International Tourism Management

The University of Exeter

12 months
22000 GBP/year
13600 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The International Tourism Management programme at The University of Exeter will equip you with the skills and insights required to work in the diverse and dynamic tourism sector. Our stimulating and challenging programme takes a broad approach to understanding tourism and its relationships with the economy, environment and society, within a broad business-based curriculum.


Our curriculum is international in scope and you will develop an ability to think critically about the relationship between tourism and management in a range of contexts and across a range of functions e.g. marketing, business evaluation, strategy and applied research.

Throughout our MSc, there is a strong emphasis on sustainability which positions people and the environment at the centre of tourism development. The programme is delivered by a world-class team, highly respected for tourism research, consultancy and leading academic publications.

The MSc International Tourism Management from The University of Exeter is available with a hospitality focused pathway, leading to a degree title of MSc International Tourism Management (Hospitality). This pathway is designed to address specific challenges in the hospitality industry, including services and facilities management.

Our dissertation module is the flagship of our programme, where you get to demonstrate and apply all the knowledge and skills you have acquired to study a contemporary tourism management issue of your choice. We encourage students to pick a dissertation subject that not only interests them, but is directly related to the kind of employment they are looking to secure following their graduation. Added to that, you can opt for our Work Based Learning module which allows students to work with a tourism business client in a consultancy role.

By the end of the programme you will have the knowledge to understand and critically evaluate theories at the cutting edge of tourism research alongside data analysis skills that will enable you to predict the changing patterns of tourism demand and tourist behaviour. Graduates from the MSc International Tourism Management are well placed to find positions with international tourism corporations and businesses as destination managers and marketers, consultants, hotel and event managers as well as tourism development, planning and impact assessment roles in the private and public sectors.


Our Master’s programmes are designed to prepare you for a successful career, wherever in the world you plan to work. Employers expect advanced communication and technical skills, team-working and independent research, project-management and the very latest specialist knowledge from their postgraduate recruits.

An MSc in International Tourism Management willenable you to develop the tourism, management and professional skills and subject expertise that will make you a valuable asset from day one of your career.

Programme Structure

Compulsory modules

  • Methods and Techniques for Independent Research
  • Tourism Business: Management, Impacts and Evaluation
  • Tourism and Marketing
  • Tourism Dissertation
  • Sustainable Tourism Management
  • Tourist Behaviour: Theory and Practice

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


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 (required)
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

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).
7 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated 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.
100 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A mid 2:2 degree (55%+) with honours in any discipline from a recognised university. We do consider all applications where there is evidence of exceptional performance in modules relevant to the programme of study, significant relevant work experience or professional qualifications.
  • IELTS (Academic). At least 7.0 overall and no less than 6.0 in any other section.
  • TOEFL IBT*. At least 100 with minimum scores of 21 for writing, 21 for listening, 22 for reading and 23 for speaking.
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) 65 with no less than 55 in all skills.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    13600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13600 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.


Current available funding
  • University of Exeter Progression Scholarships
£1,000 scholarships for University of Exeter undergraduates progressing directly to postgraduate study in 2015
  • Global Excellence Scholarship
Up to £5,000 dedicated to international students of outstanding academic quality applying to postgraduate programmes starting in autumn 2016.

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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