Taught course

Sustainable Tourism and Global Challenges

University of Glasgow · College of Social Sciences

Entry requirements

2.1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent in social sciences, sciences, humanities, business and management studies, or geography. Other backgrounds may be considered.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme will give you a strong understanding of sustainable tourism. You will develop an awareness of the cultural and environmental issues influenced by tourism and be able to apply critical and practical solutions.

  • You will evaluate sustainable tourism as a response to local and global challenges experienced within and beyond the tourism industry.
  • Discover policies and practices for the management of sustainable tourism and how these can be used to address environmental and cultural issues.
  • You will be equipped with intellectual and research skills that will enable you to assess complex, real-world problems and develop innovative solutions.
  • The programme will enhance your appreciation of sustainable leadership approaches and how such approaches can be engaged with in differing cultures and contexts.
  • You will be based at a world leading university, located within the Dumfries and Galloway region, an area notable for its natural and cultural resources, including a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, among many other sites of relevance to sustainable tourism.

Information for international students

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training)

  • 6.5 with no subtests under 6.0.
  • Tests must have been taken within 2 years 5 months of start date. Applicants must meet the overall and subtest requirements using a single test.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

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