Tourism and Event Management MSc

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Tourism and Event Management MSc

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    Key Information

    • Study Level:

      Master

    • Duration:

      1 Years

    • Study Mode:

      Full Time/Part Time

    • Start Date:

      01 September 2019

    • Tuition Fees EU/EEA:

      £ 7,700 Per Year

      These fees apply to students from the EU/EEA

    • Tuition Fees International :

      £ 12,420

      These fees apply to students from outside the EU/EEA

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    Course Summary

    An MSc in Tourism and Event Management from Canterbury Christ Church University gives you a lot more than dry, theoretical learning. You’ll get a great deal of real, practical experience which will be highly respected by employers or by investors of you seek to open your own business after graduation.

    You’ll learn the kinds of skills that the international events and tourism industries have indicated are most in demand for Master’s level graduates. In the final semester, you’ll complete a Dissertation. This will in many ways define your future career pathway, so choose wisely!

    This course is ideal for new graduates with little or no work experience. It will convey what you need to know before you can embark on a fast track to management career path in some of the UK’s fastest growing industries. As there is a heavy focus on employability and work-based learning, you’ll be in an excellent position when you graduate.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    Course Outline

    This degree program is typically delivered over a single year at full time. You’ll choose two optional modules, in addition to the set core modules.

    Core Modules Include:

    • Research Methods in Social and Applied Sciences

    This will convey research techniques generally and as they apply to the tourism and events industry.

    • Event Design and Production

    Here you’ll learn to plan, design and produce events in a way that gives good audience experiences.

    • International Tourism Policy and Planning

    Here you’ll see how changing geopolitical and economic events affect policy, and vice versa.

    • Applied Management Contexts in Tourism and Events

    Here you’ll learn to apply general management theory to the peculiarities of the tourism and events industries.

    • Dissertation

    This should display your management skills and capacity for original ideas. Ideally it will be closely related to your chosen career pathway.

    Optional Modules Include:

    • Managing Resources
    • Visitor Management
    • Contemporary Marketing
    • CSR and Ethics
    • Creative Destinations

    Learning & Teaching

    Taught modules will be delivered in a variety of ways, depending on the nature of the material and the skills or preferences of the course tutor. Teaching methods include supervisor-led tutorials, problem based learning (in groups), small seminars, virtual learning simulations, skills workshops, practical classes, and interactive lectures. Modules in the main section of this course typically begin with foundational content, leading up to advanced materials in the latter sessions.

    Career Possiblities

    This course will prepare you to take on a wide range of challenging but rewarding roles in the national or international tourism industries, or in the events management industry specifically.  You’ll also gain many highly transferrable skills and you might form your own start up, go into personnel management in the retail sector, or become a general manager in the manufacturing or service industries. Ultimately, your career pathway will depend on your specialty.

    Entry Credit

    Successful completion will result in a 1 year MSc degree.

    Applicants must typically have earned at least a 2:2 Honours degree to apply, but other qualifications are also accepted. The full list of accepted qualifications can be found here.

    All classes are taught in English, and international students will be required to show proficiency in English by scoring well on an approved test. A good IELTS score would qualify, for example.

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