MSc Management (Tourism)

Course Overview

Our MSc Management Tourism equips students with advanced knowledge on the concepts and characteristics of tourism as an area of academic and applied study in relation to business, management and social science, considering its impact at local, national and global levels.

Key Features

  • All modules are taught by our world-class faculty who have a breadth of industrial and academic knowledge
  • Swansea is 1st in Wales for world-leading impact - 60% at 4-star level (REF 2014)
  • 93% of Swansea students in employment six months after graduating
  • High contact time – our modules come with a lecture (in class sizes capped at approximately 150 students) and seminar/tutorial (in class sizes capped at 30) every single week. Interested in the facilities? Take a look at them here
  • Scholarships available for outstanding students – click here for more details
  • Swansea is 3rd in the UK for international-ranked research outputs (REF 2014) 

Modules

Disclaimer: Module selection options may change.

Year 1 (Level 7 PGT)

FHEQ 7 Taught Masters / PGDip / PGCert
Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
MN-D004Semester 3 (Summer Taught)60Dissertation (Directed Independent Learning)
MN-M001Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Managing Financial Resources
MN-M012Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Human Resource Management
MN-M013Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Marketing Management
MN-M022Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Operations Management
MN-M522Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Strategy
MN-M549Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Research Methods
MN-M556Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Managing and Marketing Tourist Experiences
MN-M582Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Tourism Study Tour

Description

Our strong profile of leading tourism scholars cover core topics in the industry, which include destination management, development, tourism economics, governance and strategy, successfully combining sector knowledge with general business applications.

The course blends together theory and practical activity so our students develop the necessary transferable skills to be able to effectively research, analyse and evaluate big data, plan and execute practical activities/fieldwork using appropriate techniques, manage budgets, and challenge previously held assumptions within one of the largest and fastest growing industries in the world. 

Entry Requirements

Students must attain a 2:2 (or overseas equivalent) in an undergraduate degree. Any degree subject will be considered. 

We consider all applications on their merits and will look at each individual case before making an offer so students who fall slightly short of the entry criteria should still apply to the School of Management.

Non-native English speakers must achieve an IELTS score of 6.0 overall with no component less than 5.5.   A list of equivalent tests are provided here. If you have studied an undergraduate degree taught through the medium of English you maybe exempt from this requirement – click here for further information.

For students who fall short of only the English language requirement we offer a range of Pre-Master's training programmes that you may take before starting your Master's qualification. Further details can be found here.

For students who fall significantly short of the general entry requirement we offer a Pre-Master's programme via International College Wales Swansea that will allow you to enter our postgraduate programmes. Please click here for more details. 

How To Apply

To apply for this programme, please follow the below link and you will be taken to the central University application system:

Make an application

Tuition Fees

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2018/19 are as follows:

UK/EU International
MSc Full-time £10,000 £17,000

Tuition fees for years of study after your first year are subject to an increase of 3%.

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our tuition fees page.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

Current students: You can find further information of your fee costs on our tuition fees page.

Additional Costs

Students undertake a fieldcourse which is subsidised but requires an additional payment, which varies according to destination, currently between £250 and £900

Careers and Employability

We have an excellent track record of placing our graduates with major multinational companies and our graduate employment rate is 92%.

From the moment you arrive at the School of Management we will work with you to help you build your skills and experience to enhance your career prospects. During your time with us you’ll have the chance to:

  • Undertake a work placement or internship through the Swansea Paid Internship Network (SPIN) or ‘Week of Work’ initiative
  • Work and network with employers from a range of national and multi-national companies through our visiting speaker programme
  • In conjunction with the International Development Office, undertake an Internship in India, with a company such as GE, Thomson Reuters, 3M, Private Equity or Kanvic Consulting
  • Boost your skills and meet employers during our biannual Employability Week
  • Complete the Swansea Employability Award
  • Participate in one of our student challenges and competitions, such as the Branding Challenge, and CIM student competition ‘The Pitch’

Location and Facilities

 For more information on what's available to you on the Bay Campus visit our Location and Facilities page. 

Contact

For more information on this programme, please contact us:

Telephone: +44 (0)1792 205678

Email: study@swansea.ac.uk