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International Tourism and Hospitality Management, MA

Explore the world of tourism and hospitality with our Master’s in International Tourism and Hospitality Management. It’s ranked first in London for graduate prospects by the Complete University Guide.

According to the United Nations World Tourism Organisation, tourism accounted for 10% of global GDP in 2017, with more than 313 million people working in the industry. This Master's in International Tourism and Hospitality Management has been developed to meet the growing demand for professionals in the sector.

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 future roles as a manager, policymaker or consultant. 

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

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Duration

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

UK/international fees

2018/2019 fees

2019/2020 fees

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What you should know about this course

  • The course is ideal for careers in tourism and hospitality management or for setting up your own business.
  • It was 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.

This MA gave me vast knowledge of tourism on a global scale. The education I received at the university helped me to further my career goals in this rapidly growing industry.

- Kathryn Daff, MA International Tourism Management graduate

What you will study

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About the course team

Welcome to our Master's in International Tourism and Hospitality Management. We are an experienced team of academics and industry professionals with vast knowledge in the tourism, hospitality industry. Our teaching is informed by research and consultancy work.

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Entry requirements

If you are

You should have an undergraduate degree at 2:2 or above 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.

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

You can also read our admissions policy.

The University of Greenwich accepts a broad range of international qualifications for admission to our courses.

For detailed information on the academic and English language requirements, please find your country in our directory.

Alternatively, please contact us:

Available to overseas students?

Yes

Can I use prior learning?

For entry: Applicants with professional qualifications and/or four years of full-time work experience will be considered on an individual basis.

How you will learn

Teaching

In a typical week, learning takes place through a combination of lectures and seminars. You'll be able to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller group sessions. Contact hours may fall between 9am and 9pm, depending on your elective courses and tutorials.

Class sizes

The typical student intake per year is up to 20. Lectures are normally attended by 25-30, and seminars/tutorials by 15-30, based on our 2018 intake. This varies by module, particularly if they are shared between degrees.

Independent learning

Outside of timetabled sessions, you'll need to dedicate time to self-study to prepare for coursework, presentations and exams. Our Stockwell Street library and online resources will support your further reading and research. 

You can also join a range of student societies, including the Tourism Society.

Overall workload

Your overall workload consists of contact hours (lectures, seminars, etc), independent learning, and assessments. For full-time students, the workload should be roughly equivalent to a full-time job. For part-time students, this will reduce in proportion with the number of modules you are studying.

Assessment

Students will be assessed through:

  • examinations
  • a range of coursework
  • dissertation or a consultancy project.

Feedback summary

We aim to provide feedback on assignments and to release examination results within 15 working days.

Dates and timetables

Academic year:

  • September 2019 to June 2020.

Full teaching timetables are not usually available until term has started. For any queries, please call 020 8331 9000.

Fees and funding

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.

2018/2019 fees

Full-time (per year) Part-time (per 30 credits)
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2019/2020 fees

Full-time (per year) Part-time (per 30 credits)
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* For full fees information please visit our fees information pages.

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Accommodation costs

Whether you choose to live in halls of residence or rent privately, we can help you find what you’re looking for. We have dedicated accommodation for postgraduate students (Devonport House) available from just £160 per person per week, with bills included. If you require more space or facilities, these options are available at a slightly higher cost. Students based at the Medway Campus can also reside in student halls in Chatham or rent privately in the local area.

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There is a range of financial support available to support your studies. This includes postgraduate loans, international scholarships, and options for current students and alumni to continue studying at the university.

We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Financial support

Other costs

Further costs may include (but are not limited to):

  • Resources: you may need to purchase books for your studies, as well as specific computer software (estimate, £150 per year). Our Stockwell Street library offers an extensive range of books for loan, as well as access to journals and digital resources.
  • Memberships: applying for membership of a professional body may incur further costs. Details can be found on their websites.
  • Field Trips: you may need to contribute towards any trips required for your course (estimate, £300).

Careers and placements

Will I have a work placement?

Students are offered an optional placement with a tourism or hospitality business as part of the Internship and Consultancy Project module. You arrange the placement in an organisation of your choice. The university's placement department and the programme team will assist you in finding suitable organisations for placement.

How long is my placement?

The duration of the placement will be four to six weeks.

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

Careers in all aspects of the international tourism and hospitality industry are open to you, including leadership and managerial roles, business start-ups and consultancy.

Graduates go on to roles in major tourism and hospitality businesses, large hotel companies, government tourism agencies, major online and high street travel and tour agencies, international tourism organisations, tour operators, airlines, marketing, and cultural, heritage, festival and other specialist tourism operations.

Do you provide employability services?

Our Business School Employability team is committed to supporting your journey towards a rewarding graduate destination. We provide a professional service to empower you to achieve your potential and offer support for two years after graduation. Services include:

  • CV, cover letter, and application tips 
  • Interviews support
  • Careers fairs
  • Mentoring.

More about our careers services.

Support and advice

Academic skills and study support

Access study skills support through your tutor, our subject librarians, and our online academic skills centre.

Where appropriate, we provide support in academic English and mathematics. If you need support to use particular IT packages for a specific module, we provide training for this.

Support from the department

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

The teaching team also organise regular guest lectures featuring tourism and hospitality industry leaders, such as:

  • Visit Greenwich Policy makers
  • Social media marketing experts
  • International Tourism Strategy consultants
  • Marketing manager of Visit Britain.

As a Business School student you will be able to enter our Enterprise Challenge, which rewards student entrepreneurship and innovation. Previous winners have received significant prize money to develop their business ideas.

We hold Big Picture Seminars with senior executives from organisations including Northern Trust and Barclays are invited to pass on their insights and experience.

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