Entry requirements

Typically, you will need an honours degree with a suitable background in biology, tourism, geography, language, psychology or business. Alternative qualifications combined with appropriate experience may be considered on an individual basis.

Months of entry


Course content

Learn through a variety of teaching methods including lectures, tutorials, laboratory sessions, field trips, and through independent study. There may also be some opportunities to study abroad.

Successful completion of trimester 1 qualifies you for the PGCert; trimester 2 qualifies you for the PGDip.

Trimester 1

Scientific methods, humans & wildlife, and environmental management for ecotourism, tourism concepts & issues, or managing heritage tourism

Trimester 2

Field & laboratory skills, evolution of taxonomy, and case studies in international tourism or tourism, hospitality & events project

Trimester 3

Independent research project - successful completion of this qualifies you for the MSc.

Information for international students

For applicants whose first language is not English, the following is generally required: minimum IELTS 6.0, TOEFL 550/213 Please see our website for up-to-date information.

Fees and funding

Please see our website for up-to-date fee & funding information.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24-48 months
full time
12 months


part time
18-36 months
full time
9 months


full time
6 months
part time
12-24 months

Course contact details

Information Centre
0500 35 35 70