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An MSc is an internationally respected qualification. In one year you will develop the skills and knowledge to advance rapidly in tourism and hospitality management.
This Masters course takes a social science approach to tourism and hospitality and combines it with practical skills for the workplace. You’ll complete theoretical modules ‘Tourism Concepts and Issues’ and ‘Critical Theories and Methods for Tourism, Hospitality and Events’, and in the final phase of the course you’ll complete a major project personal to your interests and career aspirations.
You’ll 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, presentations, portfolios of evidence and a dissertation.
Part-time students can expect around three hours of contact time a week.
Some modules have prerequisites. Read more about what this means in our Help and Advice article.
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 email@example.com for further advice.
We require you 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 learned 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.
Part-time fees are £403 per 10 credits. Please note that part-time courses are not available to international students who require a Student visa to study in the UK.
Part-time fees are £417 per 10 credits. Please note that part-time courses are not available to international students who require a Student visa to study in the UK.
*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 22/23 and 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.
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 graduate can bring to their organisation. This Masters course equips you with the skills and understanding to progress rapidly in tourism and hospitality management, and potential employers include hotel and resort management, attractions and museums, destination marketing agencies, tourism companies, restaurant and bar management and catering management.
The Enterprise Place
If you have a good idea for a new business and have the dedication and motivation to make it happen, then we want to hear from you. The Enterprise Place, based on-campus at St Peter's Gate Business Centre, is the perfect environment for entrepreneurial students and graduates to turn their business ideas into reality. You will have access to free hot desk space, IT facilities, specialist advice and support and business mentors and networking opportunities.
To find out more about how we can help you start a business, please contact the University's Enterprise Team at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0191 515 3751.
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