Sustainable Tourism Development & Management MSc

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  • MSc Sustainable Tourism Development & Management, home applicant, full time

    • Home Applicant
    • Full time, 1 year
    • Pound 12720
  • MSc Sustainable Tourism Development & Management, home applicant, part time

    • Home Applicant
    • Part time, 2 years
    • Pound 2120 Per 30 credit module
  • MSc Sustainable Tourism Development & Management, international applicant, full time

    • International Applicant
    • Full time, 1 year
    • Pound 17520

Course modules

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Mental Wealth: The Tourism Professional (Research Methods and Field School)

Destination Governance and Tourism Planning for Resilience and Sustainability

Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Regenerative Tourism Economies

Culture, Heritage and Creativity in Tourism

Research Dissertation (MSc Sustainable Tourism Development)

NOTE: Modules are subject to change. For those studying part time courses the modules may vary.

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Your future career

Your future career

The course responds to the growing demand for highly trained professionals in the tourism industries in the UK and worldwide. The increasingly professionalised and globalised nature of these industries means that employers are looking for management/leadership graduates with an academically informed understanding of these sectors as well as the critical and analytical skills needed to reflect upon and solve a range of management-related problems. 

Through a combination of academic rigour with practical engagement with innovative industry partners and applied research, this course will equip students with the knowledge, strategic vision and competences to take a leading role in their chosen workplace. As one of the world's largest industries, tourism contributes to 7 per cent of global exports and sustains over 300 million jobs. It constitutes a major global force for economic development and intercultural exchange while in many low-income and small island developing states it comprises the single largest export sector.

How we support your career ambitions

We offer dedicated careers support, further opportunities to thrive, such as volunteering and industry networking. Our courses are created in collaboration with employers and industry to ensure they accurately reflect the real-life practices of your future career and provide you with the essential skills needed. You can focus on building interpersonal skills through group work and benefit from our investment in the latest cutting edge technologies and facilities.

Career Zone

Our dedicated and award-winning team provide you with careers and employability resources, including:

  • Online jobs board for internships, placements, graduate opportunities, flexible part-time work.
  • Mentoring programmes for insight with industry experts 
  • 1-2-1 career coaching services 
  • Careers workshops and employer events 
  • Learning pathways to gain new skills and industry insight

Mental Wealth programme

Our Professional Fitness and Mental Wealth programme which issues you with a Careers Passport to track the skills you’ve mastered. Some of these are externally validated by corporations like Amazon and Microsoft.

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We are careers first

Our teaching methods and geographical location put us right up top

  • Enterprise and entrepreneurship support 
  • We are ranked 6th for graduate start-ups 
  • Networking and visits to leading organisations 
  • Support in starting a new business, freelancing and self-employment 
  • London on our doorstep

What you'll learn

This course tackles the critical issues impacting the tourism industry today and equips students with the tools to rebuild, restructure, and transform the industry in a sustainable and responsible manner. The curriculum aligns with the principles of sustainability and the Sustainable Development Goals, preparing students to become environmentally aware and innovative tourism entrepreneurs.

The curriculum evaluates sustainability from various angles, covering aspects such as culture and heritage, destination governance, the impact of climate change on tourist destinations, resilience planning and risk management. It also examines innovative solutions proposed by both the public and private sectors to combat issues like over tourism. 

With an additional focus on practical learning, the course features numerous field trips and hands-on activities that allow students to engage with industry practitioners and see sustainability concepts put into practice. The course provides a comprehensive understanding of the complex challenges facing the tourism industry and provides students with the knowledge and skills to create sustainable and responsible tourism solutions.

How you'll learn

We pride ourselves on giving students a fantastic experience and great support from day one. We're an inclusive university with a close-knit community of students and our teaching reflects that. Teaching is delivered through a diverse range of methods, not only to develop your different skills but also to enrich the learning experience. 

Our students also have access to many of the thousands of recognisable names throughout the capital and our links with industry stretch across the world. When you're not observing professionals in action, we'll be bringing them to you with a programme of regular guest speakers who will keep you informed and inspire you for the career that lies ahead of you. 

How you will be assessed

  • 100% coursework

Campus and facilities

Docklands Campus, London, E16 2RD