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MScInternational Tourism Management

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Overview

COURSE SUMMARY

Career opportunities in this field are broad and varied. Careers in
international tourism are unlikely to be singular, insular or private.
The course recognises this and actively seeks to provide you with
opportunities to shape your future career with a skilled understanding
of the range of parties and players who have an interest in tourism.

During the course you will:

  • Benefit from the Tourism, Leisure and Events Management Division’s
    extensive links with industry, many of which provide opportunities for
    high-quality ‘real life’ research, internships and possible employment
  • Access up-to-date, high-quality research through the Institute for
    Tourism Research (INTOUR)
  • Complete a dissertation

Areas of study you may cover on this course include:

  • Contemporary issues in tourism
  • Research philosophies and principles
  • International tourism development
  • Strategic tourism management
  • Research practice in tourism
  • International tourism marketing
  • Event tourism
  • Sport, tourism and cities
  • Planning for leisure and tourism world-making: tourism and
    globalisation
  • Stewardship, tourism and the environment

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Career opportunities

CAREER MANAGEMENT SKILLS

In addressing employability, the programme is aimed at providing
students with cutting edge knowledge and communication skills to
facilitate employment and subsequent career development in executive
decision making / policy making in international tourism.

Since tourism is conceivably the largest and most tentacular of
industries, the programme does not seek to provide holistic training
for any single sector of the tourism industry, but seeks to open
students up to contemporary business and non-business imperatives
being experienced during the contemporary moment of globalisation. The
programme is based on the view that those who work in international
tourism today need to be skilled at understanding and relating to a
very broad mix of other parties / players / performers / and
practitioners not so much in tourism. For instance:

  • The travel packager needs to know how the receiving indigenous
    takes its decisions
  • The government planner needs to determine not only who strongly
    supports tourism within the industry, but who potently resists it
    outside
  • The natural resource specialist needs to realise that some
    populations (in key target areas of international development) may
    regard nature as primarily a matter of spirituality or cosmology (or
    even of art) than of the physical environment
  • The European information technologist in tourism development needs
    to recognise that some of his / her ordinary tools / equipment /
    practices may be deemed to be unwanted Westernisms / Americanisms /
    Instruments of the Infidel in significant parts of the rest of the
    globe
  • The company researcher in tourism development needs to realise
    that all forms of investigator driven enquiry are deemed to be dark
    and dangerous (external) activities

Thus it is the aim of this programme to equip you broadly to
understand the often cloudy and messy axialities (i.e. the connections
/ the importance / the meanings) of tourism across the world. The
programme thereby seeks to provide opportunities for you to shape your
future careers in / across tourism on not just an industry economics
basis, but on an economics plus basis. Careers in international
tourism are unlikely to ever be singular, insular and only personal
private concerns. Such is the increasingly global and interleaved
reach of tourism.

CAREER/FURTHER STUDY OPPORTUNITIES

Careers in, for instance:

Policy-direction in government sector tourism planning / management;
Market development in corporative tourism; Third sector work in local
/ regional / national / trans-national areas of public culture /
public nature / heritage which have interface with tourism; Tertiary
sector education in Tourism Management / Tourism Studies;
Culturally-appropriate tourism management; Environmentally-responsible
tourism management; Consultancy (research) work in tourism and culture
/ the environment / development or become entrepreneurs.

Further study:

This course is primarily aimed at people wanting to move directly
into employment, but if you find your studies particularly stimulating
and want to study further then there is always the possibility to
continue to Doctoral studies, i.e. a PhD or a DBA level.

Apply now!
Application start
Aug 1, 2018
Pre-deadline
Dec 1, 2018 23:59
Europe/Tallinn time

This is a pre-deadline and we suggest to apply before this date

Primary deadline
Aug 1, 2018 23:59
Europe/Tallinn time

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States