|Study location||United Kingdom, University of Bedfordshire|
|Type||Master courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||1 Years|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
The entry qualification documents are accepted in any language
At least 2 reference(s) should be provided.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
Diverse careers are open to graduates upon completion of this course.
These include careers within organisations that are involved in the
planning of tourism development, including ministries of tourism,
regional/national tourism organisationas and other state-sponsored
tourism agencies, local government and development authorities’
offices and non-governmental organisations and consultancies. Many
sectors of the tourism industry offer employment opportunties,
including tour operators and enterprises, airlines and the hospitality
and hotel sectors.
Other possible career options include Management consultancy, policy
advice and research in relation to environment and tourism thinktanks,
alongside academic careers in further and higher education.
During the course you will:
- Experience the first course in the UK to combine tourism and
- Benefit from specialist lectures offered by other universities,
agencies and commercial enterprises
- Have the opportunity to acquire business and consultancy skills in
environmental impact assessment relating to tourism
- Explore options to choose career pathways within business,
government, non-government or voluntary organisations
- Visit specialist facilities and development sites
- Benefit from world-leading staff expertise and research, as rated
by the Government’s Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 2008
Areas of study you may cover on this course include:
- Contemporary issues in tourism
- Research philosophies and principles
- Environmental impact assessment
- Stewardship, tourism and the environment
- Research methods in environmental management
- Strategic tourism management
CAREER MANAGEMENT SKILLS
Developing career management skills is important for employability.
The programme encourages all students to discuss their career
intentions and occupation requirements with members of the teaching
team and staff in the Centre for Personal and Career Development.
Students are also encouraged to undertake self assessment to identify
strengths, interests and development needs (for example: through
written or verbal feedback, student-centred processes such as SOAR and
web-based support such as MyFuture www.myfuture.com).
CAREER/FURTHER STUDY OPPORTUNITIES
Given that environmental issues are being placed at or near the
summit of the global policy agenda, combined with the advent of moves
towards the development of green economies, a diversity of anticipated
careers would be open to graduates of the programme. These would
include organizations that are involved the planning of tourism
development, including Ministries of tourism; regional/national
tourism organisations and other state-sponsored tourism agencies;
local government and development authorities offices, non-governmental
organizations and consultancies. Given the increasing emphasis within
the tourism industry on environmental management, it is expected any
segment of the tourism industry could offer employment opportunities,
including: tour operators and enterprises; airlines; and the
hospitality and hotel sectors. Management consultancy, policy advice
and research in relation to environment and tourism think-tanks are
also other possible career options. Academic careers in further and
higher education would also be alternative future career choices. The
generic skills embedded in the Masters programme would also enable
graduates to pursue careers in organisations that are not specific to
the tourism and environment sectors.
PhD in the areas of tourism, sustainability and environmental