MSc International Tourism and Aviation Management (Work Experience)

Year of Entry 2024/25
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MSc

International Tourism and Aviation Management (Work Experience)

Get the skills you need to work as manager or senior manager in a dynamic industry.

Everything you need to know...

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    What is the fee?

    Home: £10,310 or £11,810 (with work experience) for the course
    International/EU: £17,205 or £18,705 (with work experience) for the course

  • Time

    How long will I study?

    2 Years

  • Location

    Where will I study?

    City Campus

  • Date

    When do I start?

    September 2024

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    Placement year available?

    Yes


Course summary

  • Challenge your understanding of tourism and aviation.
  • Gain the employability skills you need to start or progress your career.
  • Develop research skills and progress to further studies or consultancy.
  • Plan, manage and promote tourism and aviation products, businesses and destinations in a safe, competitive and sustainable manner.

The tourism and aviation sectors combined form one of the most exciting and fastest-growing industries globally. This course is designed to provide you with the theoretical background, skills and experiences necessary to become a successful leader within the tourism and aviation industry.


Sheffield Business School accreditation

Sheffield Business School is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), placing us in the top 6% of business schools globally.

Tourism subject group award

Our Tourism subject group is recognised as a Centre of Excellence by the Institute of Travel and Tourism (ITT), the membership organisation for tourism industry professionals and educators.

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How you learn

All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.

This course will allow you to apply and critically challenge your understanding of the industry in practical contexts, particularly in the work-related learning modules and during the optional industry placement.

You will also critically examine the safety, sustainability and corporate social responsibility of the international tourism and aviation industry. Your employability skills will be enhanced through focus on communications and team-working, which are vital for career development.

You learn through

  • lectures and seminars
  • tutorials and workshops
  • industry lectures and site visits
  • face-to-face experiences
  • airline and aviation operations management simulation

This course is delivered face-to-face over three semesters - teaching is scheduled based on the length of your course and the academic calendar.

Work experience is embedded midway through your course. Your dissertation module will be submitted upon completion of your placement.

Course leaders and tutors

Karen Soulby
Karen Soulby
Senior Lecturer

I am the course leader for undergraduate tourism provision at the University. I teach on several different modules at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Applied learning

Work placements

The placement option offers you an additional opportunity to develop your practical skills, either in the UK or abroad. We help you gain a placement of 6-12 months by running employability workshops, and have a dedicated placement team to support you.

Networking opportunities

Guest lectures from visiting academics, researchers and other professionals will further enhance your knowledge and understanding and to encourage contact with the industry.

Field trips

There are field visits in certain modules which aim to provide real-world knowledge of the industry, and to provide context for your theoretical studies.


Future careers

This course prepares you for a career as a

  • international tour operator
  • airline operator
  • airport operator
  • transport operator
  • destination manager
  • hotel manager
  • tourist manager
  • government employee
  • tourism and aviation consultant

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus through a structured mix of lectures, seminars and practical sessions as well as access to digital and online resources to support your learning.

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Entry requirements

All students

Normally an honours degree (2:2 or above) or a recognised equivalent qualification. We will consider enquiries from those who have substantial management experience but do not have the normal entry requirements. We may invite these potential students for an interview to discuss their particular background, experience and qualifications.

If English is not the student's first language the student will need an IELTS score of 6.5 or above, with a minimum score of 6.0 in each skill element. If the applicant's English is currently below the required level we will consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable them to achieve an equivalent English score.

We welcome applications from people of any age. There may be some flexibility in entry requirements provided the applicant has other relevant learning or experience. This may be formally accredited learning (i.e. where students have certificates to indicate the learning that has taken place and associated achievement) which is not covered in the above admissions requirements; experiential learning (i.e. learning which has taken place in contexts such as paid work, voluntary work, self-employment, or through other aspects of life experience) or a combination of the two. We look for evidence of experiential learning through such things as job descriptions, references, reflective personal statements, and interviews with course leaders and admissions tutors. The Course Team will review the evidence and will then make a judgement as to whether or not students will benefit from and are likely to complete the course successfully.

Additional information for EU/International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.


Modules

Important notice: The structure of this course is periodically reviewed and enhanced to provide the best possible learning experience for our students and ensure ongoing compliance with any professional, statutory and regulatory body standards. Module structure, content, delivery and assessment may change, but we expect the focus of the course and the learning outcomes to remain as described above. Following any changes, updated module information will be published on this page.

You can take an optional placement year in year two.

Year 1

Compulsory modules

Module
Credits
Assessment
Approaches To Tourism And Hospitality Business Management
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Aviation Management: Principles And Practice
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Business And Management Strategy
Credits 30
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Dissertation
Credits 45
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Research Methods
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Tourism And Aviation Operations
Credits 30
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Work Related Learning
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(100%)

Elective modules

Module
Credits
Assessment
Hospitality Service Excellence
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(100%)
International Cultural Events
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Live Event
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Major Event Policy And Practice
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Managing Profitable Food And Beverage Operations
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Safety And Security Management In Tourism
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Strategic Resort Hotel Management
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Tourism And Globalisation
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(50%) , Practical(50%)
Visitor Attractions Management
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Final year

Compulsory modules

Module
Credits
Assessment
Msc Placement
Credits -
Assessment

Fees and funding

Home students

Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time study in 2024/25 is £10,310 for the course without work experience placement or £11,810 with work experience placement.

If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2024/25 is £17,205 for the course without work experience placement or £18,705 with work experience placement.

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

Additional costs for Tourism and hospitality courses (PDF, 335.5KB)

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How do I apply?

You apply for this course via our online application form.

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You can also use the application form above to apply for future years of entry.

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