Taught course

International Festivals and Tourism Management

University of Central Lancashire · School of Business

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold a 2:2 degree or equivalent in a related field such as tourism or business.

Non-standard applications from will be considered on their merits and if they have relevant experience and can demonstrate a commitment to the study of tourism management or who have significant industrial background.
A detailed admissions procedure will be forwarded on application.

Months of entry


Course content

Our postgraduate International Festivals and Tourism Management course is ideal for existing managers and those with an appropriate undergraduate education who aspire to a career in the dynamic and increasingly recognised area of international festivals and tourism management.

You’ll explore modern day tourism trends and analysis illustrating the competitive environment within which changing tourist attraction provision and expansion is successfully delivered.

This vocational, personal and intellectually challenging programme will enhance your knowledge and skills in festival and tourism management within a global market.

Why study with us
  • Affiliated to the Association of Tourism in Higher Education (ATHE).
  • Extensive industry links across the service sector, both in the UK and overseas.

What you'll do
  • Develop your ability to undertake independent, critical and substantive research and investigation within the area of international festivals and tourism.
  • You’ll be prepared for a career in tourism and/or, festivals or a related occupation by developing professional and transferable skills.

Learning and assessment

The learning environment is organised to ensure that key concepts, theories, and where appropriate, practices relevant to management in the hospitality and tourism industry form a central role in teaching and learning.

Assessment includes reports, essays, presentations and seminar papers and for those completing the Master of Science Programme, a Dissertation or a Management Consultancy Project.

Knowledge is acquired through a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops, presentations, simulation exercises, research posters and guest speakers. Directed reading and self-study will enhance both knowledge and understanding.

Industry links

We have great links with a range of varied employers across the service sector, both within the UK and overseas. The School enjoys all the benefits of cross industry participation and employability support and guidance for students. In addition to this, we remain affiliated to the Association of Tourism in Higher Education – a tourism led body that both informs the curriculum and future developments across tourism education today.

Further information
  • Gain an extensive range of knowledge and understanding of the subject of tourism and festivals and be able to evaluate contemporary issues in tourism, festivals and related areas
  • Critically assess the importance of both theory and practice for effective festivals and tourism management in a global business environment
  • Write critically, and at length, on a specific topic related to tourism and festivals

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
+44 (0)1772 892400