According to the United Nations World Tourism Organisation, tourism accounted for 10% of global GDP in 2017, with more than 313 million people working in the industry. This Master’s in International Tourism and Hospitality Management has been developed to meet the growing demand for professionals in the sector.
You’ll learn in detail about strategic management, marketing, sales management, entrepreneurship, financial planning, human resource management, governance and policy. By developing a strategic and managerial perspective of tourism and hospitality, you’ll be well-suited to future roles as a manager, policymaker or consultant.
The course will develop your skills in tourism and hospitality management, enabling you to set up and manage your own tourism and hospitality business. It’s ranked second in London for graduate prospects by the Complete University Guide.
What you should know about this course
What you will study
Students are required to study the following compulsory modules.
- Entrepreneurship and Innovation (15 credits)
- Tourism and Hospitality Operations (15 credits)
- Tourism, Hospitality and Society (15 credits)
- Strategy and Human Resource Management for Tourism and Hospitality (15 credits)
- Tourism Policy and Governance (15 credits)
- Tourism and Hospitality Scholarship
- Current Themes in Hospitality and Tourism (15 credits)
- Strategic Financial Planning (15 credits)
- Marketing and Sales Management for Tourism and Hospitality (15 credits)
- Research Methods (15 credits)
Students are required to choose 1 module from this list of options.
- Dissertation (45 credits)
- Internship and Consultancy Project (45 credits)
How you will learn
In a typical week, learning takes place through a combination of lectures and seminars. You’ll be able to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller group sessions. Contact hours may fall between 9am and 9pm, depending on your elective courses and tutorials.
The typical student intake per year is up to 20. Lectures are normally attended by 25-30, and seminars/tutorials by 15-30, based on our 2018 intake. This varies by module, particularly if they are shared between degrees.
Outside of timetabled sessions, you’ll need to dedicate time to self-study to prepare for coursework, presentations and exams. Our Stockwell Street library and online resources will support your further reading and research.
You can also join a range of student societies, including the Tourism Society.
Your overall workload consists of contact hours (lectures, seminars, etc), independent learning, and assessments. For full-time students, the workload should be roughly equivalent to a full-time job. For part-time students, this will reduce in proportion with the number of modules you are studying.
Students will be assessed through:
- a range of coursework
- dissertation or a consultancy project.
We aim to provide feedback on assignments and to release examination results within 15 working days.
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