Everything you need to know...
- Build a strong theoretical and practical foundation in international tourism management.
- Apply and critically challenge your understanding of the industries in practical contexts.
- Critically examine sustainability of the international tourism industry.
- Contribute to the industry and wider society through a practice of corporate social responsibility in your future career.
The industry accounts for 1 in 12 jobs globally, such growth cannot take place without a talented and highly-skilled workforce trained to the highest standards. This course has been specifically designed to prepare graduates for management and senior management positions in this complex, dynamic and fast-growing 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 5% 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.
How you learn
Your lecturer's view
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.
You learn to apply and critically challenge your understanding of the industry in practical contexts, particularly in the work-related learning module and during an optional industry placement. You also critically examine the sustainability of the international tourism industry. Throughout the course you will enhance your employability skills, such as communications and team-working, which are vital for rapid career development.
You learn through
- face-to-face experiences
- virtual or simulated active or experiential workshops
- site visits
Course leaders and tutors
The placement option offers you an additional opportunity to develop your practical skills, either in the UK or abroad. We help you gain a 6-12 month placement by running employability workshops and have a dedicated placement team to support you. Placement opportunities exist in organisations such as
- Omega Travel
- Visit Peak District and Derbyshire
- Anantara resorts
- Como resorts
- the Gleneagles hotel
- the Hotelbeds Group
Guest lectures from visiting academics, researchers and other professionals will be utilised to further enhance your knowledge and understanding and to encourage contact with the industry, as well as field visits within certain modules.
Come to an open day
Find out more at our postgraduate open days. Book now for your place.
This course prepares you for a career in
- international tour operators
- transport operators
- visitor attractions
- resort management
- hotel corporations
- conference and event organisers
- national tourist organisations
- government agencies
- tourism consultancy firms
This course is recognised by the Tourism Management Institute, the professional organisation for tourism destination managers.
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.
City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.
Adsetts Library is located on our City Campus. It's open 24 hours a day, every day.Learn more
Normally an honours degree or recognised equivalent qualification
We welcome enquiries from those who have substantial management experience but who do not have the normal entry requirements. We may invite you for an interview to discuss your particular background, experience and qualifications. You may also be able to claim credit points which can reduce the amount of time it takes to complete your qualification at Sheffield Hallam. Find out more
Through accreditation of prior learning (APL), you may be able to claim entry with credit or exemptions based on your existing qualifications, knowledge and experience.
Work experience route
If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS 6.5 score with a minimum of 6.0 in all skills or equivalent.
Non work experience route
If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS 6.0 score with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills or equivalent.
If your English language skill is currently below the required level we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.
Additional information for EU/International students
This course is not open to international students who require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK. If you are an international applicant but do not require a Tier 4 (General) student visa, contact our Admissions Team to find out whether you’re eligible to apply.
Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.
|Module: Approaches To Tourism And Hospitality Business Management||Credits: 15||
|Module: Business And Management Strategy||Credits: 30||
|Module: Destination Marketing||Credits: 15||
|Module: Live Event||Credits: 15||
|Module: Safety And Security Management In Tourism||Credits: 15||
|Module: Tourism And Globalisation||Credits: 15||
|Module: Visitor Attractions Management||Credits: 15||
|Module: Dissertation||Credits: 45||
|Module: Enterprise And Entrepreneurship In Tourism And Hospitality||Credits: 15||
|Module: Research Methods||Credits: 15||
|Module: Tourism Planning And Development||Credits: 15||
|Module: Work Related Learning||Credits: 15||
Fees and funding
Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time study in 2022/23 is £9,620 for the course. For part-time study the fee will be calculated pro-rata each year based on the number of credits studied.
† 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.
Postgraduate student loans
Up to £11,222 available for Home students on most masters courses.
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.
Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and Student Regulations.