Taught course

International Tourism Management

University of Wales Trinity Saint David · School of Business, Finance and Management

Entry requirements

A 2:2 Honours Degree in a cognate discipline. Candidates with significant work experience may be admitted to the programme.

Months of entry


Course content

The MA International Tourism Management programme is available as a full or part time campus based programme as well as a part-time online programme. In part one you will study a number of modules which give you a systematic understanding of the nature and development of tourism and destinations, marketing and management.

Tourism specific modules will initiate discussion about the development of places as sustainable destinations, destination management, place image, socio-cultural, environmental, economic and political impacts of tourism and the potential of sustainable approaches to tourism development.

Additionally, you will also develop an understanding of management and marketing principles when applied to the context of tourism and will engage in critical thinking about contemporary global issues which form the backdrop to the discipline.

Learning and Teaching

The MA programme is divided into two parts, in part 1 you will undertake six, 20-credit taught modules. In part two of the programme, you can elect to undertake a dissertation, integrated case study or business development proposal. Students who complete three or six, 20-credit modules can graduate with an award of PG Certificate or PG Diploma respectively

The course combines theory-based discussion with practical application and builds on the excellent industry links of the Swansea Business School. All modules are taught by experienced, practice-led tutors that are adept at guiding both local and international students through their campus-based or online studies.



  • International Tourism Contexts (20 credits)
  • Sustainable Destinations (20 credits)
  • Marketing (20 credits)
  • Management Theory and Practice (20 credits)
  • Global Issues (20 credits)
  • In-depth business research (Dissertation) (60 credits)

Optional modules:

  • International Hospitality Management (20 credits)
  • Heritage Tourism Contexts (20 credits)
  • Events Management: Themes and Issues (20 credits)
  • Industry Research Experience (20 credits)

Qualification and course duration


part time
24-48 months
full time
24 months


full time
12 months
part time
12-24 months


part time
12-24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Suzanne Wells