An MSc is an internationally respected qualification. In one year you will develop the skills and knowledge to advance rapidly in tourism and hospitality management.

This masters course takes a social science approach to tourism and hospitality and combines it with practical skills for the workplace. You’ll complete theoretical modules ‘Tourism Concepts and Issues’ and ‘Critical Theories and Methods for Tourism, Hospitality and Events’. In the final phase of the course you’ll complete a major project personal to your interests and career aspirations.

Course Content

  • Modules on this course include:
  • Tourism Concepts and Issues (20 credits)
  • Research Methods for the Service Sector (30 credits)
  • Hospitality Management Studies (30 credits)
  • Current Practices in the Visitor Economy (30 credits)
  • Tourism and Hospitality Major Project (60 credits)

Course structure

You’ll be taught by passionate academics who produce world-leading research. A typical week for you will include lectures, seminars, study visits and group work. These are supported by a range of guest speakers from diverse academic and industry backgrounds.

Compared to an undergraduate course, you will find that this masters course requires a higher level of independent working.

Your progress will be assessed by essays, exams, presentations, portfolios of evidence and a dissertation.


We require you to hold at least a 2:2 honours degree or equivalent.

Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)

If you feel you already know some of the topics covered in this course, either due to previous learning or from the experience of work, then you may not need to study all of the courses. Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) is the name given to the process of gaining credit towards a qualification because of something you have learned in the past. If you are eligible for APL you won't have to learn the same topic again, and so you can be exempt from a module, set of modules or year of a course.

If English is not your first language, please see our English language requirements.

Career ready

Gaining an MSc in Tourism and Hospitality gives you a head start in one of the world’s largest industries. Employers recognise the hard work and dedication required to complete an MSc, as well as the value an MSc-qualified graduate can bring to their organisation.

This course equips you with the skills and understanding to progress rapidly in tourism and hospitality managerial roles, attractions and museums, destination marketing agencies, tourism companies, restaurant and bar management and catering management. Hotel Managers have typical starting salaries of £43,000 (according to Glassdoor).

Students who have completed their degree with us have gone on to work for the Academy for Educational Development, Citadines Hotel Islington Square and others



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University of Sunderland London Campus
Northumbria University London Campus

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