International Tourism Management - MSc

  • Full or part time
    Full time , Part time & On campus available
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  • Course Duration
    Full time: 12 months or 24 months in sandwich mode which includes one year's full-time paid supervised work experience; Part time: 24 months
  • MBA Program Type

Course Description

On our International Tourism Management MSc you will study the political, social, economic challenges facing the tourism industry. You will explore:

  • how innovation and entrepreneurship might provide solutions to these challenges
  • the impact this has on consumer behaviour.

Our teaching staff are recognised experts in their fields - academic who are actively researching in this area. And you will engage with industry experts through our range of events and visiting speakers. 

By working with our industry partners, you will gain ‘real world’ experience working on a Tourism Consultancy Project.

On completing the taught element of the course you have the option to take a one year, paid work placement. We will support you in finding a placement. And you will be supervised throughout by a member of our academic team.

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Learning and assessment

You will study compulsory modules which enable you to develop a deeper understanding of the complexity of international tourism.

As a member of the Bacchus Society you will have the opportunity to meet successful alumni and industry experts. And attend exciting events such as the Bacchus Alumni Awards. You will also be mentored by a senior industry professional. They will help you to develop your career prospects and professional network.

Our students and staff come from all over the world. This gives you a multicultural learning and social environment in one of the world's great student cities, Oxford. 

Learning and teaching

You will be taught through the following methods: 

  • workshops 
  • seminars 
  • lectures 
  • case study analysis 
  • one-to-one tutorials.

Your learning experience will be participative, student-centred and interactive. 

Your course tutors bring commercial expertise into the classroom, informing you of contemporary developments taking place in tourism and hospitality.

A voluntary International Business in Practice Study Trip module is included on the course.


You will be assessed on individual coursework and your dissertation or client project.

Field trips

The International Business in Practice Study Trip module allows you to experience ideas and practices of global business. During the trip you will have direct interaction with management executives and practices. You will: attend presentations from local management executives and experts go on site visits to major corporations and agencies. This study trip is voluntary and you will need to fund all costs associated with the trip. It is not linked to university assessments in any way.

We also run a study trip to Chengdu, China. If you choose the study trip (which runs in July), we will give you all the details by March so that you can make your decisions ahead of the trip in July.

If you successfully complete this non-credit bearing module, it will be recorded on your transcript as P58335 International Business in Practice: Study Trip.

Each year, there are opportunities to go on field trips such as visits to:

  • attractions
  • hotels
  • museums
  • the corporate office of a leading international hotel company.

Field trips are optional and you will need to cover the cost. Some field trips are subsidised.


96% of the research conducted by The Oxford School of Hospitality Management is internationally recognised. Our aim is to conduct research that advances academics' understanding of hospitality management.

Career prospects

This course equips you for a career in the international tourism sector. This may involve working with international tourism businesses in the private sector, such as travel agencies and tour operators, or working in the public sector with local, or national tourism organisations, destination management organisations, or government agencies. You might also consider starting your own business, or social enterprise. 

Some students choose an academic career by studying for a PhD with us, or in other universities. Our study programme provides students with excellent preparation for doctoral studies and careers in teaching in universities.

Visit the International Tourism Management - MSc page on the Oxford Brookes University web site for more details!

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Entry Requirements

Normally a minimum of a second-class honours degree or equivalent in any subject.

Entry will be subject to two satisfactory references (one of these must be an academic reference). Although useful, prior work experience in the hospitality and tourism industry is not a requirement for this course.

If English is not your first language you will need: a IELTS minimum level 6.0, (with a minimum of 6.0 in reading and writing, and 5.5 in listening and speaking).

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