The PGDip/MSc International Tourism Management applies a range of key management skills across the public and private sectors of tourism industry. In particular, an international emphasis is placed upon the development, organisation and management of tourism to illustrate past, present and future difference between tourism policy and practice. These approaches may be political, economic or social however serve to highlight how and why tourism destinations and organisations are managed differently. Knowledge and practical insight is illustrated from a variety of global perspectives from the developed and developing world.
The programme 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 Tourism. Students wishing to complete the Masters of Science in International Tourism Management must complete the research element, which comprises of a dissertation - part-time students complete this during the course of an academic session.