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International Tourism Management (MSc)

Course Description

With a thriving tourism industry, Edinburgh is a great place to explore tourism management and gain the skills to develop a career in international tourism.

A UNESCO World Heritage Site and home of the world’s largest arts festival, Edinburgh welcomes visitors from across the world all year round. As a result, the city boasts a thriving tourism industry with global connections and is a great place for you to study MSc International Tourism Management.

This higher degree will equip you with the knowledge you need to successfully operate or be employed in an international tourism business in the UK or around the world and contributes towards professional accreditation with the Institute of Hospitality.

See the website http://www.napier.ac.uk/en/Courses/MSc-International-Tourism-Management-Postgraduate-FullTime

What you'll learn

You’ll gain organisational and business skills that take into account the diversity of cultures involved in developing and managing international tourism. Through lectures, guest speakers and case studies, you’ll develop an advanced understanding of the issues and concepts involved in international tourism development, as well as marketing practice and heritage considerations around the world.

You’ll also learn broad skills, such as formulating policy and planning for the future, as well as developing your abilities in research, time management and presentation methods.

Upon completion of the course, you’ll be able to devise sustainable policies and strategies for the overall industry.

With the number of tourist ventures and operations in and near the city, you’ll have plenty of options for part-time work and employment after graduation.

This is full-time course split up into three trimesters. You can choose to start in January or September.

You’ll learn by a variety of teaching methods including lectures, tutorials and independent study.

Subjects include:
- Tourism Concepts and Issues
- Managing Heritage Tourism
- Case Studies in International Tourism
- Experience Design and Management
- Two options
- Research Methods
- Dissertation

Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study.


As a tourism graduate from Edinburgh Napier, you’ll be well placed to progress within the industry, whether your career aspirations are local or international.

Career opportunities may include:
- destination development
- cultural services management
- operations management
- tour operators
- airlines
- public sector organisations
- retail and hospitality

Visit the International Tourism Management (MSc) page on the Edinburgh Napier University website for more details!

Student Profiles

The Business School Postgraduate Scholarship - 20+ Awards

To apply for a scholarship please complete a postgraduate form indicating in the Financial Information section that you would like to be considered for the scholarship.The application form can be found at:
http://www.napier.ac.uk/enquiries/Pages/applicationform.aspxFor more info please contact [email protected] or call 0845 60 60 40.

Value of Scholarship(s)

10% off your tuition fees in 2009


If you gain a 2:2 or better and apply for a full-time, postgraduate programme before 31 August 2009 you will be entitled to the Business School Postgraduate Scholarship (10% off your tuition fees in 2009).

Application Procedure

To apply for a scholarship please complete a postgraduate form indicating in the Financial Information section that you would like to be considered for the scholarship.

The application form can be found at:

For more info please contact or call 0845 60 60 40.

Further Information


Entry Requirements

The entry requirement for this course is a Bachelor (Honours) Degree at a 2:2 or above. We look for applicants to have a background in any discipline in order to be eligible for the programme. We may also consider lesser qualifications if you have sufficient relevant work experience within the industry. If English is not your first language, it is usually required that you sit an English language test in order to gain entry onto our postgraduate programmes.

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