International Tourism

University of Limerick

12 months
14505 EUR/year
8961 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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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. 


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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




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 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

    14505 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14505 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8961 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8961 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.

PT: EU/EEA: 4,890 eur; Non-EU/EEA: 8,620 eur


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International Tourism
University of Limerick