The programme emphasises the ethical dimension of international tourism management alongside a sustainable approach to tourism issues in a global context.
Why study International Tourism Management?
This course is a natural pathway for tourism, business and management graduates, but it is open to all who have completed an undergraduate degree or people with significant industry experience.
You will be guided by an experienced academic team through current thinking on international tourism management, planning and development, that range from corporate governance to sustainability, international marketing to tourism planning in an international context. Optional modules include an industry work placement in London and an opportunity to carry out international fieldwork in Cuba.
The degree will equip you with a wide range of analytical, research and communication skills as you work with fellow students and undertake your own original research. You will develop senior management and leadership potential for the tourism and travel industry, underpinned by ethical and responsible business practices. The course will support you in furthering your management career in an international context.
Why St Mary's?
Supporting you is core to the St Mary's mission, with the University ranking first in London for student experience. The School of Management and Social Sciences received an overall rating of 91% for student satisfaction in the 2016 National Student Survey.
St Mary's offers students the best of both worlds: the campus is based near the river in the green and safe London Borough of Richmond-upon-Thames, but is only a half hour journey from central London.
As a Master's student you will be expected to conduct a great deal of independent work and research, supported by our experienced academic team. We will provide you with key tools: our online portal, SIMMSpace; access to our extensive electronic resources and business databases and other research sources.
In addition to your private study, you will have plenty of contact with our team of academics and guest speakers, learning through a mix of lectures, seminars, tutorials and study groups. Mirroring the business environment, teamwork is a vital component of this course and you will be expected to work closely with your fellow students.
Assessment will take the form of individual and group work that may include essays, reports, time-constrained coursework, oral presentations and consultancy projects. Each module is assessed separately and will have a maximum of two pieces of assessment. All assessments count towards your Master's award.
- Industry work placement opportunities are available as part of the programme
- Optional overseas fieldwork allows you to explore tourism management issues in an international context
- Emphasis on the ethics of international tourism management
- Develops managerial and leadership skills
- Dedicated course-specific academic tutor for one-to-one support
- Small cohorts and a supportive academic environment
- Taught on our historic Strawberry Hill campus in South West London, with direct public transport to Central London