Focusing on the fast paced and rapidly changing international tourism industry, our Masters programme provides modern management skills and the specialist knowledge of international developments in the travel and tourism sectors to promote successful management careers in the tourism industry.
The international tourism sector is constantly changing with advances in destination management, heritage, place image, sustainability, events, sports and consumption. To stay ahead, organisations require innovative leaders who can manage industry change.
You will advance your knowledge in destination management and customer focused service as well as examining events and heritage management.
This course is supported by The Moffat Centre which is the UK’s largest university-based consultancy and research centre for tourism and travel market research and business development.
This course can also be taken in JANUARY 2017, and in SEPTEMBER 2017 (as a part time option) - please view the respective web-pages for more information.
The Tourism Management Institute (TMI) is the professional body for destination management practitioners, with members drawn from all levels of the private and public sectors: national, regional, sub regional and local. As the destination management section of the Tourism Society, TMI seeks to support professional development within the sector, for potential entrants as well as existing practitioners.
Assessment and recognition by TMI means that students can be confident the course will provide them with knowledge, understanding, skills and experience which will fully prepare them for a career in tourism destination management.
Teaching and Research
We are committed to equipping our graduates to meet the challenges of an increasingly globalised, knowledge-based economy, ensuring they are best placed to achieve employment.
The Events, Sport and Tourism team consists of lecturers and active researchers who publish in academic journals and contribute chapters to edited book volumes in their particular field of study. The programmes are driven by the view that there are important distinctions pertaining to the future directions of the events, sport and tourism industries in Scotland, the UK and around the world.
Our students also benefit from guest lectures by industry experts and field trips.
This programme explores a dynamic area of enterprise and enterprise development and provides our graduates with varied opportunities and prospects for developing a future in management in the international arena of tourism.