The programme has been designed to provide a high quality management education for existing managers and those with an appropriate undergraduate education who wish to aspire to a career in the dynamic area of international hospitality and tourism management. The emphasis throughout this programme is on the development of professional and managerial skills. The research element of the MSc comprises a supervised dissertation on a relevant topic. Enhancement activities throughout the programme will include academic skills development, external speakers, industry visits and may also include a residential learning event.
The PGDip/MSc in International Hospitality and Tourism Management has been designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of its students and ensure that they are able to cope with the variety of possible roles and responsibilities that follow. The programme has been organised to provide a high quality vocational, personal and intellectually challenging education for those wishing to enhance their knowledge, skills and appeal to an the international market. Furthermore, it is intended to cater for those with an appropriate undergraduate qualification who aspire to a career in the area of management and tourism.
Emphasis throughout the programme is therefore placed on developing a range of professional, managerial and transferable skills to be aligned with an extensive knowledge of management disciplines applicable to tourism today, 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 Hospitality and Tourism Management. Students wishing to complete the MSc award must complete the research element, which comprises of a dissertation - part-time students complete this during the course of an academic session.