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University College Birmingham: International Tourism Management

Institution University College Birmingham View institution profile
Department Hospitality and Tourism - PG
Telephone 0121 232 4300
Study type Taught


OVERVIEW Tourism is one of the world’s most dynamic and competitive industries. If you want to forge a career in this field, our International Tourism Management postgraduate course will give you the tools you need to become a skillful and knowledgeable manager who can make an immediate impact on any organisation.

Our tourism course boosts your management potential by focusing on the role of communication and creativity and developing your critical thinking, problem-solving, research and analytical skills, together with an in-depth understanding of contemporary industry issues. You will also be able to specialise your knowledge through a range of optional modules, while you will be supported throughout by a professional mentor to offer further guidance and advice on advancing your career.

One of the standout features of this course is the opportunity to travel overseas and apply your training to an international live tourism project, while you will also have the option to boost your real-world experience on a six-month placement. What’s more, University College Birmingham is an Institute of Travel and Tourism (ITT) Centre of Excellence and our Aviation and Tourism Suite offers state-of-the-art facilities to support your studies.


  • Residential visit – Study abroad on a live industry project, with essential trip costs covered by the University – past destinations include Dubai, the Gambia, Cyprus, the Azores and the Canaries

  • Work placement – Apply your training to the real world and gain vital experience on an optional six-month placement in the industry

  • Specialise your studies – From business creation to marketing and digital media, study a range of specialist areas with our portfolio of optional modules

  • Industry approved – Study at a recognised ITT Centre of Excellence, with opportunities to work on a range of industry consultancy projects

FACILITIES Students on our tourism courses have access to outstanding simulation facilities in our Aviation and Tourism Suite, featuring a state-of-the-art mock plane cabin as well as check-in areas, a working security gate and Galileo GDS system for training students.

Students on our postgraduate courses also have exclusive access to our dedicated postgraduate suite in McIntyre House, providing study and meeting spaces, PCs and other facilities.

ACCREDITATIONS AND PARTNERSHIPS University College Birmingham is a recognised Institute of Travel and Tourism Centre of Excellence.

PLACEMENTS Our course offers you the option of a six-month placement on successful completion of the taught part of the course. You are required to secure your own placement with the support of our experienced hired@UCB employability team.

Employers we have worked with include Castillo Beach Resort Hotel, Barceló (Spain) and Park Regis (Birmingham).

CAREERS AND PROGRESSION Examples of careers you could pursue following this course: - Tour manager

  • Theme park manager

  • Tourist information centre manager

  • Travel agency manager

  • Marketing executive

  • Digital marketer

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Studying a master’s degree at University College Birmingham, you can really tailor your course to your chosen career and make an immediate impact when you graduate. And the vast majority of its MA and MSc degrees are accredited by the University of Warwick, ranked 6th in the UK by The Guardian 2022 league table.

Its postgraduate degrees are highly-specialised, whether you are looking to go into management in the field of aviation, accounting, business and enterprise, tourism, marketing or culinary arts, lead the way in education, work on prosthetics …

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