Tourism is one of the UK’s fastest growing sectors, and will be worth £257 billion to the economy by 2025, according to research by Deloitte. A postgraduate degree in Tourism and Events will allow you to fast-track your career and access senior positions in this exciting industry.
The University of Sunderland has an excellent reputation in Tourism and Events. Our research in Sports and Exercise Sciences, Leisure and Tourism is rated ‘world leading’ in the latest Research Excellence Framework, and our Hospitality, Event Management and Tourism subject area is ranked number four in the UK by the Guardian University Guide 2015. In addition, we are a member of the Institute of Hospitality's Education Membership Scheme, the professional body for aspiring managers studying in the hospitality, leisure and tourism industry.
Tourism and Events MSc will enable you to critically understand the nature, global complexity and range of impacts of the tourism and events industries. You will critically apply social science and management theories, concepts and frameworks, and develop your skills in problem-solving and practical management, particularly with the major project which you will create as your final piece of work.
When you graduate you will be better equipped to develop your career in a tourism or events organisation. An experienced tourism officer can earn up to £40,000, with an experienced events organiser earning up to £70,000.