The MSc Sustainable Tourism Development & Management builds on existing expertise and knowledge in the fields of sustainable tourism, tourism entrepreneurship and innovation, political economy of tourism, cultural and heritage tourism management, destination marketing and strategic tourism management. It is an innovative future-looking postgraduate course designed to provide you with a an in-depth understanding of global tourism business activity and its relationship to destination economies. You’ll also be prepared for the enormous challenges facing tourism managers, entrepreneurs policy-makers and indeed, tourists themselves, as we deal with the legacy of the pandemic, 'future-proof' tourism destinations and business against coming crises. This Masters draws upon the research expertise, knowledge and experience of the global tourism industries area as well as engagement with a range of diverse practitioners. It combines rigorous academic ideas with problem-solving and practical skills to equip postgraduate students with industry-based knowledge and competences to enable them to excel in the globalised business environment in which the contemporary tourism business and the industry operate.
What you'll learn
This course engages with some of the most pressing issues of the day needed to rebuild, restructure and transform tourism commerce and destinations in line with new and innovative business models aligned with principles of sustainability and the Sustainable Development Goals. Many destinations have already moved to address various crises and rethink the organisation and structure of their tourism industries along new and innovative sustainable models. It is vital therefore that we produce high calibre graduates and environmental-attuned 'conscious' tourism entrepreneurs that are prepared to address these challenges and help shape the tourism industries of the future.