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International Tourism, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #501 (WUR) Limerick, Ireland
The MA in International Tourism at University of Limerick is a one-year full-time programme of study designed to enable students to gain an in-depth and independent understanding of the principal issues and trends affecting international tourism. 

Overview

The programme offered by University of Limerick aims to prepare graduates from a variety of academic backgrounds for rewarding careers (both nationally and internationally) in tourism and related sectors. The recent global economic downturn has made "upskilling" more important than ever and consequently has added to the attraction of achieving a specialist post-graduate qualification.

Why should you consider the MA in International Tourism?

For the fifth year running, the programme is ranked in Eduniversal’s top 100 ’Best Masters’ world-wide (Tourism and Hospitality Management studies). This is a global ranking across 30 disciplines in 154 countries.

Tourism remains one of the world’s fastest growing industries and an important source of income generation and employment in many countries. This MA programme is designed to prepare graduates for careers in tourism management, tourism development, and tourism planning and policy analysis. Ongoing economic and political developments require tourism personnel with an understanding of current trends and developments in the global tourism industry, and who are equipped with the analytical and personal skills to effect change.

A vital and innovative component of the Programme comes through field trips whereby students visit and examine the workings of tourism businesses. An exciting aspect has been the International Field Trip where all students of the programme are expected to participate. Students have visited Cuba in recent years; other destinations are expected to be included in future years.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Tourism Principles and Practice
  • Economics of Tourism
  • Tourism Services Marketing
  • Tourism Planning and Development
  • International Tourism Trends

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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  • Minimum required score:

    580

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • This programme does not recognise GRE® scores.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • Applicants will possess a minimum 2:2 honours primary degree.
  • Applicants who cannot satisfy the minimum 2:2 honours primary degree requirement may also be accepted on the basis of relevant professional experience.
  • Where candidates are non-native English language speakers, the candidate should meet the University’s English Language Requirements.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14083 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14083 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8701 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8701 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Limerick

  • 850 - 1150 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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