Tourism is one of the world's fastest growing industries. The programme examines tourism management for public and private enterprise and is recognised worldwide for international employment. The MSc Programme in Tourism Management is suited to graduates with any degree who wish to convert to studies in this field.
Ulster University is ranked in the top 5 UK universities for hospitality, leisure, recreation and tourism in The Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019 (The Times/Sunday Times, 2018).
The delivery has been designed to reflect the specialist nature of the programme, with dedicated three day blocks for each module.
The MSc in International Tourism Management is intended for those with a passion for the wider tourism industry. It is designed for tourism managers and those who would see their career in tourism. The International Tourism Industry is one of the world's major growth areas. The industry is vast and covers a diverse range of activities from Tourism Planning and Development at local and national level, creating and marketing tourist packages and the operation hotels and restaurants. The qualification is recognised worldwide for International Employment.
The course examines tourism management from the point of view of both the commercial private sector business and the public non-business perspective (tourism products and experiences), and is underpinned by understanding key principles of tourism. It will equip you for working at the level of individual enterprises, across the different sectors of the tourism industry, including its public sector in tourism development and promotion to managers within tour operations and destination management. The programme is vocationally relevant and academically challenging, this course is for current employees seeking to up-skill and move into management positions across the tourism sector, as well as providing graduates with all the competencies and qualities needed for employment and career growth as tourism managers.
Teaching and learning assessment
A range of teaching and learning methods will be employed to develop learning through block delivery with the use of On-Line Learning for dissemination of teaching and learning materials. A range of teaching methods will be employed, including traditional lectures, case studies, business simulation gaming, one-to-one tutor sessions, videos,
We also arrange a number of field trips to hospitality and tourism venues and have a number of guest speakers from Industry
Assessment include written essays, short synopsis, reviews and peer reviews, case studies, objective tests, business reports, computer modelling, individual and group presentations. There are no formal examinations.
Institute of Hospitality (IoH)
Accredited by the Institute of Hospitality that academic, vocational and professional standards achieved are appropriate and programme content and delivery meet international Institute of Hospitality benchmark standards.