MSc Responsible Tourism Management

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MSc Responsible Tourism Management is industry-relevant, UNWTO TedQual certified and delivers an applied yet holistic understanding of the tourism industry. It is taught by experts in the field engaged in research and consultancy activities for a wide range of clients. The course is designed to cover the key issues required to understand and apply responsible tourism principles in a generic, analytical and integrated way.

Learning Outcomes:
The course is designed to develop graduates with:

| A critical knowledge and understanding of cutting edge responsible tourism management principles and concepts that can be applied to profit and not-for-profit organisations in tourism generating and destination countries;
| A critical knowledge and understanding of responsible tourism product development, management, marketing and planning in natural and cultural heritage settings, and the contribution responsible tourism makes to local economic development;
| An in-depth, critical knowledge of the impact of tourism on natural, cultural and human dimensions of tourist destinations and approaches to use tourism as a policy tool and industry instrument for positive change and sustainable development.

COURSE STRUCTURE

YEAR 1 MODULES
1 Pre-course skills for learning (non-credit bearing)
2 Responsible Tourism Management Theory and Practice
3 Natural Resource and Environmental Management
4 Communities, Culture and Heritage
Year 2 MODULES
1 Marketing Responsible Tourism
2 Tourism for Local Economic Development and Poverty Reduction
3 Tourism Destination Management: Planning & Policy
Year 3 MODULES
1 Research Methods
2 Research Project (Dissertation)

Entry Requirements
| At least a second class honours degree.
| A year’s work experience in a relevant field including Travel, Tourism, Hospitality, Business, Economics, Marketing, Environmental Management, Ecology, Development,
Cultural Heritage Management, Project Management or Planning.
| Applicants who do not meet the academic entry requirements will be expected to have equivalent experience and training from a relevant work environment.

Awarding Body: Leeds Beckett University (UK)
Duration of Study: 3 Years
Study Mode: Distance learning supported by tutorials at Rushmore Business School

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