The MSc/PGDip in Festivals and Tourism Management programme has been designed to provide a high quality vocational, personal and intellectually challenging education for those wishing to enhance their knowledge, skills and appeal to an international market. Emphasis throughout the programme is therefore placed on developing a range of professional, managerial and transferable skills which are aligned with an extensive knowledge of management disciplines applicable to festival and tourism management today.
Modern day tourism trends and analysis illustrate the competitive environment within which changing tourist attraction provision and expansion can be successfully delivered. The emphasis throughout the programme is on the development of a wide range of professional and managerial skills linked to key themes within the area of global festival and tourism management. The modules have been selected to ensure a blend of theoretical and practical issues within both a managerial and a subject specific context. The first two parts of the programme are the taught elements and the final part is consists of research and writing the dissertation element. Part-time students will normally attend on a one day a week basis and complete the taught element in two years. Students who complete the taught element of the programme, in part or in its entirety, may graduate with either a Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma in International Festivals and Tourism Management. Students wishing to complete the MSc in International Festivals and Tourism Management must complete the research element, which comprises of a dissertation - part-time students complete this during the course of an academic session.