International Tourism and Hospitality Management

Robert Gordon University

12 months
13720 GBP/year
6000 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Our International Tourism and Hospitality Management MSc offered at the Robert Gordon University develops the necessary skills and knowledge required in today's tourism and hospitality industries.


At the Robert Gordon University studying the Msc International Tourism and Hospitality Management 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), offered by Robert Gordon, 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

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).

Job Prospects

Worldwide expenditure on hospitality and tourism is set to increase over the next 10 years with "1 in 10 workers on the planet employed as a result of Travel & Tourism" by 2021 (World Travel and Tourism Council). Growth such as this creates many opportunities for those equipped with the relevant skills and knowledge. On completion of this course you will be able to embark on a professional career in the international tourism and hospitality industry.

Previous graduates from this course have gone on to careers in areas such as:

  • Contract Catering (national and international)
  • Facilities Management (national and international)
  • Tourism Management in National Tourist Boards, Regional Tourist Boards, Visitor Attractions
  • Tourism Consultancy
  • Hotel and Hospitality Consultancy
  • National and International Hotel Organisations
  • Tourism research

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Strategic Management in Tourism and Hospitality
  • Strategic Digital Communications
  • Leisure Tourism : Theory And Application
  • Professional Industry Experience
  • Methods, Metrics And Analytics
  • Global Marketing Management
  • Strategic Digital Communications

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines




180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General 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.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13720 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13720 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6000 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.

Part time (all students)

  • £3,600 Stage 1
  • £3,600 Stage 2
  • £2,420 for year 3


Merit Scholarship

Aberdeen Business School offers a number of merit scholarships to outstanding students. The scholarship is available to:

  • international students who will study the course by full time and distance learning and pay for the fees at the international rate; or
  • UK or EU students who will study the course by full time and the fees are set in excess of 6,000 GBP; or
  • UK or EU students who will study the course by distance learning.

Postgraduate Funding

Applicants (Scottish domiciled and EU) to this course may be eligible for a Postgraduate Tuition Fee Loan (PTFL). Full-time students can apply for a PTFL up to £3400. Part-time students can apply for up to £1700. The tuition fee loan is only available to part-time students who are undertaking at least 50% of a full-time course, and therefore, complete their qualification in 2 years.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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