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MSc International Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management with Extended Professional Practice

Why choose Herts?

  • Industry accreditations: The University is a member of the Tourism Management Institute (TMI), the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA), and the Association for Event Management Education (AEME)pl.
  • Employment prospects: Graduates work as hotel customer relations managers, travel agents, and airline staff for organisations including Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Expedia Group, and TUI.
  • Real world experience: Gain real world experience  by taking on a 30-week minimum work placement.

Professional Accreditations

The University is a member of the Tourism Management Institute (TMI), the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) and the Association for Event Management Education (AEME). 

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About the course

MSc International Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management with Extended Professional Practice has been designed to provide you with the enhanced skills and knowledge which are necessary to support key decision-making within the international tourism, hospitality, and event industries. The programme is underpinned by a strong theoretical base across several contexts relevant to tourism, hospitality and event management in contemporary international environments.​ A distinctive feature of this program is that it offers you opportunities to interact with current industry practitioners and therefore enables a hands-on approach. 

The programme requires you to complete a minimum of 30 weeks of full-time work placement. This is a very valuable experience which allows you to familiarise yourself with the day-to-day activities of Tourism, Hospitality and Event businesses, and to use your initiative in dealing with issues of the work environment. 

Why choose this course?

Our Postgraduate studies are sector-leading amongst over 100 Higher Education Institutions in the UK as evidenced by our extraordinary achievement: 

  • 1st out of 85 universities for business and management in the Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES, Advance HE, 2023). 
  • 1st for Skills Development, 2nd for Support, Resources, Community and Assessment (Advance HE, 2023) 
  • The course offers comprehensive knowledge of the Tourism, Hospitality and Event industries.  
  • It is delivered by a very successful and internationally renowned team of experts, both in terms of their managerial experience and academic knowledge.   
  • It offers a balance of practical input and academic knowledge to support graduates' future careers within these industries.  
  • It provides opportunities to interact with current industry practitioners. 
  • It presents flexibility to study full-time, and part-time and it offers the possibility to undertake a work placement.  
  • Excellent academic and personal support and guidance from our very experienced Careers and Placements Service. 

What will I study?

We offer a varied programme of teaching that includes facilitated seminars, practical workshops, projects for companies, web-based learning, case study analysis and traditional lectures. We also provide sessions by visiting staff, practitioners, and consultants to give a varied perspective on the topics covered. You will be assessed through various coursework including presentations, reports, and projects. You will also be required to complete a Management Research Report and will be supported by a Management Research Report supervisor.

  • Level 7
    ModuleCreditsCompulsory/optional
    Research Methods for Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management15 CreditsCompulsory
    Preparation for the Workplace0 CreditsCompulsory
    Work Placement Portfolio0 CreditsCompulsory
    Crisis, Risk and Recovery for Tourism, Hospitality and Events15 CreditsCompulsory
    Management Research Report60 CreditsCompulsory
    Professional Work Placement60 CreditsCompulsory
    Marketing for Tourism, Hospitality and Events15 CreditsCompulsory
    International Strategic Leadership in Tourism, Hospitality and Events15 CreditsCompulsory
    Digital Transformation and Innovation in Tourism, Hospitality and Events15 CreditsCompulsory
    Financial Decision Making for Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management15 CreditsCompulsory
    Contemporary Themes & Professional Development in THEM30 CreditsCompulsory
  • Key staff

    Dr Sofia Reino
    Programme Leader
    Find out more about Dr Sofia Reino

    Further course information

    Course fact sheets
    MSc International Tourism, Hospitality and Event Mgmt - Extended (Revised 2024) Download
    Programme specifications
    MSc International Tourism, Hospitality and Event Mgmt - Extended (Revised 2024) Download
    Additional information

    Sandwich placement or study abroad year

    Mandatory

    Applications open to international and EU students

    Yes

    Studying the tourism course at the University of Hertfordshire was a priceless experience for me. The knowledge and experience acquired during my study enabled me to confidently explore my entrepreneurial capabilities and start my own travel company.
    In addition to managing my tourism business, I am also a consultant to the government in tourism planning and development on a national level, and acting as the Secretary of the MICE Industry Cluster Group of the World Bank GEMS Project on Tourism for Cross River State in Nigeria.

    John Atsu

    Owner and Managing Director, Alvasta Travel & Leisure Company Ltd, Nigeria

    Student experience

    At the University of Hertfordshire, we want to make sure your time studying with us is as stress-free and rewarding as possible. We offer a range of support services including; student wellbeing, academic support, accommodation and childcare to ensure that you make the most of your time at Herts and can focus on studying and having fun.

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