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The MA Internship in International Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management offers students the opportunity to study core modules whilst enabling further academic preference towards either the tourism or hospitality and event management sector. There is a strong focus upon employability within the service sector industries throughout the course and the management abilities required to work succeed in this demanding and dynamic industry. From the successful completion of studying principles and practice in tourism, hospitality and events and personal management development, the student progresses onto a specific period of internship within industry. Appropriate work experience upon which reflective practice may be gathered in any four different, yet complementary forms of independent student learning exists - each reliant upon the individuals specific knowledge, personal interest and independent/professional career goal. The four forms of industrial practice are; a period of work placement within industry, the opportunity to mentor/shadow key personnel, contribution to a specific consultancy initiative or involvement within an active project management scheme. 

We have great links with a range of varied employers across the service sector, both within the UK and overseas. The School is a full member of the Institute of Travel and Tourism and enjoys all the benefits of cross industry participation and employability support and guidance for students. In addition to this, we remain affiliated to the Association of Tourism in Higher Education – a tourism led body that both informs the curriculum and future developments across tourism education today.

LEARNING ENVIRONMENT AND ASSESSMENT

Students will find the teaching and learning environment worthwhile and challenging. The learning environment is organised to ensure that key concepts, theories, and where appropriate, practices relevant to management in the tourism and hospitality industry form a central role in teaching and learning.

Throughout the programme students will engage in a range of learning activities including lectures, seminars, tourism management-related projects, presentations, group work and many more.

Assessment on each of the module(s) is designed to maximise the students’ learning in relation to subject-specific knowledge and personal ability to use problem-solving skills within a real working environment. Additional inter-personal skills include communication, teamwork and active learning shared with others. Assessment types include reports, essays, oral and multi-media presentations, debates and a management consultancy dissertation.

PROGRAMME AIMS

-Develop your ability to critically assess knowledge and understanding of tourism, hospitality and event management theory within a vocational context and improve business and management practices within the tourism, hospitality and event management industry

-Prepare and develop you for a career in tourism, hospitality and event management or a related occupation by developing professional and transferable skills

-Extend your applied and critical understanding of the management issues underpinning the study of hospitality, events and related areas


Visit the Internship in International Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management - MA page on the University of Central Lancashire website for more details!

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