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Why choose the Graduate School of Business


About the course

The international tourism industry continues to grow and flourish increasing the need for senior planners and managers with the skills to tackle a broad range of global management issues. This course provides a critical overview of the field with the opportunity to take up a professional placement.

Our MSc aims to develop your critical understanding of developments in international tourism and how these may be positively reflected in management practice.

You examine the interconnectedness of international tourism and its impact across a range of contexts including economic commercial environmental technological socio-cultural heritage psychological and political. The course helps you apply theories; understand policy implications; and integrate professional practice into tourism enterprise and business.

Every taught unit on this course is delivered in a six-week block with six entry points through the year allowing you to start at a time that suits you.

Why choose this course?

  • Learn to critically analyse the impact of international tourism and suggest informed solutions and directions
  • Apply your knowledge and skills to practical projects and case studies from a range of national and international organisations in the commercial public and third sectors
  • Explore issues concerning strategic management and sustainable development and deepen your knowledge of the effects of tourism on the environment
  • Benefit from our extensive links with industry many of which provide opportunities for internships and possible employment
  • The University of Bedfordshire is a member of The Association for Tourism in Higher Education (ATHE). ATHE is the subject association for tourism in higher education in the UK representing universities that are leading providers of tourism courses

What will you study?


Units

  • Business Dissertation (MAR042-6) Compulsory
  • Marketing And The Digital Future (MAR039-6) Compulsory
  • Performance Achievement Planning (BSS072-6) Compulsory
  • Strategic Management (BSS050-6) Compulsory
  • Tourism Policy And Practice (TAL046-6) Compulsory
  • Tourism, Society And Culture (TAL047-6) Compulsory

How will you be assessed?


A number of different assessment methods will contribute to your development and will enhance your employability. We consider it essential that comprehensive feedback is provided in due time so it is integrated in your learning process.

When group work is required the marks given will be individual following the University of Bedfordshire's regulatory scheme. The intensive character of this courses delivery is consistent with the need for graduates to accumulate knowledge fast and express the outcome of this process in a way that is meaningful and comprehensive.

Welcome and induction activities will be followed immediately by a week of intensive direct contact time followed by your own contribution through individual learning which will take you to your first assessment point. At the end of your six-week block your final assessment will be due. You are required to submit the assessment identified for each unit of study.

Details of the core learning outcomes threshold standards assessment criteria and M-Level criteria are identified in the Course Handbook and/or unit handbook. The assessment you complete will depend on the units you choose. As far as possible assessment across units has been designed to give you experience of a wide range of assessment tools.

There are two assessments across most units. The first assessments usually require you to carry out a presentation or submit a report at an early stage of the unit and carry a lower weighting than the final assessment. The second assessments are usually longer and involve elements such as further reflection critical review of a body of literature critical analysis of any data sought reference to wide ranging policies engagement with current debates analysis of weaknesses and identification of solutions.

The course provides you with a carefully planned and coherent sequence of learning opportunities that facilitates your development via formative and summative assessments. In order to support student learning monitor performance and provide appropriate feedback formative (0 weighted or non-graded) tasks are designed such as in class discussion debate group work and case study presentation.

The provision of formative feedbacks is on-going along the week where the formative assessment has been set. The provision of formative feedback is therefore built into the learning experience. Summative feedback on assessments will be provided within 10 days of the submission date. Finally Referrals will take place during the examination week of the next block with the assessment tasks being available no later than week 3. Retakes will be taken at the next available opportunity when the required unit is running.

Careers


On successfully completing this Master's you will gain the knowledge and skills to understand the role of critical-evaluation techniques and decision-making strategies in establishing yourself and thriving in a senior management role. You will have the skills to find career opportunities in industries such as travel management; hospitality management; food and beverage management; public relations; and marketing.

You will also be well prepared for further academic study at either MPhil or PhD level.

Entry Requirements

2.2 honours degree or equivalent in a related subject area2.2 honours degree or equivalent in a related subject area

Entry Requirements

2.2 honours degree or equivalent in a related subject area2.2 honours degree or equivalent in a related subject area2.2 honours degree or equivalent in a related subject area

Entry Requirements

2.2 honours degree or equivalent in a related subject area2.2 honours degree or equivalent in a related subject area2.2 honours degree or equivalent in a related subject area2.2 honours degree or equivalent in a related subject area2.2 honours degree or equivalent in a related subject area

Entry Requirements

2.2 honours degree or equivalent in a related subject area2.2 honours degree or equivalent in a related subject area2.2 honours degree or equivalent in a related subject area2.2 honours degree or equivalent in a related subject area2.2 honours degree or equivalent in a related subject area2.2 honours degree or equivalent in a related subject area

Entry Requirements

2.2 honours degree or equivalent in a related subject area

Entry Requirements

2.2 honours degree or equivalent in a related subject area2.2 honours degree or equivalent in a related subject area

Fees for this course

UK 2024/25

The full-time standard fee for a taught Master's degree for the Academic Year 2024/25 is £10,000 per year. You can apply for a loan from the Government to help pay for your tuition fees and living costs. Visit www.gov.uk/postgraduate-loan

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

International 2024/25

The full-time standard fee for a taught Master's degree for the Academic Year 2024/25 is £15,600

If you have any questions around fees and funding, please email international@beds.ac.uk

Fees for this course

UK 2024/25

The full-time standard fee for a taught Master's degree for the Academic Year 2024/25 is £10,000 per year. You can apply for a loan from the Government to help pay for your tuition fees and living costs. Visit www.gov.uk/postgraduate-loan

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

International 2024/25

The full-time standard fee for a taught Master's degree for the Academic Year 2024/25 is £15,600

If you have any questions around fees and funding, please email international@beds.ac.uk

Fees for this course

UK 2024/25

The full-time standard fee for a taught Master's degree for the Academic Year 2024/25 is £10,000 per year. You can apply for a loan from the Government to help pay for your tuition fees and living costs. Visit www.gov.uk/postgraduate-loan

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

International 2024/25

The full-time standard fee for a taught Master's degree for the Academic Year 2024/25 is £15,600

If you have any questions around fees and funding, please email international@beds.ac.uk

Fees for this course

UK 2024/25

The full-time standard fee for a taught Master's degree for the Academic Year 2024/25 is £10,000 per year. You can apply for a loan from the Government to help pay for your tuition fees and living costs. Visit www.gov.uk/postgraduate-loan

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

International 2024/25

The full-time standard fee for a taught Master's degree for the Academic Year 2024/25 is £15,600

If you have any questions around fees and funding, please email international@beds.ac.uk

Fees for this course

UK 2024/25

The full-time standard fee for a taught Master's degree for the Academic Year 2024/25 is £10,000 per year. You can apply for a loan from the Government to help pay for your tuition fees and living costs. Visit www.gov.uk/postgraduate-loan

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

International 2024/25

The full-time standard fee for a taught Master's degree for the Academic Year 2024/25 is £15,600

If you have any questions around fees and funding, please email international@beds.ac.uk

Fees for this course

UK 2024/25

The full-time standard fee for a taught Master's degree for the Academic Year 2024/25 is £10,000 per year. You can apply for a loan from the Government to help pay for your tuition fees and living costs. Visit www.gov.uk/postgraduate-loan

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

International 2024/25

The full-time standard fee for a taught Master's degree for the Academic Year 2024/25 is £15,600

If you have any questions around fees and funding, please email international@beds.ac.uk

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