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International Tourism

This programme provides an understanding of the international tourism industry and an appreciation of the key issues affecting its continued development along with insights into the marketing and management issues impacting on the sector. Students interact with tourism industry practitioners and visiting international faculty and an international field trip forms an integral part of the course.

Entry requirements

Good honours (minimum 2.2) primary degree (Level 8 - National Qualifications Authority of Ireland) from a variety of disciplines including Economics, Geography, Sociology, Business Studies, Hotel Management, Languages, History, Anthropology, Marketing and others.

English Language Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of either prior successful completion of a degree qualification taught through the medium of English or meet one of the criteria below (no longer than two years prior to application):

Acceptable English Language qualifications include the following:

•Matriculation examinations from European countries where English is presented as a subject and an acceptable level is achieved

•Irish Leaving Certificate English –Ordinary Level Grade D or above

•TOEFL – 580 (paper based) or 90 (internet based)

•IELTS – Minimum score of 6.5 with no less than 6 in any one component.

•English Test for English and Academic Purposes (ETAPP) – Grade C1

•GCE 'O' level English Language/GCSE English Language – Grade C or above

•Cambridge Assessment English - Certificate of Proficiency in English - Grade C / Certificate in Advanced English Grade B

•GCE Examination Boards – Oxford Delegacy of Local Examinations – Grade C / Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate – School Certificate Pass 1-6 / University of London Entrance and School Examinations Council – School Certificate Pass 1-6

Results in examinations other than those listed above may also be accepted as meeting our English language requirements. Contact the International Education Division for advice

Duration

1 Year Full-time or 2 Years Part-time

Careers or further progression

Marketing Executives in Hotel Groups; Airline Executives; Travel Agency managers; Incoming Tour Operators; Third-level lecturing; Tourism Consultancy; Tour Guide Management; Tourism Facility Management; Managerial / project management roles in rural, regional and national tourism organisations.

Further enquiries

Course Director
Mary Wallace
Tel: +353 (0) 61 202693
Email: mary.wallace@ul.ie

Course Coordinator
Brid Henley
Tel: +353 (0) 61 202665
Email: brid.henley@ul.ie

Subjects taught

Autumn Semester
• Tourism Principles and Practice
• Economics of Tourism
• Tourism Services Marketing
• Management in Tourism Enterprises
• Research Methods 1

Spring Semester
• Economic Appraisal and Evaluation Techniques
• Strategic Marketing for Tourism
• International Tourism Trends
• Tourism Planning and Development
• Management in Tourism
• Enterprises Research Methods 2

Summer Semester
• Thesis A
• Thesis B

Comment

Provides an understanding of the international tourism industry and an appreciation of the key issues affecting its continued development along with insights into the marketing and management issues impacting on the sector. Students interact with tourism industry practitioners and visiting international faculty and an international field trip forms an integral part of the course.

Application date

Application Deadlines

Taught Programmes
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basies but specific programmes have individual closing dates which can be found on our on-line prospectus

Research Programmes
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis for research programmes. The applications for Research programmes are review each month by the Postgraduate Research Committee.

Enrolment and start dates

Start Date: 09/Sep/2019

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