University of Greenwich

Course Introduction

This programme provides a sound foundation in business and management principles and, at the same time, provides for the development of specific specialist tourism skills and knowledge that are essential for a successful career in tourism management today; the aims of the programme are: to understand the broad political, economic and social frameworks within which international tourism management takes place; to evaluate the tools and techniques that are used for developing and managing visitors and tourism in a range of destinations; to develop business skills to set up and manage tourism businesses; to provide analytical and practical skills in tourism marketing; to discuss the role of tourism as an agent for cultural change and understanding; to develop a strategic perspective and management skills for the tourism industry; the programme also includes an optional placement with tourism business or a tourism organisation for 3 weeks.

Course Modules

Modules include: International tourism policy, planning and development; strategic marketing and management for tourism; visitor and destination management; cultural tourism management; tourism entrepreneurship and innovation; tourism scholarship and practice; research methods for tourism; dissertation.

Course Additional Entry

Applicants require: an undergraduate degree classification of 2.1 or above in a relevant discipline (in exceptional circumstances a 2.2 may be considered); or a professional qualification recognised as being equivalent to a good Honours degree in a related area; or professional experience, research in a professional capacity or publication in journals or presentation at conferences/seminars; or other qualifications and/or experience that demonstrate that a candidate possesses knowledge and skills commensurate with the standard of a good Honours degree. Students educated in a language other than English should have an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £11,350  Whole course. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £7,200  Whole course. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate) £7,200  Whole course. First year home fees