ResM Tourism and Hospitality

Our Tourism and Hospitality ResM opportunities help you research and solve a practical problem that is of direct value to your company or your career in events, tourism, hospitality, travel, cruise or heritage interpretation and management, and with our modern languages academics as part of the team, French and Spanish culture and society. It will help progress higher level research in your chosen field, while supporting the development of your own professional practice.

Programme overview

Your research and practice programme is based on attaining 180 masters-level credits. This comprises a 60-credit module, action research, which updates your skills with the latest methodologies in the field of practice-based research. 

The remaining 120 credits are based on a dissertation (25,000 word equivalent). This will encourage you to consider research and analyse an issue, possibly one current in your workplace or that will take your career to the next stage.

Key features

Your bespoke programme is designed in agreement with two supervisors and can include fieldwork, study days, seminars, short courses, working weekends, tutorials and the use of Web 2.0 technology. This should mean that your study fits in with the needs of your working life and career.

Practice-based activities allow you to produce professional material for your career and for assessment purposes, often called practicums.

Routes to choose from:

  • ResM Strategic Hotel Management
  • ResM Cruise Management
  • ResM Events Management
  • ResM Heritage Interpretation
  • ResM Service Industry
  • ResM Travel Writing
  • ResM French Culture and Society
  • ResM Spanish Culture and Society.

Examples of ResM projects:

  • Travel writing
  • Destination image design
  • Museum interpretation texts
  • Exhibition catalogue essays.

Tourism and Hospitality ResM bursary available for October 2017 start

£2000 bursary is available for Tourism and Hospitality ResM programmes

School of Tourism and Hospitality invites Home and EU applications for a part-time ResM bursary starting in October 2017.

The competitive bursary is attached to any research project in food writing, travel writing or place branding or in the area of French or Spanish cultural studies, particularly when allied to tourism or heritage management.

The bursary covers a fee-waiver of £2000 from the total tuition fees over the 24 months.

More information about the programme and how to apply.

Travel Writing ResM testimonial – Zoë Roberts

The ResM provided a positive and safe academic research environment in which I had the freedom to explore my passion for travel writing and test various research questions under the guidance of an extremely supportive and generous supervisory team.

BSc (Hons) Tourism Management graduate Zoë Roberts talks about her experience on the ResM Travel Writing degree.

Read Zoë's testimonial

Lionel Ball – Paris based postgraduate student in museum and gallery curation

There’s a real sense of enthusiasm from the lecturers at the university and the students in tourism are friendly and helpful joining us on trips to explore the other National Trust and English Heritage properties around Devon and Cornwall.

Career opportunities

Potential careers include travel specialist, change leader, consultant, tourism engineer, events manager, gallery and museum curator, creative, heritage interpretation, travel writer and product developer.

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold a degree and have experience of the travel, hotel or heritage industries. You should prepare a written brief of 100 words outlining your main practical project.




Two years part time.

How to apply

For full details on how to apply please visit our postgraduate pages