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About the Program

About the course

The international tourism industry continues to grow and flourish increasing the need for senior planners and managers with the skills to tackle a broad range of global management issues.

From heritage, cultural, social, environmental and political matters, to questions concerning strategic management and sustainable development, this course will provide you with a critical overview of the subject.

You will gain the knowledge and skills to understand the role of critical evaluation techniques and decision-making strategies necessary to establish yourself and thrive in a senior management role.

There are six entry points through the year. This allows you to start when it is most suitable.

  • Study major aspects and developments in international tourism and how these may be positively reflected in management practice
  • Explore the interconnectedness of international tourism within its economic, technological, socio-cultural, psychological and political contexts, and deepen your knowledge of the effects of tourism on the environment
  • Develop your knowledge of academic frameworks, theories and understandings within the policy and professional practice environment of tourist enterprises and business
  • Gain access to high quality research through our Institute for Tourism Research (INTOUR) and draw on numerous practical projects and case studies from a range of national and international organisations in the commercial, public and third sectors
  • Benefit from our extensive links with industry, many of which provide opportunities for internships and possible employment.
  • The University of Bedfordshire is a member of The Association for Tourism in Higher Education (ATHE). ATHE is the subject association for tourism in higher education in the UK. It represents universities that are leading providers of tourism programmes

Entry Requirements


To apply for a place on a postgraduate course (MA/MSc/MBA) at the University of Bedfordshire you should have a good first degree and the required English language qualification


To apply for a postgraduate degree (MA/MSc/MBA/LLM) at the University of Bedfordshire you should have a good honours degree (or equivalent qualification) in an appropriate subject from a recognised university or HE institution.

We will also consider candidates with other relevant qualifications or appropriate work experience.

You also need to have the required English language qualification

Unit Information - What will I learn?

  • Business Dissertation (MAR042-6) Compulsory
  • Marketing And The Digital Future (MAR039-6) Compulsory
  • Performance Achievement Planning (BSS072-6) Compulsory
  • Strategic Management (BSS050-6) Compulsory
  • Tourism Policy And Practice (TAL046-6) Compulsory
  • Tourism, Society And Culture (TAL047-6) Compulsory

How will I be assessed?

A number of different assessment methods will contribute to your development and will enhance your employability. We consider it essential that comprehensive feedback is provided in due time so it is integrated in your learning process. When group work is required, the marks given will be individual following the University of Bedfordshire's regulatory scheme. The intensive character of this courses delivery is consistent with the need for graduates to accumulate knowledge fast and express the outcome of this process in a way that is meaningful and comprehensive. Welcome and induction activities will be followed immediately by a week of intensive direct contact time followed by your own contribution through individual learning, which will take you to your first assessment point. At the end of your six-week block, your final assessment will be due. You are required to submit the assessment identified for each unit of study. Details of the core learning outcomes, threshold standards, assessment criteria and M-Level criteria are identified in the Course Handbook and/or unit handbook. The assessment you complete will depend on the units you choose. As far as possible, assessment across units has been designed to give you experience of a wide range of assessment tools. There are two assessments across most units. The first assessments usually require you to carry out a presentation or submit a report at an early stage of the unit and carry a lower weighting than the final assessment. The second assessments are usually longer and involve elements such as further reflection, critical review of a body of literature, critical analysis of any data sought, reference to wide ranging policies, engagement with current debates, analysis of weaknesses and identification of solutions. The course provides you with a carefully planned and coherent sequence of learning opportunities that facilitates your development via formative and summative assessments. In order to support student learning, monitor performance and provide appropriate feedback, formative (0 weighted or non-graded) tasks are designed such as in class discussion, debate, group work and case study presentation. The provision of formative feedbacks is on-going, along the week where the formative assessment has been set. The provision of formative feedback is therefore built into the learning experience. Summative feedback on assessments will be provided within 10 days of the submission date. Finally, Referrals will take place during the examination week of the next block with the assessment tasks being available no later than week 3. Retakes will be taken at the next available opportunity when the required unit is running.

Program Details

Starting dates :

12th September 2022

Program level :


Education form :

On Campus

Available spots :



Avg Cost of Tuition/Year

9,719.00 USD

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