Internship in International Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management MA

Internship in International Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management MA

Lancashire School of Business and Enterprise


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    Full-time: One year, Part-time: Two years

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Why study this programme?

The MA Internship in International Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management offers students the opportunity to study core modules whilst enabling further academic preference towards either the tourism or hospitality and event management sector. There is a strong focus upon employability within the service sector industries throughout the course and the management abilities required to work succeed in this demanding and dynamic industry. From the successful completion of studying Principles and Practice in Tourism, Hospitality and Events and Personal Management Development in Tourism, Hospitality and Events, the student progresses onto a specific period of internship within industry. Appropriate work experience upon which reflective practice may be gathered in any four different, yet complementary forms of independent student learning exists - each reliant upon the individuals specific knowledge, personal interest and independent/professional career goal. The four forms of industrial practice are; a period of work placement within industry, the opportunity to mentor/shadow key personnel, contribution to a specific consultancy initiative or involvement within an active project management scheme.

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Entry Requirements

Lower second class or above (overseas equivalent). The ability to communicate and converse well in English is essential within Internships. The programme is designed for graduates seeking vocational exposure into the tourism, hospitality and event industry and also for industry employees who seek academic advancement upon which to further their career. Students are expected to secure their own preferred Internship with a suitable employer with the support and guidance of the School. For this reason, prospective students with access and opportunity to secure placement within the sector are particularly welcome.

Programme at a Glance

Semester 1

  • Principles and Practice of Tourism, Hospitality and Events
  • Management Development in T, H & E
  • International Tourism Management OR Managing Quality Service

Semester 2

  • Equivalent to three modules
  • Work Based Knowledge, Experience and Practice – (The Internship).

Semester 3

  • Equivalent to three modules
  • Management Consultancy Project

Further Information


  • Gain an extensive range of knowledge and understanding of the subject of tourism, hospitality and events and be able to evaluate contemporary issues in tourism, hospitality and events and related areas
  • Critically assess the importance of theory and vocational practice for effective tourism, hospitality and event management in a global business environment

Teaching and Learning Methods - Academic knowledge is acquired through a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops, presentations, simulation exercises and guest speakers. Directed reading and self-study will enhance both knowledge and understanding. Vocational teaching and learning is disseminated through an accrued time period of individual exposure, involvement and contribution to a real-world vocational environment.


  • Be able to exercise judgement as to the appropriateness and potential value of concepts, models, paradigms and ideologies to the understanding and management of organisations in the area of tourism, hospitality and events management and related sectors
  • Appraise a range of strategies for the determination, implementation and control of management policies, structures and plans at a strategic level in tourism, hospitality and events and be able to offer and apply rationally-constructed ideas and solutions

Teaching and Learning Methods - Individual modules involve students developing and utilising one or more of these skills in preparing material for seminars, participating in activities and preparing assignments. Some modules have an emphasis on the academic and theoretical aspects of the subject discipline, whilst the major emphasis is on the personal development and professional enhancement of the individual within a vocational setting.


  • Critically evaluate the theoretical aspects of tourism, hospitality and event management and develop a critical appreciation of the varying vocational contexts in which management and service sector policy decisions are made within the tourism, hospitality and events industries

Teaching and Learning Methods - Students are encouraged to question and present alternative approaches to different management concepts within tourism, hospitality and event management. In particular students are expected to be able to contextualise management policy and practice towards a range of appropriate concepts and theories.


  • Appraise personal and career development needs through self-reflection, action planning and implementation. Appreciate the importance of management development

Teaching and Learning Methods - This will be part of an on-going process on the postgraduate modules but will be developed specifically through the Management Development module that will be taught in a two hour workshop session.


  • Develop your ability to critically assess knowledge and understanding of tourism, hospitality and event management theory within a vocational context and improve business and management practices within the tourism, hospitality and event management industry
  • Prepare and develop you for a career in tourism, hospitality and event management or a related occupation by developing professional and transferable skills
  • Extend your applied and critical understanding of the management issues underpinning the study of hospitality, events and related areas

We are committed to delivering academic learning of the highest quality, helping you to stretch your mind and fulfil your university ambitions. Please take a look at our staff profiles for more information: Carley Sutton, Professor Richard Sharpley, Dorota Ujma, David Jarratt, Sean Gammon, Paul Fallon, Jo Guiver, Jane Shaw, Daniel Wright and Amanda Payne.

How to Apply

Our Postgraduate section has more information around applying including visiting UCLan and the support available.

If you want to continue and apply now, you can apply for many of the postgraduate UCLan courses using our Online Application System.

For other postgraduate courses you can apply directly to UCLan by downloading a Postgraduate Application Form (.pdf 190KB) please also see our Postgraduate Application Guidance Notes (.pdf 158KB).


For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry:

For information on possible changes to course information, see our Important Information.


Apply now or see further information about postgraduate study and research. International students should visit our international pages.

Contact Us

Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400


Fees 2020/21

Full-time: £6,900 per year (UK/EU)
Part-time: £765 per 20 credits (UK/EU)

Further information:

For 2019/20 fees please refer to our fees page.

UK Government Postgraduate Loans Scheme

If you're thinking of studying a master's or doctoral degree you could be eligible for a loan from the Government to help you study.

For additional help with financing your studies, UCLan offers a range of Postgraduate scholarships, studentships, bursaries and the Alumni loyalty discount.

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Industry Links

We have great links with a range of varied employers across the service sector, both within the UK and overseas. The School enjoys all the benefits of cross industry participation and employability support and guidance for students. In addition to this, we remain affiliated to the Association of Tourism in Higher Education – a tourism led body that both informs the curriculum and future developments across tourism education today.

Learning Environment and Assessment

Students will find the teaching and learning environment worthwhile and challenging. The learning environment is organised to ensure that key concepts, theories, and where appropriate, practices relevant to management in the tourism and hospitality industry form a central role in teaching and learning.

Throughout the programme students will engage in a range of learning activities including lectures, seminars, tourism management-related projects, presentations, group work and many more.

Assessment on each of the module(s) is designed to maximise the students’ learning in relation to subject-specific knowledge and personal ability to use problem-solving skills within a real working environment. Additional inter-personal skills include communication, teamwork and active learning shared with others. Assessment types include reports, essays, oral and multi-media presentations, debates and a Management Consultancy Project.

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