Taught course

Tourism and International Development

University of Brighton · School of Sport and Service Management

Entry requirements

You should have an honours degree with a minimum 2:2 equivalent from a NARIC-recognised institution, or an HND equivalent plus at least five years' relevant industry experience. Other applicants with extensive industry experience will be considered on an individual basis. For non-native speakers of English: IELTS 6.5 overall, 6 in writing and 5.5 all other components or equivalent qualification. For help meeting English language requirements please contact our language institute.

Months of entry


Course content

This course focuses on the role of tourism as an agent in development and as a vehicle to sustainable change both at macro and micro level. You will develop a critical understanding of the role of tourism in development, and the course will provide you with the skills to work in this exciting area.

Graduates will be equipped with a solid knowledge of international development and globalisation concepts, theories and approaches. You will gain the skills needed to operate in fields requiring knowledge of, and strategic approaches to, sustainable tourism development. Examples are government organisations, development agencies, tourism offices and consultancy.

Information for international students

The school welcomes students from over 60 different countries with 35 per cent of the student body coming from a non-UK background. We are committed to helping international students succeed during their time with us. Find out more - www.brighton.ac.uk/ssm/international For help meeting academic entry requirements visit our website.

Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


part time
24-72 months
full time
12 months


full time
12 months
part time
24-72 months


full time
12 months
part time
24-72 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations70
Dissertation30 (20000 words)

Course contact details

School of Sport and Service Management
+44(0)1273 643645