This Masters course takes a social science approach to tourism and hospitality and combines it with practical skills for the workplace. We have designed our stimulating course to give you a head start in the tourism and hospitality sectors, which are part of one of the world’s largest industries.
We welcome applications from graduates of any discipline. You will learn theoretical approaches through modules such as ‘Critical Tourism Theory and Methods’ and ‘International Tourism and Development’. There is also a core module in ‘Hospitality Management Studies’. We organise field trips and company visits to put your learning into context and we offer an optional work-based learning module.
The final phase of the course is a major project that you negotiate with your tutors to reflect your particular interests and chosen career path. For example, your project could have special relevance to the skill sets required by hotel managers, resort coordinators or restaurant entrepreneurs.
The University of Sunderland is a member of the Institute of Hospitality's Education Membership Scheme.
Tutors at Sunderland have active research interests including cultural geographies of tourism, tourism political economies, heritage management and events. This research adds extra depth to our teaching and supervision, enhancing your learning experience.
If you prefer, we also offer a part-time Tourism and Hospitality MSc at Sunderland and a full-time Tourism and Hospitality MSc at our London Campus.