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International Tourism and Hospitality Management
Postgraduate course
MSc

International Tourism and Hospitality Management

UK Centre of Excellence for Tourism.
International Scholarships available

Overview

Tourism and hospitality are expanding global industries resulting in an increased demand for skilled managers to lead and develop international organisations.

This course will give you the expertise to perform at a strategic senior level in these dynamic service industries. By analysing the major influences affecting the international tourism and hospitality business environments, you will gain a deep-rooted understanding of the issues currently shaping the management of the industries' major corporations.

You will gain a comprehensive knowledge of international tourism and tourist destinations, including the supply chain, how to respond effectively to customer demand and the global forces impacting on sustainable tourism.

If you would like to complement your academic studies with substantial practical experience, you could select the sandwich option and undertake an extended work placement. Previous students have secured placements with companies such as Radisson Hotels and Hilton Hotels & Resorts.

With a range of management and marketing modules on offer and coupled with the opportunity to conduct your research project in an area of personal interest, you will be able to tailor your course to your career ambitions.

Research Excellence Framework 2014
Research Excellence Framework 2014: 59% of our research submitted was assessed as world leading or internationally excellent.
This postgraduate course is for you if you want to build on or convert your original undergraduate or professional experience, and have the desire to study international tourism and hospitality management at a higher level.

It is designed to enhance your ability to function effectively at a strategic level within public and private sectors of the international tourism and hospitality industries or to embark on an advanced programme of research.

We understand that full-time study does not suit everyone. That’s why we offer courses which give you the opportunity to decide where, when and how you can get involved in learning. Studying a distance learning course offers the convenience and flexibility to make education work for you. Whether you’d like to fit your studies around childcare, develop your skills while working or, quite simply, want to learn from the comfort of your own home, we can help you gain a qualification at a time and pace that suits your lifestyle.

Like our students on campus, you will have the same excellent teaching and learning resources, however you’ll find these online instead of in a lecture theatre. Not only are all the modules taught online, but you will also have access to an online community and more than 140,000 books and journals in our online library.

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QS five star rating:

ITT recognised university:

Transforming tourism: "Tourism is a way of re-creating memories, re-imagining history and constructing our present." - Professor Dorina Maria Buda - School of Events, Tourism & Hospitality Management
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Entry Requirements

Requirements


Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link. All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link
IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature Applicants
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu. If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website. Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

Requirements


Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link. All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link
IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Verify your qualifications
If you are an international student, we can help you to compare and verify your qualifications. Please contact our International Office on +44 (0)113 812 1111 09.00 to 17.00 Mon-Thurs / 09.00 to 16.30 Fri GMT or email internationaloffice@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.
Need to improve your English Language skills?
Don't worry if you don't have the level of English required for your chosen course. We offer a wide range of courses which have been designed to help you to improve your qualifications and English language ability, most of which are accredited by the British Council. Check your English and find out more about our English courses.
More questions?
No matter what your questions, we are here to answer them, visit our International website to get more information and find out about our online open days.

Careers

Jo Hendrickx

Careers

Jo Hendrickx
Sustainable Destinations Manager Thomas Cook UK and Ireland

MSc Responsible Tourism Management

“Studying and working full-time can be challenging, but I found that you get out what you put in. The networking opportunities Leeds Beckett provided had a big impact on my career allowing me to undertake new projects and helping me achieve a job promotion.

Teaching and learning

Explore the process and application of marketing management and strategy to the characteristics of the global tourism and hospitality industries. You will critique marketing concepts, tactics and strategy alternatives in order to understand the internal and external marketing environment.

Develop skills, knowledge and understanding of international tourism and tourists through the analysis of international tourism destinations and organisations, the tourism supply chain, tourism demand and global forces which might impact on the sustainability of tourism systems.

Study the history of the hospitality industry and the changes that have influenced its evolution. You will study the expansion from local to national markets and assess possibilities for the future.

Gain an in-depth understanding of the concepts and techniques of Strategic Management and how to apply this knowledge to the service sector.

Examine the research needs and major influences affecting the design and execution of a robust investigation related to your field of study.

Pursue a significant/extended individual research activity relating learning from your taught modules to the analysis of a particular issue related to the field study. The process will offer you the opportunity to advance research skills both academically and through practical application.

Gain an understanding of the definitions, concepts and theories that underpin human resource management. You will evaluate traditional and contemporary industry practices and explore the issues that make an impact on the management of human resources in the tourism and hospitality industries.

By investigating the role of key stakeholders in managing tourism within destinations, in particular public sector agencies, local communities and the private sector, you will gain an understanding of how responsible tourism can be achieved.

You will be introduced to a range of online platforms, tools, and techniques that enable marketers to interact and engage with the connected consumer in the global marketplace.

Critically examine the concepts of operations and quality management and the contribution they may have in achieving organisational success.

Learn to evaluate, synthesise and create a variety of approaches drawn from theory, research and practice to lead strategy from its conception to implementation and evaluation.

Alex Kenyon
Dr Alexandra Kenyon
Course Director
Alexandra's main interests include social marketing, alcohol retailing and alcohol advertising. She has a national and international reputation in the field of corporate social responsibilities, working with organisations such as Meeting Professionals International (Dallas), Best Bar None and National Pubwatch. Alexandra has engaged with 30 European Universities in an ERASMUS funded project to investigate alcoholic and non-alcoholic consumption patterns across Europe and sits on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Advertising Research.
Our course provides students with opportunities to engage with industry partners giving them the knowledge to provide solutions and develop hospitality and tourism businesses. They will also gain confidence and employability skills as they explore their talents.
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Fees & funding

Fees for this course are not yet confirmed. You will normally spend a whole year in placement. For this year you will be given a full tuition fee waiver. See further information on financing your studies.
Fees for this course are not yet confirmed. You will normally spend a whole year in placement. For this year you will be charged a reduced fee of £2625. See further information on fees and finance on our Financing Your Studies webpage.

Facilities

  • Library
    Library

    Our Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year, providing you with access to specialist books and journals, learning spaces, computers, multimedia facilities and media equipment hire. Tens of thousands of our Library's digital resources, including ebooks, ejournals and databases, can be accessed online at a time and place to suit you.

  • Headingley Campus
    Headingley Campus

    Our historic Headingley Campus is set in 100 acres of parkland with easy access to Leeds city centre.

  • Gym and Sports Facilities
    Gym and Sports Facilities

    Keeping fit is easy at Leeds Beckett - our fitness suites are easy to get to, kitted out with all the latest technology and available to all sports members.

Location

Headingley Campus

Headingley Campus

Home to our first-rate sporting facilities – Headingley Campus has a rich and diverse history having played to visitors such as Winston Churchill and Oscar Wilde. Set in 100 acres of parkland, with easy access to Leeds city centre, many of our buildings look out onto our grassy acre – a perfect place for hanging out, playing games and catching up with friends on long summer days. Headingley Campus has modern sport science laboratories, animation and music studios and the latest computing labs, as well as one of our libraries, open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

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