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Course summary

This course is accredited by the University of Warwick OVERVIEW Tourism is one of the world’s most dynamic and competitive industries. If you want to forge a career in this field, our International Tourism Management postgraduate course will give you the tools you need to become a skillful and knowledgeable manager who can make an immediate impact on any organisation. Our tourism course boosts your management potential by focusing on the role of communication and creativity and developing your critical thinking, problem-solving, research and analytical skills, together with an in-depth understanding of contemporary industry issues. You will also be able to specialise your knowledge through a range of optional modules, while you will be supported throughout by a professional mentor to offer further guidance and advice on advancing your career. One of the standout features of this course is the opportunity to travel overseas and apply your training to an international live tourism project, while you will also have the option to boost your real-world experience on a six-month placement. What’s more, University College Birmingham is an Institute of Travel and Tourism (ITT) Centre of Excellence and our Aviation and Tourism Suite offers state-of-the-art facilities to support your studies. WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?

  • Residential visit – Study abroad on a live industry project, with essential trip costs covered by the University – past destinations include Dubai, the Gambia, Cyprus, the Azores and the Canaries
  • Work placement – Apply your training to the real world and gain vital experience on an optional six-month placement in the industry
  • Specialise your studies – From business creation to marketing and digital media, study a range of specialist areas with our portfolio of optional modules
  • Industry approved – Study at a recognised ITT Centre of Excellence, with opportunities to work on a range of industry consultancy projects
FACILITIES Students on our tourism courses have access to outstanding simulation facilities in our Aviation and Tourism Suite, featuring a state-of-the-art mock plane cabin as well as check-in areas, a working security gate and Galileo GDS system for training students. Students on our postgraduate courses also have exclusive access to our dedicated postgraduate suite in McIntyre House, providing study and meeting spaces, PCs and other facilities. ACCREDITATIONS AND PARTNERSHIPS University College Birmingham is a recognised Institute of Travel and Tourism Centre of Excellence. PLACEMENTS Our course offers you the option of a six-month placement on successful completion of the taught part of the course. You are required to secure your own placement with the support of our experienced [email protected] employability team. Employers we have worked with include Castillo Beach Resort Hotel, Barceló (Spain) and Park Regis (Birmingham). CAREERS AND PROGRESSION Examples of careers you could pursue following this course:
  • Tour manager
  • Theme park manager
  • Tourist information centre manager
  • Travel agency manager
  • Marketing executive
  • Digital marketer
Please refer to our website for the latest updates to this course


  • Global Dynamic Environment
  • Innovative Sustainable Tourism
  • International Live Project Management
  • Masters Research Project
  • Risk and Crisis Management
Plus one option from:
  • Business Creation and Development
  • Leadership in Decision-making
  • Tourism Experience Management
Plus one option from:
  • Marketing and Digital Media
  • Revenue and Performance Analysis
  • Managing Across Cultures
Postgraduate Work Placement (optional)

Assessment method

Note: Indicative information only. Actual timetables and assessment regimes will be issued at your induction. Please be aware that methods of delivery for this course may be altered due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic – for the most up-to-date information, please refer to our website: TEACHING AND ASSESSMENT Lectures, guest speakers, seminars, ‘creative dialogues’ and e-learning activities will facilitate your advanced learning and skill development. There is also a range of action-learning opportunities through case studies, scenario planning, simulations and live projects. You will be assessed through case study analysis, presentations, essays, e-discussions and debates within a range of individual and team-based environments. Our teaching and assessment is underpinned by our Teaching, Learning and Assessment Strategy 2021-2024.

Entry requirements

**Masters Entry Requirements** - A good UK honours degree (minimum 2:2), or international equivalent, in any/relevant subject. - We will also consider your application if you have significant, relevant experience (3-5 years) with degree-equivalent professional qualification. - English Language - IELTS Score of 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each component **Postgraduate Diploma Entry requirements** - A minimum of a third –class honours degree - An equivalent overseas degree from a recognised institution - We will also consider an equivalent professional qualification - English Language - IELTS Score of 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each component

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
Cambridge English AdvancedLevel B2MA/MSc/PGDip - Minimum 170 with no less than 160 in any skill
IELTS (Academic)6MA/MSc/PGDip - Overall score of 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each component
Institution's Own TestMA/MSc/PGDip - Overall score of B2 with no less than B2- in in each component

To apply for all undergraduate degrees, if your first language is not English, you will need to sit an approved test in English.

UCB English Language Requirements

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £8000 Whole course
Northern Ireland £8000 Whole course
Scotland £8000 Whole course
Wales £8000 Whole course
International £14500 Whole course

Additional fee information

UK Students English students studying a full master's degree are eligible for a postgraduate loan from Student Finance. Please note, if you are planning on studying the Postgraduate Diploma, these courses will not be eligible for a postgraduate loan. For more information please visit EU and International: A £500 discount is applied if the fees are paid in full at enrolment. For more information please visit
International Tourism Management at University College Birmingham - UCAS