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Our School of Hospitality and Tourism Management offers a fresh, dynamic outlook, unsurpassed industry connections, a leading international reputation and a remarkable track record in graduate employment.
This programme is distinctive in its strong focus on understanding the challenges and processes associated with the development of tourist destinations world-wide.
The MSc International Tourism Development programme is specifically designed for those with a particular interest in developing tourism in a sustainable way within a local, regional or national economy.
With an emphasis on both the theoretical and applied aspects of tourism planning and development, you will explore conceptual and practical issues facing the public and private sectors when dealing with the development of tourism.
The programme explores a wide variety of tourism development situations, drawing on our longstanding expertise in the sector.
Graduates often pursue careers in fields such as policy-making, strategic planning and development in local and national government, or tourism consultancy.
This programme is studied full-time over one academic year. It consists of eight taught modules and a dissertation.
The following modules are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication. Please note that not all modules described are compulsory and may be subject to teaching availability and/or student demand.
The programme is designed for those with a particular interest in the issues, problems and processes associated with the planning and development of tourist destinations.
The emphasis of the programme is on both the theoretical and applied aspects of tourism planning and development. The programme provides coverage of both the conceptual and practical issues and problems facing the public and private sectors dealing with the development of tourism in a wide variety of situations.
It provides a basis relevant to a career in tourism development in the public or private sectors. The programme draws on the stimulus of the School’s recent research activities, and takes an integrated approach to the relationships between the various components of the programme.
The programme also provides students with opportunities to work directly with industry partners through not only guest lectures, but also on a real tourism project through the Applied Dissertation initiative and during fieldtrips. The programme provides students with the basis for developing their own approach to learning and personal development.
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We often give our students the opportunity to acquire international experience during their degrees by taking advantage of our exchange agreements with overseas universities.
In addition to the hugely enjoyable and satisfying experience, time spent abroad adds a distinctive element to your CV.
Learn more about opportunities that might be available for this particular programme by using our student exchanges search tool.
There are associated costs with this programme:
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Please note these fees are for the academic year 2017/2018 only. Annual fees will rise by four per cent (rounded up to the nearest £100) for each year of study.