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The MA Internship in International Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management offers the opportunity to study core modules whilst enabling further academic preference towards either the tourism or hospitality and event management sector. There is a strong focus upon employability within the service sector industries throughout the course and the management abilities required to work and succeed in this demanding and dynamic industry. From the successful completion of studying principles and practice in tourism, hospitality and events and personal management development, the student progresses onto a specific period of internship within industry.
Appropriate work experience upon which reflective practice may be gathered in any four different, yet complementary forms of independent student learning exists, each reliant upon the individual’s specific knowledge, personal interest and independent/professional career goal. The four forms of industrial practice are: a period of work placement within industry, the opportunity to mentor/shadow key personnel, contribution to a specific consultancy initiative or involvement within an active project management scheme. Our industry links provide scope for organisations to sponsor diligent scholars wishing to undertake this programme.
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|TL4038||Work-Based Knowledge Experience and Practice||30|| More Details
The module aims to facilitate a range of postgraduate and managerial skills that are demonstrated and assessed within a vocational work-based environment. Appropriate experience and practice may be gathered in several different, yet complimentary forms dependent upon each students knowledge, personal interest and individual career goals. Examples of differing forms of industrial practice might include a period of work placement within industry, the opportunity to mentor/shadow key personnel, contribute to consultancy initiatives or be involved within an active project management scheme. Universal module aims include;
|TL4129||Management Consultancy Project||30|| More Details
The module entitled Management Consultancy Project provides the opportunity for students to demonstrate their academic knowledge and experience / skills within a research project of rigorous critical analysis upon a specific management topic in depth. The topic chosen for the project will be based on an issue central to the theme of management, career employability and/or contemporary service sector analysis. The focus for the project may be approached from either a theoretical / managerial / or experiential perspective to be then contextualised within a ‘real world’ and applied organisational context. The project must ultimately conform to both the module's learning outcomes and the assessment guidelines of Level Seven awards.
|TL4030||Principles and Practice of Tourism, Hospitality and Events||10|| More Details
This module aims to allow students to determine and evaluate the current trends and contemporary debates and developments in international tourism, hospitality and event management and their implications for people, places and effective international commerce.
The module applies the concepts and principles of service sector management within a diverse global arena.
It further examines a range of practices from an international perspective to develop a broad understanding to the cultural complexity and challenge of working within the ‘people’ industry. Both knowledge and interpersonal skills will be developed across the sector to represent the initial platform upon which deeper understandings will be advanced and developed.
|TL4019||International Tourism Management OR||10|| More Details
The module aims to provide students with a fast track introduction to the subject of tourism and explore major issues and practice in the context of the rapid growth of international tourism as a major economic and global activity.
The module will focus on a number of key themes and critically examine the response of tourism managers in the private and public sectors to contemporary and future global challenges to enable them to debate key issues affecting the present day tourism sector.
|TL4027||Managing Hospitality and Event Operations||10|| More Details
To provide students of hospitality and events with an in-depth knowledge of integrated management issues within the sector. The module considers the importance of customers, employees and service delivery quality to the effective service organisation.
It aims to develop the conceptual awareness necessary to be an effective operations manager within hospitality and events experiences.
|Management Development in Tourism, Hospitality and events||10|
Acquired knowledge covers a range of topics that allows candidates to advance their management and business careers in a diverse range of sectors including, but not exclusive to, sustainability, event planning, tourism and hospitality.
Employability is also embedded in this programme, which contains several features that support working lives; an emphasis on continuous learning and personal development, reflective practice, teamwork, client skills, and contact with business through applied projects and cases.