Master in Hospitality Management & Eco-Tourism
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The objective of the Master in Hospitality Management and Eco-Tourism is to provide tourism industry professionals with the specialist knowledge needed to advance their careers, or for graduates entering the tourism and hospitality sector to gain the skills needed to manage business operations. The Master will provide you with a contemporary, critical, and international programme that supports your development as a manager with a lifelong-learning orientation.
The programme focuses on the sustainable side of the hospitality and tourism industry.
This Master enables you to analyse complex management problems and to apply and adapt specialist skills and technical terminology to propose solutions to these issues, informed by best practice and contemporary research.
Jade Fletcher, CEO Jade Greens production and lecturer
Jade Fletcher, Business School lecturer
The aim of this module is to develop your understanding of strategic management and marketing in tourism and hospitality organisations. You will study a range of organisations and apply theories to understand strategic decision-making processes and strategic marketing.
The objective of this module is to develop your ability to analyse the role of tourism and the visitor economy in modern international tourism destinations from a range of theoretical perspectives. You will gain a critical understanding of the broader mindset required to manage and market tourism in modern international destinations.
This module will enhance your critical understanding of the principles of tourism policies and how these relate to issues of sustainable development. You will evaluate theories of international development and apply these to a tourism context. You will also apply growth indicators and create proposals for tourism projects to address development problems.
The purpose of this module is to enhance your ability to critically analyse the role of technology within the tourism and hospitality industry, including the evaluation of the impact of new and emerging technologies. You will consider the emergence of the digital concept and analyse the influence of social media from both consumer and organisation perspectives.
In this module, students will understand a range of theoretical and empirical approaches to organisational behaviour in the tourism and hospitality industry. You will examine concepts of culture and its multifaceted impacts on managerial behaviour and also review and analyse complex issues that managers have to resolve. You will gain a detailed grounding in managing different culturals and in the management of diverse individuals, groups and teams.
Advanced Research Methods is to develop learners’ research skills and their ability to analyse and critique a range of research paradigms and techniques in a tourism and hospitality research context. The unit will provide you with the right skills and knowledge required to identify and investigate problems and issues and to apply appropriate research methods.
Trip to Barcelona (Spain)
With the ‘impact internship’ students will have the opportunity to complete a paid placement within a company.
This will allow you to work full-time in an organisation of your choice. The internship will last from 3 to 6 months for a minimum of 25 hours a week.
This is a chance for students to gain experience along side their studies, earn credits for their achievements, and stand out on the job market. At the end of your placement, you will have to write a report.
Careers in Hospitality and Tourism
Successful completion of this programme will enable you to progress into or within employment in the hospitality sector.
There are numerous jobs in the hospitality and tourism sector that relate directly to your degree:
We offer the possibility to follow all of our Master’s programmes on a part-time basis. The length of each programme is extended to 18 months which allows more flexibility for the students.
We may consider candidates from a non-traditional academic background, on the basis of relevant work experience (minimum 2 years). After a review of your application and an interview, we will be able to confirm your eligibility for our programme.
We offer a variety of bursaries, each with a unique eligibility criteria. Candidates who submit an application on time and receive an offer for our programmes can be considered for King Stage bursaries. Please visit our financial support page for more details. Students can also apply for scholarships directly on external websites.