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Course starts: 28 September 2020Apply now
An MSc is an internationally respected qualification. In one year you will develop a strategic understanding of all aspects of tourism and events management.
This Masters course brings together a social science approach to tourism and events with the development of job-related skills and employability. You’ll complete theoretical modules ‘Tourism Concepts and Issues’ and ‘Critical Theories and Methods for Tourism’, and in the final phase of the course you’ll complete a major project personal to your interests and career aspirations.
You will be taught by passionate academics who produce world-leading research. A typical week for you will include lectures, seminars, study visits and group work. These are supported by a range of guest speakers from diverse academic and industry backgrounds.
Compared to an undergraduate course, you will find that this Masters course requires a higher level of independent working. Your progress will be assessed by essays, exams, presentations, portfolios of evidence and a dissertation.
Some modules have prerequisites. Read more about what this means in our Help and Advice article.
Our typical offer is
in a subject related area and/or relevant industry experience.
We also require three passes at GCSE grade C or above, which must include Mathematics and English Language, or an equivalent qualification, for example; a minimum of Level 2 Key Skills in Communication and Application of Number. If you have studied for a new GCSE for which you will be awarded a numerical grade then you will need to achieve a grade 4 or above.
If English is not your first language we will require an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with an overall score of 6.0 and at least 5.5 or higher in each component: reading, writing, listening and speaking. An alternative approved Secure English Language Test (SELT) can also be considered if the applicant's element scores are equivalent to those required for IELTS.
The annual fee for this course is:
If you are not sure whether you qualify as a UK, EU or international student, find out more in our Help and Advice article.
Take a look at the Your Finances section to find out about the scholarships and bursaries that may be available to you.
This information was correct at the time of publication.
An MSc is a challenging qualification which requires significant dedication. Employers recognise its worth, and the value that an MSc-qualified tourism and events leader can bring to their organisation. This Masters course equips you with the skills and understanding to progress rapidly in tourism and events management. Potential employers include events management companies, conference and exhibition centres, events venues, hotel and resort management, attractions and museums, destination marketing agencies and tourism companies.
Institute of Hospitality
We are a member of the Institute of Hospitality's Education Membership Scheme. The Institute of Hospitality is the professional body for aspiring managers studying in the hospitality, leisure and tourism industry. It has been the industry’s leading network for more than 70 years, and it promotes the highest professional standards of management and education.
You can choose to undertake a work-based learning module to further enhance your employability. Sunderland has an excellent record on employability - 95.8% of our graduates are in employment or further study within six months of graduating, according to DLHE 2015/16 (based on UK postgraduate students).
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