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MSc in International Tourism and Hospitality Management

 Overview – MSc in International Tourism and Hospitality Management 

Our MSc International Tourism and Hospitality Management degree develops relevant industry skills and knowledge.The focus is to actively encourage students to apply management principles and concepts in the context of contemporary national and international tourism and hospitality management.

The degree has been developed with guidance from both the Tourism Management Institute (TMI) and the Institute of Hospitality along with input from local industries. A key feature of the course is interface with industry and the wider external community which have included the following recent activities:

  • Politics and tourism session with a member of the Scottish parliament
  • Behind-the-scenes tour to the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre
  • Tour of the VisitScotland head offices in Edinburgh

    How you will learn

    Full-time Study

    In full time mode, you learn through a combination of lectures, seminars and workshop sessions. These comprise of a mix of group study, discussion, simulation and presentations of findings by teams and individuals. You will work as an individual and also as part of a team on case studies, team activities, presentations and discussions.

    Access to our virtual learning environment, CampusMoodle, is also provided giving you access from home to learning materials (including videos, e-books and journals).

    Part-time Study

    Our part-time delivery mode combines aspects of online learning and on-campus delivery. You will benefit from the support of the virtual learning environment but also face-to-face interaction with tutors and classmates.

    Entry Requirements

    • Applicants normally hold a 2:2 undergraduate honours degree or its equivalent in any subject area.
    • Applicants with a lower degree classification and / or relevant work experience will be considered on a case by case basis.

    International students who do not meet our direct entry requirements for this course can gain additional entry points through our International College at Robert Gordon University.

     How to apply

    Terms and Conditions of Admissions

    The Terms and Conditions of Admission describe to applicants holding an offer of a place to study at RGU, the principal rights, duties and obligations of both the applicant and the University prior to enrolling on a course of study.


    According to the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), the worldwide expenditure on hospitality and tourism is set to increase over  the next 10 years and by 2021 “1 in 10 workers on the planet will be employed as a result of Travel & Tourism” according to the WTTC President and CEO, David Scowsill. Growth such as this creates many opportunities for those equipped with the skills required in this global industry and graduates from this course have gone on to careers in areas such as:

    • National or International contract catering or facilities management
    • Public sector tourism management, eg. National Tourist Boards, Regional Tourist Boards, public sector visitor attractions
    • Private sector tourism management, eg. visitor attractions and leisure organisations

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