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MSc International Tourism Management

  • Full time available
  • Please contact for details
  • September, January
  • January start – typically 15 months, September start – typically 12 months
  • MSc

Course Description

Suitable for both those with a tourism background and those who want to move into the sector, this course develops your professional and management expertise in global tourism industry. You are taught by internationally acclaimed experts who use real life projects and case studies to prepare you for the next step in your career.

• Develop the skills to meet a global demand for well-qualified employees in tourism.
• Study a wide range of modules, including policy and planning, and destination marketing.
• Work on real-life projects to gain experience for your portfolio.
• Benefit from the insights of an internationally acclaimed and experienced lecturing team.

Tourism has experienced continued expansion and diversification, becoming one of the largest and fastest growing economic sectors in the world. According to UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO, 2014) the worldwide international tourist arrivals are expected to see a 3.3% increase a year between 2010 and 2030, and reach 1.8 billion by 2030, with emerging destinations growing at the fastest rate.

This creates many career opportunities for qualified managers in the hospitality and tourism industries in both developed and developing countries. The MSc International Tourism Management is designed to prepare graduates for management and senior management positions in a complex and dynamic industry.

The course helps you to start or develop a career in the international tourism industry. You build a strong theoretical and practical foundation by studying both business management and tourism modules.

You learn to apply and critically challenge your understanding of the industries in practical contexts, particularly in the work-related learning module and during your industry placement. You also critically examine the sustainability of the international tourism industry. Throughout the course enhance your employability skills, such as communications and team-working, which are vital for rapid career development.

The placement option offers you an additional opportunity to develop your practical skills, either in the UK or abroad. We help you gain a placement by running employability workshops and have dedicated placement team to support you. Placement opportunities exist in organisations such as • the Ritz-Carlton Hotel • Martins Food Ltd • Gleneagles Hotel and Resort • Wanlin Dance School • the World Duty Free Group.

You graduate with the skills and knowledge to plan, manage and promote products, services, businesses and destinations in the international tourism industry in a competitive and sustainable manner.

The course is based on the following principles
• excellent student experience
• business engagement and employability – through the work-related learning module and the industry mentor scheme
• flexibility – through option modules and the bespoke work-related learning module


• essays • management projects • problem solving exercises • group work • dissertation

Visit the MSc International Tourism Management page on the Sheffield Hallam University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Normally an honours degree or recognised equivalent qualificationWe welcome enquiries from those who have substantial management experience but who do not have the normal entry requirements. We may invite you for an interview to discuss your particular background, experience and qualifications. If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS 6.0 score with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills or equivalent. If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 6.0 or equivalent we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.

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