International Tourism Management MSc, PGDip, PGCert – (St. Mary’s)

  • Industry work placement opportunities are available as part of the programme
  • Optional overseas fieldwork allows you to explore tourism management issues in an international context
  • Emphasis on the ethics of international tourism management
  • Develops managerial and leadership skills
  • Dedicated course-specific academic tutor for one-to-one support
  • Small cohorts and a supportive academic environment
  • Taught on our historic Strawberry Hill campus in South West London, with direct public transport to Central London
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Why study International Tourism Management?

This course is a natural pathway for tourism, business and management graduates, but it is open to all who have completed an undergraduate degree or people with significant industry experience.

You will be guided by an experienced academic team through current thinking on international tourism management, planning and development, that range from corporate governance to sustainability, international marketing to tourism planning in an international context. Optional modules include an industry work placement in London and an opportunity to carry out international fieldwork in Cuba.

The degree will equip you with a wide range of analytical, research and communication skills as you work with fellow students and undertake your own original research. You will develop senior management and leadership potential for the tourism and travel industry, underpinned by ethical and responsible business practices. The course will support you in furthering your management career in an international context.

Why St Mary’s?

St Mary’s offers students the best of both worlds: the campus is based near the river in the green and safe London Borough of Richmond-upon-Thames, but is only a half hour journey from central London.

Entry Requirements

Additional requirements

Related undergraduate study includes Tourism, Business Management or Management Studies, Hospitality, Geography or undergraduate programmes with significant business management content.

Applicants with appropriate professional experience in the travel, tourism and hospitality sectors (in the UK or an international context), combined with evidence of a willingness and capacity to study at Master’s level, will also be considered.
International requirements

International students should check our country-specific pages for equivalents. If English is not your first language you will need to achieve an IELTS score of 6.0 overall with no less than 5.5 in any section (or equivalent).

Course Structure & Modules

Dissertation Core
International Strategic Management Core
Research Methods Core
Responsible Management and Leadership in a Global Economy Core
Tourism and International Development Core
Tourism Planning Theories and Concepts Core
Industry Placement: International Tourism in Practice Optional
Intercultural Management Optional
International Marketing Optional
Issues in International Tourism Optional
Sustainable Development and Tourism Optional
Tourism in Practice (Fieldwork) Optional

Career Opportunities

A Master’s degree in International Tourism Management will provide you with an excellent academic qualification to embark on or progress your career in management. The programme will help your development with a view to professional careers in the tourism sector, including roles in official tourism organisations, large hotel businesses, non-governmental organisations and charities, tour operators, the aviation industry and government organisations. There are also options for graduates to pursue academic careers through postgraduate research degrees.

Graduates from this programme have the added bonus of a sustained focus on responsible tourism management practice, offering an understanding of its importance in an international context.

The aim of the MSc in International Tourism Management is to provide you with the relevant knowledge, skills and competencies to enable you to exploit the growing number of global job opportunities within the travel and tourism sector.