Masters degrees in Tourism train postgraduates to understand the impact and development of the tourism industries, including their management and economic impact.
Course range from taught MA and MSc degrees, to research oriented MRes and MPhil programmes. Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree, and relevant work experience in some cases.
Why study a Masters in Tourism?
As travel becomes accessible to more social and cultural groups, the tourism industry is developing to cater to offer new opportunities and experiences.
A Masters in Tourism will equip you to understand these trends and the industries that serve them. Courses may explore the theories and policies behind different travel patterns from different cultural perspectives. Meanwhile, practical training may cover issues such as marketing and commercialisation, sustainability and authenticity, as well as policy-planning and regulation.
With this expertise, you would be suitable for executive positions within tourism agencies and corporate travel organisations. You may also seek legislative positions within government agencies and charities, or consultancy for commercial businesses.