Postgraduate - taught prospectus

International Tourism and Hospitality Management, MA

Explore the world of tourism, hospitality and events with our master’s in International Tourism and Hospitality Management. Ranked first in London for graduate prospects.

Why study this at Greenwich?

  • Ideal for careers in tourism and hospitality management or setting up your own business.
  • Designed with insight from leading hospitality and tourism businesses, including Marriott Hotels and Merlin Entertainment.
  • Our hospitality, events management, and tourism subjects are ranked first for graduate prospects in London (Complete University Guide 2019).
  • Study in London at a World Heritage Site, which attracts tourists from all over the world.

Department

Marketing, Events & Tourism

Location

Attendance

  • 1 years full-time
  • 2 years part-time

Become a Tourism and Hospitality professional

This master's in International Tourism and Hospitality Management gives you the opportunity to gain knowledge and experience of the tourism and hospitality industry.

It was designed in consultation with senior managers of leading hospitality and tourism businesses such as Marriott Hotels, Merlin Entertainment, TCS World Travel, and Interstate Hotels.

The course will develop your business and professional skills in the tourism and hospitality management, enabling you to set up and manage your own tourism and hospitality business.

You'll learn in detail about strategic management, marketing, sales management, entrepreneurship, financial planning, human resource management, governance and policy. By developing a strategic and managerial perspective of tourism and hospitality, you'll be well-suited to roles as a manager, policy-maker or consultant.

Study in London

You'll be taught by our experienced and highly qualified academics, who are active researchers and consultants in global tourism and hospitality.

We host regular guest lectures featuring tourism and hospitality industry leaders. These have included policy managers from Visit Greenwich, the Marketing Manager of Visit Britain, social media marketing experts, and international tourism strategy consultants.

Field visits to visitor attractions, tourism and hospitality businesses and tourist destinations are organised as part of the modules from time to time.

As part of your degree, you will qualify for free membership of the Institute of Hospitality. This provides opportunities for networking and mentoring with industry professionals and taking part in its annual event.

Rankings

Our hospitality, events management, and tourism subjects are ranked:

  • First in London for graduate prospects in Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation and Tourism subjects (Complete University Guide 2019)
  • Fourth in London for course satisfaction in Hospitality, Events Management and Tourism subjects (Guardian University Guide 2019)
  • Top 6 in London for satisfaction with teaching in Hospitality, Events Management and Tourism subjects (Guardian University Guide 2019).

Outcomes

This degree will help you to:

  • Learn about the political, economic and social frameworks within which international tourism and hospitality management takes place
  • Evaluate tools and techniques used for developing and managing visitors and tourism in a range of destinations
  • Develop your analytical, practical and business skills to set up and manage tourism and hospitality businesses
  • Discuss the role of tourism as an agent for cultural change and understanding
  • Develop your strategic perspective and management skills for the tourism and hospitality industry.

What you will study

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Entry requirements

You should have a good quality relevant degree from a recognised university or higher education institute, or a postgraduate diploma in an appropriate area.

Mature applicants without an undergraduate degree but with relevant business experience are encouraged to apply, subject to interview.

If you were educated in a language other than English and/or in a country where English speakers are in a minority, you should have a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent.

If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK, your score must be from a UK Visas and Immigration approved IELTS test.

Alternatively, students with an overall IELTS of 5.0 or 5.5 can study our Pre-Sessional English language programme prior to degree studies.

Applicants from a UK educational background:

For more information, contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

Applicants from a non-UK educational background:

For more information, contact international@gre.ac.uk or +44 20 8331 8136.

Fees and finance

Your time at university should be enjoyable, rewarding, and free of unnecessary stress. Planning your finances before you come to university can help to reduce financial concerns. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

Fees information International fees

Funding your study

There is a range of financial support options available to support your studies, including the Aspire@Greenwich award for study resources that many full-time students will receive.

Discover more about grants, student loans, bursaries and scholarships. We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Financial support

Other costs

If there are any field trips, students may need to pay their travel costs.

Additional information

Assessment

You will be assessed through various means, which may include:

  • In-class examinations
  • Essays
  • Reports
  • Consultancy plans
  • Presentations
  • Fieldwork reports
  • Portfolios.

Careers

Careers in all aspects of the international tourism industry are open to you, including government tourism agencies, international tourism organisations, tour operators, airlines, marketing, and cultural, heritage, festival and other specialist tourism operations.

Employability

You can reach out to top employers through our dedicated Business School Employability Office. The team focuses on developing your employment skills through CV support, interview skills workshops and guidance through mentors to progress in the industry. This includes the opportunity to network with employers and recruiters at career fairs.

Extracurricular activities

The Tourism Society provides an additional forum for students to meet and discuss current trends with faculty and guest speakers.

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