Taught course

International Tourism and Aviation Management

Institution
University of West London · London School of Hospitality and Tourism
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

You would normally be expected to have a good honours degree (2.2. or above) in any subject from a UK university, or equivalent.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The Master's programme in International Tourism and Aviation Management seeks to prepare aspiring individuals for a managerial career within either the tourism and aviation industry. For existing practitioners it offers the opportunity to develop and redefine knowledge and assess trends and changing management practices within their industry. It is offered as a one year full-time and two year part-time course.

The MA programme is essentially global in perspective drawing upon international case study material. In adopting a generic business and management approach to the study of tourism and aviation management the course seeks to avoid the excessive subject specialisation that characterises many of its competitors. In doing so it widens career opportunities and the possibility of movement between the two sectors. The course seeks to exploit synergies between the tourism and aviation industries thereby avoiding the false dichotomy that is often drawn between them.

The key strength of the programme is its simple yet flexible structure. Employer engagement is assured with guest speakers drawn from industry and the use of ‘live client ’briefs. The programme is taught by a young, but experienced, team all with a background in either tourism and/or aviation management. Many of these staff are extensively published and are asked to speak at events and conferences throughout the world.

The MA is taught in a dedicated learning environment within the university with elements of the programme sponsored by key industry players most notably British Airways, the International Hotels Group and TUI holidays. Some teaching will be undertaken at London Heathrow Airport.

The course has links with ‘sister programmes’ in Europe, Asia and North America allowing the opportunity for staff and student exchange. In addition it is accredited by the Institute of Travel and Tourism and the Institute of Logistics. The programme is delivered in a QAA (UK Government Quality Assurance Agency) centre of excellence for tourism and aviation education.

Field work, trips and visits are a feature of the course. These include to local airports and tourist attractions.

Information for international students

For more information, please visit: http://www.uwl.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

UK students
GBP6,950
International students
GBP10,995

For information please visit the UWL website:

http://www.uwl.ac.uk/students/postgraduate/help-funding

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

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Course information
Email
courses@uwl.ac.uk
Phone
0800 036 8888