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Overview

COURSE SUMMARY

A choice of careers is open to graduates upon completion of this
course, including the management of resorts and events, sports stadia,
sport tours and tourism development. Graduates will also be able to
pursue specific posts in the tourism/leisure/sport/recreation
industries as leisure centre managers, sports club managers, project
managers and tour guides.

During the course you will:

  • Benefit from flexible blended learning delivery
  • Benefit from extensive industry links ensuring `real-life’
    applicable research
  • Experience ‘world-leading’ staff expertise and research, as rated
    by the Government’s Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 2008
  • Benefit from research-informed teaching and learning

Areas of study you may cover on this course include:

  • Contemporary issues in tourism
  • Research philiosophies and principles
  • Sport tourism
  • Strategic tourism and hospitality management
  • Research practice in tourism
  • World-making: tourism and globalisation
  • Stewardship, tourism and the environment
  • Sport, tourism and cities
  • Planning for leisure and tourism
  • Sport and leisure industry context and environment
  • Dissertation
  • Event tourism

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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 sport tourism.

Students will also be encouraged to contact / join associations and
organisations with a view to developing sports management experience
on a voluntary basis, such as:

The Tourism Society www.tourismsociety.org

BAFA British Arts Festivals Association.
www.artsfestivals.co.uk

ACE Association of Conferences and Events.
www.martex.co.uk/ace

BACD British Association of Conference Destinations.
www.bacd.biz/

MIA Meetings Industry Association. www.meetings.org/

MPI Meeting Professional International. www.mpiuk.org/

Thus it is the aim of this programme to equip students broadly to
understand the often cloudy and messy axialities (i.e. the connections
/ the importance / the meanings) of (sport) tourism across the world.
The programme thereby seeks to provide opportunities for students to
shape their 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

Career

The following are likely career choices for students who have
completed the course:

Resort & Event Manager

Sports Stadia Management

Sport tours management

Tourism Development Manager

In addition, there will be a number of generic and / or specialised
posts in the tourism/ leisure / sport / recreation industries that
should be available to students upon completion of the course:

Leisure Centre Manager

Sports Club Manager

Project Manager

Tour Guide

Thus it is the aim of this programme to equip students 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 students to shape
their 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.

Further study:

This course will provide the necessary credits (120) if you wish to
continue and undertake the MSc Sport Tourism Management with the 60
credit dissertation.

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