Course Overview - International Tourism Management MSc
**Why choose this course**
What is it that motivates people to travel and what are their expectations? How can we manage tourism in a way that benefits all stakeholders?
These are the kinds of questions you’ll be considering as you learn about what it takes to become a manager within the international tourism industry.
We are ranked:
-1st in the UK by the Complete University Guide 2024 for tourism, transport, travel and heritage studies
-1st in the UK and 2nd globally in the Shanghai Ranking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2022 for hospitalit...
**Why choose this course**<br/>What is it that motivates people to travel and what are their expectations? How can we manage tourism in a way that benefits all stakeholders?<br/><br/>These are the kinds of questions you’ll be considering as you learn about what it takes to become a manager within the international tourism industry.<br/><br/>We are ranked:<br/><br/>-1st in the UK by the Complete University Guide 2024 for tourism, transport, travel and heritage studies<br/>-1st in the UK and 2nd globally in the Shanghai Ranking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2022 for hospitality and tourism management<br/>-1st in the UK and 15th in the world for hospitality and leisure management in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023.<br/><br/>Typically, as a student on our International Tourism Management MSc, you wont have a tourism background at an undergraduate level but you’ll be in great hands as you train to make your mark in this sector. You’ll also benefit from our distinguished track record for graduate employability and our excellent industry connections.<br/><br/>If you are interested in studying on a fully online course, then explore our International Hospitality Management with Digital Innovation MSc.<br/><br/>**What you will study**<br/>Originally established in 1972, our MSc is one of the longest-established university courses of its type in the world, promising you pioneering research as well as a strong focus on forward-thinking ideas and innovation. Our programme is designed to provide students with a unique learning experience that combines theoretical knowledge with practical skills, preparing them for success in the dynamic field of tourism management.<br/><br/>Taking a broad view of international tourism management, you’ll get to know and understand the various global challenges (e.g. climate change, sustainability, overtourism, consumer behaviour change, digitalisation, safety and security concerns) that modern tourism managers and other professionals are likely to face.<br/><br/>We will equip you with essential, evaluative decision-making skills, we’ll also nurture your academic abilities while inspiring and encouraging the skills (e.g. leadership, communication, problem-solving, cultural awareness, sustainability, digital) and characteristics you need to become an accomplished tourism professional.<br/><br/>We also support your professional development with a practical focus on up-to-the-minute managerial and strategic issues within tourism, giving you a competitive edge with prospective employers.<br/><br/>We regularly invite high-profile guest speakers from the tourism industry to deliver industry-led presentations to our students. These speakers provide valuable insights into the latest trends and developments in the industry, helping our students stay up-to-date and competitive in the job market.<br/><br/>We also regularly organise field trips for our students to visit tourist attractions, companies, and other relevant sites. These trips provide students with hands-on learning experiences, allowing them to apply what theyve learned in the classroom to real-world settings and gain a deeper understanding of the tourism industry.