Master in Hospitality Management & Eco-Tourism

The programme focuses on the sustainable side of the hospitality and tourism industry.
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Programme Overview

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.

  • Location

    London, United Kingdom

  • Duration

    1 year or 1,5 years

  • Start Date

    October 2022 and February 2023

  • Application Deadline

    Open application

  • Language

    English

  • Study Type

    On campus
    Hybrid
    Online

  • Pace

    Full-time 12 months /
    Part-time 18 months

  • Tuition Fees

    UK/EU: £8500
    Internationals: £12000

Programme leader

Jade Fletcher, CEO Jade Greens production and lecturer

In this industry-focused course, you will be looking at everything from supply chain, sponsors and stakeholders to off-setting carbon footprints, food/waste management and relationship building for lasting success. We will enable you to have a 360º view of key sector roles and give you tools so you can enter the industry knowing how to better manage processes to help the environment and understand motivations of clients, suppliers and partners alike.

Jade Fletcher, Business School lecturer

Modules

The course modules for the programme are listed below, culminating in an individual piece of research on an agreed subject of your choice relevant to the programme.

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.

The Dissertation will help you to develop key employability skills such as creative and strategic thinking, time management, and effective communication, alongside academic skills such as critical thinking, evaluation of existing research, data analysis and academic writing. You will identify a question, framed within the context of existing academic research, and collect and analyse relevant data. This module enables you to consolidate your learning in the form of an intensive piece of academically rigorous research focused on a relevant subject.

Trip to Barcelona (Spain)

Barcelona is one of the most important tourism and business travel destinations in the world. The city is closely connected with the environment and the protection of natural resources. This programme will give you the opportunity to travel to Barcelona to learn about the growth of the tourism and hospitality industry in Spain. You will have the chance to work on a project, visit luxury hotels and resorts as well as participate in social activities.

Impact Mission

Students’ careers are one of our main priorities which is why we have created a new career programme called ‘Impact Mission’ with our partner organisations.

The mission will give you the opportunity to make a positive impact within an organisation or a community by doing a four-week project related to CSR. At the end of your placement, you will have to write a 2,000 word report.

This experience enables students to undertake a short period of professional activity, with a business or community and to gain credit for their achievements. It is expected that students will work for 160 hours which should be recorded clearly in the portfolio.

Entry requirements

At King Stage, we seek individuals with intellectual curiosity and a strong desire to contribute. To ensure your success with us, here are the following entry criteria we look at:
You will be required to provide an internationally recognised qualification: a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
If you are a mature applicant, you will be considered for entry if you can demonstrate a minimum of 2 years of relevant work experience, and have A Levels/IB or equivalent.
Non-native speakers must provide proof of their proficiency in English. We require an IETLS score of at least 6.0/B2 equivalent in TOEFL. Alternatively, we can provide you with an English Language Level Test to confirm your level.

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:

A recent survey in the hospitality and tourism industry shows that graduates have entered employment with organisations such as:

Do you have more questions?

FAQ

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.