Tourism and Hospitality MSc

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Tourism and Hospitality MSc

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    Key Information

    • Study Level:

      Master

    • Duration:

      1 Years

    • Study Mode:

      Full Time

    • Start Date:

      30 September 2019

    • Tuition Fees EU/EEA:

      £ 6,000 Per Year

      These fees apply to students from the EU/EEA

    • Tuition Fees International :

      £ 12,500

      These fees apply to students from outside the EU/EEA

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    Course Summary

    The University of Sunderland’s MSc in Tourism and Hospitality is of interest to two different types of students. One type consists of recent graduates of a related undergraduate program, such as Sunderland’s BSc in tourism and Hospitality Management. The other group either have an undergraduate degree in an unrelated field or no first degree at all. Instead, they have several years of real world working experience in the industry, and are ready to get the management specific training they will need to take on a more responsible role.

    The program is delivered by a highly respected business department whose research has been ranked as ‘world leading’ by the most recent Teaching Excellence Framework. It is a member of the Association of Business Schools and has been ranked in 3rd place overall in the UK Engagement Survey for 2018. They ranked 4th place for Assessment and 2nd in all of the UK for Retention and Progression.

    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.

    Modules Include:

    • Tourism Concepts and Issues

    This module will familiarise you with the latest developments in the tourism and hospitality industry, both in the UK and abroad. It will also prepare you to face likely industry challenges.

    • Research Methods for the Service Sector

    Here you’ll explore the different types of research which have the most relevance to industries in this sector, and how to use them to best effect. Includes market and competitor research.

    • Hospitality Management Studies

    This module will examine several examples of management techniques which have led businesses within the industry to success, and to failure.

    • Current Practices in the Visitor Economy

     You’ll study one of the fastest growing segments of the global economy in great depth, and learn how businesses find niches and large markets, and shape themselves to serve these markets.

    Learning & Teaching

    The University of Sunderland relies on a wide range of different learning and teaching methods to deliver its degree programs. You’ll engage in a great deal of self-directed study and reading, practical exercises (learning by doing), engage in study visits to organisations in the hospitality industry, and attend guest lectures delivered by important personalities in the industry and academia. You’ll be assessed throughout the degree program, based on your portfolio, your written and resented work and your examination marks.

    Career Possiblities

    An MSc is recognised by employers in this industry as a valuable asset. It marks you as a highly skilled graduate with potential to be a leader within their organisation. They’ll know that you have a deep understanding of the industry as well as the skills you’ll need to manage staff within many types of organisations. You might seek a role in catering management, bar or restaurant management, doing marketing for a destination resort. 

    Entry Credit

    Successful completion will result in a 1 year MSc degree.

    Applicants must typically have earned 3 GCSE passes including Maths and English, or the international equivalent. 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. An IELTS score of 6.0 overall and with no section scoring less than 5.5 would qualify, for example.

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