Taught course

International Tourism Management MSc / PGDip

Institution
University College Birmingham · School of Sport and Creative Services
Qualifications
MScPGDipPGCertCPD 20-credit modules CPD sessions

Entry requirements

Academic:

  • MA/MSc - A grade classification of 2:2 is required or international equivalent
  • PGDip - A grade classification of third-class is required or international equivalent
  • A subject related UK or International honours degree from a recognised institution

Work-Based:

  • We also consider applicants who are currently employed and wish to apply to UCB.
  • To apply, you must have 5 years of relevant managerial work experience, demonstrating in-depth knowledge of the sector for the subject matter you are interested in pursuing.
  • A reference detailing your roles and responsibilities from your line manager and a meeting with the programme team will usually be scheduled prior to a place being offered.

EU/international students:

If your degree is not related and you do not have relevant managerial work experience please contact admissions, so that we can discuss your application on an individual basis before you apply.

If you have any queries, please email:

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Tourism is one of the largest, most dynamic and competitive industries in the world, creating a demand for managers who possess high-level knowledge and skills to succeed in this exciting global industry. This course will enhance your management potential and develop your critical thinking, problem-solving, research and analytical skills to make an immediate impact on a tourism or service organisation.

Students will have the opportunity to specialise in a range of areas through our optional module offer.

A strong emphasis is placed on the role of communication and creativity in effective management practice, together with an in-depth understanding of contemporary issues.

A key feature of this course is the ‘international live industry project’, where you will travel to an overseas destination and apply your skills and knowledge to a real tourism context.

Previous students have completed projects in the Gambia, the Azores (in Portugal), the Canaries, Cyprus, Madeira and Dubai.

During your studies, you will work on other industry consultancy projects, network and debate contemporary themes in ‘creative dialogue’ sessions and mix with a diverse range of nationalities. The course also offers you an opportunity to undertake an optional placement.

Fees and funding

UK students
https://www.ucb.ac.uk/our-courses/postgraduate/fees-and-scholarships/postgraduate-tuition-fees.aspx
International students
https://www.ucb.ac.uk/our-courses/international/tuition-fees-and-scholarships.aspx

Fees (Home/EU) View tuition fees Fees (International) View tuition fees

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    30 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    18-24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGCert
    full time
    6 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • CPD 20-credit modules
    full time
    6 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • CPD sessions
    flexible
    2-hour industry workshop sessions months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • Further details of qualification

    2 years full-time with optional placement.

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions
Email
pg@ucb.ac.uk
Phone
0121 604 1040