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MSc International Tourism Management

Swansea University
Program overview
1-2 years
Full time/part time
Master's degree
Start dates
Swansea
September 2022

Swansea
September 2023

Swansea
September 2024

Program description

MSc International Tourism Management

Are you interested in a career in tourism where you can help build a more sustainable future for all?

If you want to develop the advanced knowledge and skills to make vital decisions that influence the future of the tourism industry locally and internationally, our MSc International Tourism Management is perfect for you.

The travel and tourism sector continues to grow faster than the overall economy. In addition to the fiscal benefits it offers, tourism can also contribute to environmental improvements and enhanced quality of life. At the same time, tourism is also increasingly associated with a variety of economic, sociocultural and environmental challenges.

Founded on the principles underpinning the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals, Swansea University’s MSc in International Tourism Management will equip you with the skills and insights needed to critically evaluate the future of the tourism industry, whether in the UK or overseas. Blending key concepts from business, management and the social sciences, and examples from across the globe, you’ll leave prepared to advocate for more responsible forms of tourism at the local, national and global level.

You will also experience local and overseas destinations through a series of field visits, including an international Tourism Study Tour designed to help you understand the complexities and requirements of managing a tourism destination or enterprise.

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Admission requirements

Students must attain a 2:1 (or overseas equivalent) in an undergraduate degree in a tourism (eg: tourism management, travel and tourism, leisure studies), social science (eg: geography) or business related subject (eg: business management, business studies, marketing, entrepreneurship, economics).

We consider all applications on their merits and will look at each individual case before making an offer so students who fall slightly short of the entry criteria should still apply to the School of Management.

Non-native English speakers must achieve an IELTS score of 6.5 overall with no component less than 5.5.

Swansea University English Language Training

Swansea University's English Language Training services offer a variety of English courses including pre-sessionals, year round English, exam preparation and short courses. If you hold an offer from Swansea University you are able to take the Swansea English Language Test (SWELT) to fulfil your English language entry requirement. This is a 3 hour test which includes Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking.

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Program content

MSc (Full-time)

Year 1 - Compulsory Modules

  • International Tourism Business
  • Marketing Tourism Experiences
  • Tourism Planning and Policy
  • The Global Context of Tourism
  • Tourism Study Tour
  • Research Methods for Marketing and Tourism
  • Critical Tourism Theory
  • Digital Tourism

Optional Modules

  • Tourism Dissertation
  • Tourism Work Placement

MSc (Part-time)

Year 1 - Compulsory Modules

  • International Tourism Business
  • The Global Context of Tourism
  • Critical Tourism Theory
  • Digital Tourism

Year 2 - Compulsory Modules

  • Marketing Tourism Experiences
  • Tourism Planning and Policy
  • Tourism Study Tour
  • Research Methods for Marketing and Tourism

Optional Modules

  • Tourism Dissertation
  • Tourism Work Placement

Scholarships & funding

International Excellence Scholarships are available to both Undergraduate and Postgraduate students. Other scholarships are available, please see our website for more information including eligibility criteria and closing dates.

Tuition fees

The full tuition fees for UK and international students vary, please see our website for more details

Career opportunities

We have an excellent track record in helping our students gain rewarding positions in organisations of all sizes, from small businesses to large corporations, both locally and globally. Whether your target is Merlin Entertainment, TUI Group, Hilton Worldwide or Marriott International this degree makes you a strong candidate for any potential employer.

Your next step could lie in any of these roles:

  • Tourism Director
  • Destination Marketer
  • Accommodation or Event Manager
  • Tourism Researcher or Consultant

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Swansea University

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Swansea University

Singleton Park
SA2 8PP Swansea
United Kingdom

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