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MSc Tourism Marketing Management

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  • Delivery:
    Full time according to Funding Council definitions, Part-Time

We are one of the top universities in the world for the study of tourism and hospitality, ranked 2nd in the UK (8th in the world) for hospitality and leisure management according to the QS University Rankings 2018 and 2nd in the UK (12th in the world) for hospitality and tourism management according to the Shanghai Rankings of Academic Subjects 2018.

This Master’s degree is a conversion course – intended for students who have not studied the subject previously, and ideal for graduates who would like to change subjects or career direction. It aims to establish your understanding of the principles of tourism marketing management, providing you with a framework to understand business development and marketing planning.

Specifically, it examines the relationships between the customer experience and marketing organisations, research planning, budgeting, marketing strategies and communication. 

You’ll develop a critical understanding of contemporary issues in marketing and the ability to question current marketing patterns and trends. In that context, attention is given to the use of IT and social media in destination management and marketing.

The speed of change in the global tourism and hospitality industries means that students need to be kept abreast of contemporary issues. This is achieved through our close links with industry and an opportunity for students to engage in a full-time work placement.

This course is delivered by a team of research-active, internationally recognised experts with a wide range of industry and academic experience. This includes Professor Dimitrios Buhalis, who is known for his work on technology in tourism research, practice, and education and is one of the most cited authors in the world on tourism marketing. This ensures that discussion in lectures and seminars is informed by both cutting edge research and practice.

Gain a more detailed insight about this course by watching our online presentation, delivered by Senior Lecturer Dr Susanna Curtin.

Key information

Next start date:

September 2018, January 2019, September 2019

Location:

Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus

Duration:

September: 1 year full-time (16 months with optional study exchange). January: 16 months full-time (18 months with optional study exchange), 2 years part-time or with optional 30-week work placement

Accreditations:

United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO); The Tourism Management Institute

Required subjects:

All subjects considered

Entry requirements:

A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 in any subject or equivalent.

International entry requirements:

If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS 6.0 (Academic) with a minimum of 5.5 in each component of writing, speaking, listening and reading. For more information check out our full entry requirements.

Course details

If you want to study part-time, you’ll study alongside full-time students over two years. You'll be expected to study a minimum of three units per year, along with your dissertation towards the end of your second year. The timetable for when units take place varies each year but the typical delivery for one unit is four hours a week, split between two sessions, so you will be required to be on campus at least two days a week. We can work with you to consider the timetable and make an appropriate individual plan in terms of which order to study which units.

Download the programme specification (pdf 454kb)

Placements

An exciting and valuable part of your studies with us is the opportunity to gain valuable experience through full-time paid industrial placements, for a minimum of 30 weeks. You will have the option to start your placement when the taught part of the programme finishes, usually in April (for September students) and in August (for January students).

Find out more about postgraduate placements

Your application

This course will be suited to applicants who:

  • Are creative and enthusiastic
  • Are able to work to tight and competing deadlines
  • Are able to work independently as well as enjoy working with other people
  • Can adapt to working with students from a diverse range of cultural backgrounds.

How to apply

Entry requirements

Careers

This course provides you with the opportunity to become immersed in the Faculty of Management and gives you a unique opportunity to mix with a diverse range of nationalities. This will increase your intercultural competence, which is vital preparation for working in a mixed-nationality workforce or dealing with a mixed-nationality clientele.

Costs and fees

You can find full information about the deposits required and how to pay your fees in our postgraduate fees and funding section, including details of the Postgraduate Loan (subject to fee status).

All fees are quoted in pounds sterling and are per annum. Fees quoted are for tuition only unless stated otherwise. Your tuition fees will be the same for each year of your course.

Find out more about living expenses for postgraduate students

Our staff

On this course you will be taught by staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the unit. This could include senior academic staff, qualified professional practitioners and research students, many of whom are actively engaged in research and/or professional practice which is integrated into the teaching of this course. You may also benefit from guest lectures from industry, including our alumni.

You can find out more about some of the staff that are currently teaching on the course and their research activities below. Please note that teaching staff can change.