world leading' research in Tourism – Latest Research Excellence Framework (REF)
  • An experienced tourism officer can earn up to £40,000, with an experienced events organiser earning in the range of £50,000 to £70,000
  • The University of Sunderland is a member of the Institute of Hospitality's Education Membership Scheme
  • Local, national and international field visits
  • Guest speakers from industry and world renowned academics

Modular structure

You will be taught by passionate academics who produce world-leading research. A typical week for you will include lectures, seminars, study visits and group work. These are supported by a range of guest speakers from diverse academic and industry backgrounds.

Compared to an undergraduate course, you will find that this Masters course requires a higher level of independent working. Your progress will be assessed by essays, exams, presentations, portfolios of evidence and a dissertation.

Year 1:

  • Tourism Concepts and Issues (30 credits)
  • Critical Theories and Methods for Tourism, Hospitality and Events (30 credits)
  • Events Management Studies (30 credits)
  • Current Practices in Tourism, Hospitality and Events (30 credits)
  • Tourism and Events Major Project (60 credits)

Fees and funding

The annual fee for this course is:

  • £4,750 if you are from the UK/EU

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