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MRes in International Tourism and Hospitality Management

  • Study Type

    Full time & Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Business & Management

  • Start Date


  • Course Duration

    1 year full-time; 2 years part-time.

  • Course Type


  • Course Fees

    See our web site for more information (click on "Finance") website

  • Last Updated

    02 August 2017

Course content

Hospitality, travel and tourism generate 10% of global GDP and provide 277 million jobs (1 in 11 jobs) in the global economy. The ongoing growth of almost 4% out-performs growth in the majority of industry sectors – according to the World Travel and Tourism Council (2015).

The MSc in International Tourism and Hospitality Management has been developed in response to this rapidly growing market demand and is one of the first Masters of its kind offered by a Russell Group University in a globally recognised EQUIS accredited Business School.

The programme offers an international and intercultural experience preparing you for a career in the global marketplace.

You’ll have the opportunity to take up summer school opportunities with some of the Business School’s prestigious international partners including Kedge Business School (France), Zagreb School of Economics and Management (Croatia) and the University of Ljubljana – Faculty of Economics (Slovenia). You will also be able to gain international work experience during the winter break at one of the world’s most desired destinations, Dubai, a global city and business hub of the Middle East.

During semester two, you’ll have the option to undertake a field trip in locations such as South Africa, Dubai and other European countries and on completion of your first year you’ll be able to apply to work in some of the world’s leading employers, such as Marriott, IHG hotel group, Accor, Disney Resort Paris to name but a few.

Whatever options you select, you can be sure that our worldwide industry connections will enable you to study the hospitality industry from an entrepreneurial, international, operational and strategic management perspective. You will be taught by internationally acclaimed experts who use real life projects and case studies to ensure you leave Exeter with the best possible preparation for the next step in your career.

Study abroad and gain a second Masters qualification

The double degree option enables you to gain a second Masters qualification by studying for a year with one of our prestigious partner universities. For more information on this and other postgraduate study abroad opportunities, visit the Business School’s Study Abroad webpages. (http://business-school.exeter.ac.uk/programmes/postgraduate/studyabroad/)

Programme structure

During the programme you will study modules (including the dissertation) totalling 180 credits. Please note that programme structures may be subject to change. Descriptions of the individual modules are given in full on the Business School postgraduate module list http://business-school.exeter.ac.uk/programmes/postgraduate/modules/ .

Compulsory modules

Recent examples of compulsory modules are as follows; Managing People; Research Methods; Marketing; Work Based Project and Hospitality Sociology and Economic Framework

Optional modules

Optional modules will be available under different pathways, some recent examples are as follows;

*Marketing pathway; E-Business; Environmental Purchasing; Critical Marketing; Supply Chain Management; Google Module and Study Field Trip

*Human resource management pathway; Employment Relationships and Law; International Marketing and Financial Analysis; Purchasing and International HRM and Study Field Trip

*Strategic and operational pathway; Logistics Purchasing; Multisite Operations Management and Logistics; Strategic Purchasing; Critical Marketing and Study Field Trip

*Events management pathway; Events Management; The Business of Events and Study Field Trip

*Tourism pathway; Tourism Business: Management Impacts and Evaluation; International Tourism Management and Development;

*Sustainable Tourism Management; Tourist Behaviours; Tourism, Policy and Strategy and Study Field Trip


Our Master’s programmes are designed to prepare you for a successful career, wherever in the world you plan to work. Employers expect advanced communication and technical skills, team-working and independent research, project-management and the very latest specialist knowledge from their postgraduate recruits.

An MSc in International Tourism and Hospitality Management will enable you to develop the tourism, management and professional skills and subject expertise that will make you a valuable asset from day one of your career.

Careers in International Tourism and Hospitality Management

An MSc in International Tourism and Hospitality Management, with its emphasis on data analysis, strategy and sustainable and global thinking, prepares you to be a leader in international tourism and to develop a career in a variety of roles, including:

Hotel manager
Tourism officer
Tourism consultant
Marketing executive
Property analyst

Potential employers include international hotel chains such as Hilton, Holiday Inn, Radisson; smaller boutique hotels and eco-resorts; tourism authorities; government advisory boards; Destination Management Organisations (DMOs); National Parks and Business Improvement Districts (BIDs). Increasingly, most employers in this area expect post holders to become involved with economic development, strategic planning and regeneration issues. The private sector, which includes private heritage sites, visitor attractions and leisure and conference companies, also provides a wide range of employment opportunities.

Visit the MRes in International Tourism and Hospitality Management page on the University of Exeter website for more details!






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