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Fast-track your career in the hospitality, leisure and tourism industry. Progress rapidly in tourism and events management. Qualify for senior roles with significant responsibility.
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 ‘Current Practices in the Visitor Economy’, 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.
Interested in getting into the Tourism and Hospitality industry? Studying at the University of Sunderland in the School of Hospitality, Events, Aviation and Tourism will allow you to see the world, learn from key industry figures and get the real-life experience you need, along with much more.
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New for 2022 we’ve expanded our Hospitality, Events, Aviation, and Tourism offering by introducing a new postgraduate course in Sustainable Tourism. This cutting-edge course will cover a range of topics around the sustainability of regions, cultures, and attractions.
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Our typical offer is:
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If you already hold a postgraduate qualification, please see our Applying for additional postgraduate degrees Help and Advice article.
If you don't meet our standard entry requirements, you can take one of the foundation pathways at our partners ONCAMPUS Sunderland. Find out more information and whether your course is eligible on our ONCAMPUS page.
If your qualification is not listed above, please contact the Student Administration team at firstname.lastname@example.org for further advice.
We usually require applicants to hold at least a 2:2 honours degree or equivalent.
Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)
If you feel you already know some of the topics covered in this course, either due to previous learning or from experience of work, then you may not need to study all of the course. Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) is the name given to the process of gaining credit towards a qualification because of something you have learnt in the past. If you are eligible for APL you won't have to learn the same topic again, and so you can be exempt from a module, set of modules or year of a course. If you think you may be eligible for APL, please contact the course leader.
If English is not your first language, please see our English language requirements.
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*European Union (EU), EEA (European Economic Area), and Swiss nationals who do not qualify for the EU Settlement Scheme are classed as international, however, for 23/24 admission you will receive a European student fee scholarship and will pay the home tuition fee rate for the duration of your studies. The discounted fee will be reflected in your offer letter. Learn 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.
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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.
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