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University of Aberdeen: International Tourism Management

Institution University of Aberdeen View institution profile
Department School of Social Science
Telephone 01224 272090
Study type Taught


This interdisciplinary programme combines expertise in business management, marketing, human resource management, entrepreneurship and tourism in a practice-oriented way, enabling students to gain the advanced knowledge and critical skills required to plan, to manage and to market tourism products, services, businesses and destinations in a competitive and sustainable manner.

The MSc International Tourism Management is designed to help students build a solid theoretical and practical foundation in international tourism management. By interdisciplinary curriculum integration, students will understand the various challenges that modern tourism managers are likely to face and how to keep informed on innovation in the dynamic international tourism sector. Not only will students develop essential, evaluative decision-making skills, the programme also nurtures their academic abilities while inspiring the skills and characteristics they need to become an accomplished tourism professional.

Our research-led teaching is combined with a practical focus on up-to-the-minute managerial and strategic issues, supported by three Industry Sessions, live consultancy projects, guest speakers and field trips; students will be benefited from such a real-world approach, gaining grounded insights to succeed in international tourism management.

Upon graduation, students will be equipped with a solid theoretical foundation in International Tourism Management and a wealth of experience gained from the deep involvement in the thriving (inter)national tourism scene, gaining a competitive edge with prospective employers.

Master of Science - MSc (PG)


The University of Aberdeen is Scotland’s third oldest university and the fifth  oldest in the UK. Founded by Bishop William Elphinstone in 1495, the beautiful campus attracts a diverse international community of over 14,000 students  from over  130 countries.

The University of Aberdeen is ranked as a Top 20 UK university by the Guardian University Guide 2024 and Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024, and ranks among the best 200 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023). It also ranks second across Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland for student satisfaction in The …

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