To be accepted onto this programme you will normally need to hold a recognised First or Second Class Honours degree from a UK university (or an international equivalent). A wide range of first degree disciplines will be considered, which include travel, tourism, and international development. If English is not your first language, you will need to demonstrate that you meet the minimum English language requirement of IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent).
This programme is designed to deliver a substantial theoretical and practical understanding of the role and contribution of the tourism industry in the context of international development. You will gain the skills required to manage sustainable tourism businesses, alongside the specialisms of strategic destination management and marketing. You will explore tourism´s relationship with the socio-economic and political contexts within international development, tourism disasters affecting tourist destinations, and the role of tourism in the development of countries that have experienced conflict. An emphasis upon the micro-economic contribution of enterprise projects to support development and sustainability also features within the curriculum; delivered through the Ashoka Changemaker philosophy.
Special course features
Ashoka U is the global association of the world´s leading universities supporting social entrepreneurs; those working together to create solutions for the world´s most urgent social problems. The programme emphasises this philosophy, through Ashoka Changemaker projects.
For further information on course content and modules please refer to the award map.
These modules are all compulsory modules:
Political Economies of International Development
International Sustainable Tourism
Strategic Destination Management
Risk, Crisis and Post-conflict Management in Tourism
Strategic Events Management
Managing Across Cultures
Research Methods and Dissertation
The programme will interest students wishing to pursue a specialist career in destination management, sustainable tourism management or international development, with an emphasis on employment within development organisations, NGOs, aid organisations, post conflict and disaster charities, as well as public and private sector tourism organisations.
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