MSc Tourism and Hospitality Management

With a strong managerial focus, this programme will furnish students with a combination of tourism and hospitality theory, operational skills and practical methods of analysis. Students can take the opportunity to study the related areas of tourism and hospitality within a single programme to ensure they have the tools to become a confident and high executive-level manager in the international tourism and hospitality sector.

Our graduates hold managerial positions in hotels, airlines, tour operators, the cruise industry, government tourism ministries and universities around the world. Transferable skills gained from us also allow our graduates to work in other sectors such as investment banks, and import and export businesses.

Key features

  • Join our successful graduates who hold management positions in hotels, airlines, tour operators and travel agencies, the cruise industry, government tourism ministries and universities around the world.
  • Learn from research-active staff at the forefront of knowledge, conducting research into areas such as the social impacts of tourism, the relationship between tourism and crime, working conditions in the industry, the adoption and reporting of corporate social responsibility, tourism education, and literary and heritage tourism in Cornwall.
  • This course is offered part-time and is suitable for those with experience of the service sector.
  • Secure relevant work experience through short internships during the third term.
  • Students will gain transferable skills which allow them to work in other sectors such as investment banks and import and export businesses.

Course details

The programme explores subjects such as sustainable destination development and crisis management, experience design and digital marketing, trends and revenue management in hospitality, and leading, managing and developing people. Students will learn to assess their own self-development and develop team leadership and presentation skills.

Our programme has developed close relationship with tourism and hospitality industry. Students can access a range of industry engagement opportunities such consultancy projects for real businesses, guest sessions from industry practitioners, industry-led workshops and fieldwork visits to travel related exhibitions and destinations. Such opportunities help students to develop critical insights into the industry.

A range of assessment methods, including essays, reports, case-studies and oral presentations, will be used to measure student performance academically and in relation to experiences in the workplace. Most importantly, MSc candidates will have the whole year to undertake a capstone project under supervision of a specific supervisor. Students will also benefit from research method training workshops.

Core modules

  • THM7002 Sustainable Destination Development and Crisis Management
  • THM7003 Experience Design and Digital Marketing
  • THM7001 Trends and Revenue Management in Hospitality
  • HRL7005 Leading, Managing and Developing People
  • PBS7000J Capstone Project
Every postgraduate taught course has a detailed programme specification document describing the programme aims, the programme structure, the teaching and learning methods, the learning outcomes and the rules of assessment. The following programme specification represents the latest programme structure and may be subject to change:

Programme specification

The modules shown for this course or programme are those being studied by current students, or expected new modules. Modules are subject to change depending on year of entry.

Entry requirements

Students would normally be expected to have a second class honours degree or an equivalent award in any subject.

Please view the country specific pages for further information regarding the equivalency of your degree. International applicants will be required to provide evidence of their English language ability, for example by achieving an IELTS score of 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in each element) or equivalent. English language requirements. Pre-sessional English language courses are available if you do not meet these requirements.

We welcome applicants with international qualifications. To view other accepted qualifications please refer to our tariff glossary.


Scholarships are available for postgraduate taught programmes.

How to apply

Applications should be made through our partner institution:

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