Full-time: One year, Part-time: Two years
Campus, Full-time and Part-time
The MSc in International Festivals and Tourism Management programme has been designed to provide a vocational, personal and intellectually challenging education for those wishing to enhance their knowledge and skills in festival and tourism management within a global market.
This postgraduate course is ideal for existing managers and those with an appropriate undergraduate education who wish to aspire to a career in the dynamic and increasingly recognised area of international festivals and tourism management. Modern day tourism trends and analysis illustrate the competitive environment within which changing tourist attraction provision and expansion can be successfully delivered.
Students require a good honours degree (or equivalent) in a subject related to tourism, business or service sector management. It would normally be expected that this degree be awarded at the level of lower second class or above. Other graduates who can demonstrate a commitment to the study of tourism management or who have significant industrial background will also be considered for entry.
The emphasis throughout this course is on the development of a wide range of professional and managerial skills linked to key themes within the area of global festival and tourism management.
The modules have been selected to ensure a blend of theoretical and practical issues within both a managerial and a subject specific context.
PG Diploma - Six modules
MSc - Nine modules
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This is an 11 month course comprising three parts. The first two parts include the taught element and the final part consists of a research element leading to writing a Dissertation or a Management Consultancy Project. The taught element focuses on key aspects of festivals and tourism management. For full-time students, the taught element is normally completed over a nine month period, starting in September. Part-time students will normally attend on a one-day-a-week basis and complete the taught element in two to three years.
Students who complete the taught element of the programme, in part or in its entirety, may graduate with either a Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma in International Festivals and Tourism Management. Students wishing to complete the MSc in International Festivals and Tourism Management must complete the research element, which comprises of a Dissertation or a Management Consultancy Project. Full-time students will normally complete this in the three months that follow the taught element, whilst part-time students complete this during the course of an academic session.
Work experience opportunities are available for students during non-teaching time within a range of different roles in the service sector management industry. Students are expected to secure their own work experience with a suitable employer with the support and guidance of the School.
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KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
Teaching and Learning Methods - Knowledge is acquired through a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops, presentations, simulation exercises, research posters and guest speakers. Directed reading and self-study will enhance both knowledge and understanding.
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 political, sociological and philosophical aspects of the subject, whilst the major emphasis is on the management and application of tourism and festivals in a global context.
Teaching and Learning Methods - Students are encouraged to question and present alternative approaches to different management concepts within festivals and tourism management. In particular students are expected to be able to contextualise management practice within a range of appropriate concepts and theories.
OTHER SKILLS RELEVANT TO EMPLOYABILITY AND PERSONAL 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 workshop session.
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Full-time: £6,900 per year (UK/EU)
Part-time: £765 per 20 credits (UK/EU)
For 2019/20 fees please refer to our fees page.
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.
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.
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 hospitality and tourism industry form a central role in teaching and learning.
Assessment includes reports, essays, presentations and seminar papers and for those completing the Master of Science Programme, a Dissertation or a Management Consultancy Project.