International Tourism Development MA

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Duration
1 Year
Location
Waterside
Start Date
September

Overview Updated 25/09/2018

This course is designed to provide you with a substantial theoretical and practical understanding of the role and contribution of the tourism industry in the context of international development. You will gain the skills required to manage sustainable tourism businesses, alongside the specialisms of strategic destination management and marketing. You will explore tourism’s relationship with the socio-economic and political contexts within international development, tourism disasters affecting tourist destinations, and the role of tourism in the development of countries that have experienced conflict. Our International Tourism Development course places particular emphasis upon the micro-economic contribution of enterprise projects in supporting development and sustainability, in line with the University’s Changemaker ethos.

 

Course

Highlights

  • International study trips available.

Additional

Information

Opportunities Abroad

In previous years students have participated in an optional study trip to an international destination. The cost of this optional trip would not normally exceed £500 for flights and accommodation. You may need to allow an additional £100 for your expenses.

The programme team also aims to provide a regional or national study trip annually to a tourism attraction or exhibition. In some cases you may be required to contribute to the cost of entry; this would normally not exceed £50.00.

Course Details

The International Tourism Development course encourages you to analyse and evaluate key issues within the tourism industry. You will investigate the relationship between sustainable development principles and the management of destinations to achieve long-term viability as well as the role of event tourism in destination development as a catalyst for physical, economic and socio-cultural regeneration. In addition, the course provides you with an insight into the political economies surrounding development and the contribution that tourism makes to a destination’s risk mitigation and social renewal after disasters and post-conflict scenarios.

Read more…

Open Days

Discover your Course

Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying with us.

To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

Careers

Career Opportunities

If you are interested in pursuing a specialist career in destination management, sustainable tourism management or international development then studying the International Tourism Development is an ideal progression for you.

Our graduates have gone on to work within development organisations, NGOs, aid organisations, post conflict and disaster charities, as well as public and private sector tourism organisations.

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Enquire online
Online enquiry form

Applying for 2019
Facebook Applicant Group

Office hours:
Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

Phone Call

0300 303 2772
+44 (0)1604 892134
+44 (0)1604 892546

 

Entry Requirements

To be accepted onto this programme you will normally need to hold a recognised First or Second Class Honours degree from a UK university (or an international equivalent). We consider a wide range of first degree disciplines, which include travel, tourism, and international development. If English is not your first language, you will need to demonstrate that you meet the minimum English language requirement of IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent).

For more more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

If you are an International student and would like information on making an application, please see our How to Apply page.

English Language Requirements

All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

  • Minimum standard – IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent)
    for study at postgraduate level.

For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

Course Content

  • Political Economies of International Development (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: IRDM078
    Core Module Y
  • International Sustainable Tourism (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: LEIM010
    Core Module Y
  • Strategic Destination Management (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: LEIM020
    Core Module Y
  • Risk, Crisis and Post-conflict Management in Tourism (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: LEIM011
    Core Module Y
  • Strategic Events Management (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: LEIM012
    Core Module Y
  • Managing Across Cultures (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: HRMM061
    Core Module Y
  • Dissertation​ and Research Methods (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: LEIM031
    Core Module Y

Module information is quoted for 17/18 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.

Facilities &

Special Features

Ashoka U is the global association of the world’s leading universities supporting social entrepreneurs; those working together to create solutions for the world’s most urgent social problems. Our International Tourism Development course emphasises this philosophy, through Ashoka Changemaker projects.

Postgraduate Opportunities

Graduate Discount Scheme

Our graduate discount scheme is open to graduates of the University of Northampton who enrol on a full master’s programme with us in the year 2018/19.

Qualifying students will receive 20% discount on the full tuition fee for their Master’s course.

*Find out if you are eligible for 20% fee discount by visiting our webpage.

Research

We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

Business and Enterprise

We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

Fees & Funding

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time:£7,150
Part Time:£3,180 in Year One (80 credits) and £3,975 in Year 2 (100 credits)

Please note that tuition fees for EU students will remain the same as UK fees for 2018/19. For more information, please visit the Gov UK website.

Postgraduate Loans
If you are starting a postgraduate Master’s course in 2018/19 either full-time or part-time* you may be able to apply for a postgraduate loan of up to £10,609 through Student Finance England.

*Please note that the maximum period of study allowed for part-time courses is two years.

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

International: £12,200

For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student, please see our International scholarships page.

Postgraduate Loans
If you are starting a postgraduate Master’s course in 2018/19 either full-time or part-time* you may be able to apply for a postgraduate loan of up to £10,609 through Student Finance England.

*Please note that the maximum period of study allowed for part-time courses is two years.

Scholarships

Dr Mike Daniel Research Degree Scholarship

The Dr Mike Daniel Research Degree Scholarship awards £500 to a postgraduate research degree student at the University of Northampton. Dr Mike Daniel was Pro…

EU and International Scholarships

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Updated 25/09/2018

  • This course is designed to provide you with a substantial theoretical and practical understanding of the role and contribution of the tourism industry in the context of international development. You will gain the skills required to manage sustainable tourism businesses, alongside the specialisms of strategic destination management and marketing. You will explore tourism’s relationship with the socio-economic and political contexts within international development, tourism disasters affecting tourist destinations, and the role of tourism in the development of countries that have experienced conflict. Our International Tourism Development course places particular emphasis upon the micro-economic contribution of enterprise projects in supporting development and sustainability, in line with the University’s Changemaker ethos.

     

    Course

    Highlights

    • International study trips available.
  • The International Tourism Development course encourages you to analyse and evaluate key issues within the tourism industry. You will investigate the relationship between sustainable development principles and the management of destinations to achieve long-term viability as well as the role of event tourism in destination development as a catalyst for physical, economic and socio-cultural regeneration. In addition, the course provides you with an insight into the political economies surrounding development and the contribution that tourism makes to a destination’s risk mitigation and social renewal after disasters and post-conflict scenarios.

    Read more…

    Additional

    Information

    Opportunities Abroad

    In previous years students have participated in an optional study trip to an international destination. The cost of this optional trip would not normally exceed £500 for flights and accommodation. You may need to allow an additional £100 for your expenses.

    The programme team also aims to provide a regional or national study trip annually to a tourism attraction or exhibition. In some cases you may be required to contribute to the cost of entry; this would normally not exceed £50.00.

    • Discover your Course

      Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

      Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying with us.

      To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

    • Career Opportunities

      If you are interested in pursuing a specialist career in destination management, sustainable tourism management or international development then studying the International Tourism Development is an ideal progression for you.

      Our graduates have gone on to work within development organisations, NGOs, aid organisations, post conflict and disaster charities, as well as public and private sector tourism organisations.

  • To be accepted onto this programme you will normally need to hold a recognised First or Second Class Honours degree from a UK university (or an international equivalent). We consider a wide range of first degree disciplines, which include travel, tourism, and international development. If English is not your first language, you will need to demonstrate that you meet the minimum English language requirement of IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent).

    For more more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

    If you are an International student and would like information on making an application, please see our How to Apply page.

    English Language Requirements

    All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

    • Minimum standard – IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent)
      for study at postgraduate level.

    For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

    Contacts

    Course enquiries
    study@northampton.ac.uk

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Enquire online
    Online enquiry form

    Applying for 2019
    Facebook Applicant Group

    Office hours:
    Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
    Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

    Phone Call

    0300 303 2772

    +44 (0)1604 892134

    +44 (0)1604 892546

    • Political Economies of International Development (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: IRDM078
      Core Module Y
    • International Sustainable Tourism (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: LEIM010
      Core Module Y
    • Strategic Destination Management (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: LEIM020
      Core Module Y
    • Risk, Crisis and Post-conflict Management in Tourism (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: LEIM011
      Core Module Y
    • Strategic Events Management (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: LEIM012
      Core Module Y
    • Managing Across Cultures (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: HRMM061
      Core Module Y
    • Dissertation​ and Research Methods (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: LEIM031
      Core Module Y

    Module information is quoted for 17/18 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.

    • Graduate Discount Scheme

      Our graduate discount scheme is open to graduates of the University of Northampton who enrol on a full master’s programme with us in the year 2018/19.

      Qualifying students will receive 20% discount on the full tuition fee for their Master’s course.

      *Find out if you are eligible for 20% fee discount by visiting our webpage.

    • We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

      Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

    • We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

      Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

  • Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time:£7,150
    Part Time:£3,180 in Year One (80 credits) and £3,975 in Year 2 (100 credits)

    Please note that tuition fees for EU students will remain the same as UK fees for 2018/19. For more information, please visit the Gov UK website.

    Postgraduate Loans
    If you are starting a postgraduate Master’s course in 2018/19 either full-time or part-time* you may be able to apply for a postgraduate loan of up to £10,609 through Student Finance England.

    *Please note that the maximum period of study allowed for part-time courses is two years.

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    International: £12,200

    For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student, please see our International scholarships page.

    Postgraduate Loans
    If you are starting a postgraduate Master’s course in 2018/19 either full-time or part-time* you may be able to apply for a postgraduate loan of up to £10,609 through Student Finance England.

    *Please note that the maximum period of study allowed for part-time courses is two years.

    Scholarships

    Dr Mike Daniel Research Degree Scholarship

    The Dr Mike Daniel Research Degree Scholarship awards £500 to a postgraduate research degree student at the University of Northampton. Dr Mike Daniel was Pro…

    EU and International Scholarships

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Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour