This course develops professional and management expertise in tourism. It is suitable for people who work or want to work in the industry, or come from other backgrounds.
The international tourism industry is growing rapidly and covers a diverse range of areas.
* tourist boards
* tour operators
* visitor attractions
* destination marketing organisations.
This growth has created many career opportunities for qualified managers with knowledge of the industry. On this course you increase your knowledge and understanding of the international tourism industry and management issues by
* analysing the external and internal business environment
* learning to predict global trends
* examining the different types of tourist organisations
* developing an integrated approach to managing international tourism
* considering the international tourism industry environment
* studying the political, social and economic influences
* exploring areas such as government tourism policy and planning, marketing and consumer behaviour
* developing the research and problem-solving skills you need for study at masters level and for your future career
You study tourism development and explore the link between various elements of diverse tourism environments, such as the different social, environment and political impacts of tourism development in different countries. You also examine the increasingly global reach tourism in tourism and globalisation.
There are many and varied opportunities in the leisure and tourism industries from large multinational companies to small family businesses.
* national tourist organisations
* visitor attractions
* resort management
* international tour operators
* government agencies.
* sector industry analysis
* tourism policy and planning
* managing people
Semester two core modules
* tourism and globalisation
* tourist destination management and marketing
* research consultancy project
* research methods
Semester two options
* corporate social responsibility in tourism and hospitality
* research sustainable tourism
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.
This course is accredited by the Tourism Management Institute, which is the leading professional body for destination managers.