International Tourism and Hospitality Management Postgraduate Certificate
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International Tourism and Hospitality Management Postgraduate Certificate

Robert Gordon University

This new course recognises the importance of tourism and hospitality as the world's largest industries. The programme of studies integrates teaching, research and strong industry expertise from within the area of tourism and hospitality management as well as generic business management at the Aberdeen Business School.

The course will enable aspiring managers to gain industry specific expertise together with a highly relevant academic qualification. The focus is to actively encourage students to apply management principles and concepts in the context of contemporary national and international tourism and hospitality management.

There will be emphasis on preparing students for senior management roles and as such they will have to demonstrate self direction and originality in solving problems as well as being able to act autonomously in planning and implementing tasks at a professional level. The course will also develop their ability to think critically and appraise and apply academic models relevant to the international tourism and hospitality industry.

The degree has been developed with guidance from both the TMI (Tourism Management Institute) and the Institute of Hospitality as well as with local industry.

What you will study

Semester 1

  • Event Management

  • Tourism and Hospitality Operations Management

  • Finance for Managers

  • Marketing

Semester 2

  • Strategic Management in the Tourism and Hospitality industries

  • e-Business and IT Applications for Tourism and Hospitality

  • Human Resource Management

  • Research Methods

Semester 3

  • Dissertation

Dissertation In Semester 3, you will present a written research proposal for submission. This will normally form the basis for the Masters level dissertation. You will work independently but under tutorial supervision, to undertake the research and prepare the dissertation.

Entry requirements

Applicants will require an honours degree. Those who do not possess an honours degree but have a degree or degree equivalent qualification and work experience at a suitable level within an organisation for an appropriate length of time, will be considered. Qualifications from an approved professional body will also be taken into account.

All international students, for whom English is not their first language, must provide evidence of linguistic ability, by gaining either IELTS 6.5 or its equivalent in TOEFL prior to receiving an unconditional offer of a place on the course.

Placements and accreditations

This course is in the process of being recognised by the Institute of Hospitality (formerly the Hotel and Catering International Management Association - HCIMA) as well as the Tourism Management Institute (TMI).

Fees and bursaries

UK/EU Students

  • New students: entire course £8276 for academic year 2010/11

International Students

  • New students: entire course £8364 for academic year 2010/11

The above tuition fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.

If you are already a student at Robert Gordon University, you can find information on fees for academic year 2010/11 on the Student Finance web pages.

How to apply

All students can apply online by visiting Apply Online.

If you prefer to apply on paper, please contact the Postgraduate Admissions Office to request that an application be posted out to you.

If you have any queries, please contact our Admissions Office:

  • Email

  • Call +44 (0) 1224 262132

If you are an International Student and would like further information and application advice:

  • Complete our International Enquiries form

  • Call 0044 1224 262726

  • Email
Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Certificate, PG Dip, PG Dip, MSc, MSc Award
January, September Start
Full-time, Part-time Study Mode
15 weeks Duration

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