Taught course

International Tourism Planning and Management

University of Bedfordshire · Department of Marketing, Tourism and Hospitality

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a 2:2 Honours degree in a related subject from a recognised higher education institution.

Months of entry

January, March, June, July, September, November

Course content

The international tourism industry continues to grow, 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, from heritage, cultural, social, environmental and political matters to questions around strategic management and sustainable development. You will gain the knowledge and skills to be able to use critical evaluation techniques and decision-making strategies to establish yourself and thrive in a senior management role.

Key features

  • Explore how interconnected international tourism is within its economic, technological, socio-cultural, psychological and political contexts, 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
  • Every taught unit on this course is delivered in a six week block mode

Career opportunities

You will have the skills to find career opportunities in the following industries: travel management; hospitality management; conference management; food and beverage management; public relations or marketing. You will also be well prepared for further research study in either the MPhil or PhD.

Areas of study may include:

  • Marketing and the digital future
  • Performance achievement planning
  • Strategic management
  • Tourism policy and practice
  • Tourism, society and culture

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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