International Tourism and Aviation Management MA

Course summary

OverviewThe Master's course in International Tourism and Aviation Management seeks to bring together the theories, concepts and practices to develop critical understandings of a managerial career within either the tourism or aviation industry.  
The MA offers an opportunity to enhance research skills to advance employability in the tourism or aviation industry.  It is offered as a one-year full-time and two-year part-time course.
Why choose this course?During the course, you will adopt an interdisciplinary approach to the study of tourism and aviation management by drawing upon international case study material to understand the global operations of both the tourism and aviation sectors. 
The MA is taught by an experienced team of academics, all with a background in either tourism and/or aviation management. Many of these staff are extensively published and are asked to speak at events and conferences throughout the world.
There are several practice-based features of the course which may include guest speakers from industry, use of industry relevant briefs as well as field work and field trips. 
The unique selling point of UWL's postgraduate programmes remains our simple curriculum structure, the eclectic mix of disciplines that contribute to the course and the range of specialist modules in tourism and aviation which reflect the knowledge and expertise of staff and give the course its special 'flavour' and focus.
The underlying philosophy of the study of tourism and aviation is that it should equip students with a number of academic and industry-specific skills appropriate to finding suitable employment within a service-based economy. Take a look at the video below to find out more about studying tourism at UWL. 

Tutor informationThis course is run by the London Geller College of Hospitality and Tourism to provide you with both the high-quality teaching and the personal attention you need to make the most of your University education.
Comprised of experienced and respected academics, the London Geller College of Hospitality and Tourism teaching staff includes: Associate Professor in Tourism Management Dr Paul Fidgeon who is well published and regularly speaks at international conferences and trade functions.
The Dean of the London Geller College of Hospitality and Tourism James Edmunds has over two decades' experience of teaching and managing tourism, hospitality and aviation courses within higher education. Most recently, he has been involved in managing commercial pilot degree teaching contracts, which has involved working with the world's two largest flight training providers as well as a number of high profile international airlines.
Career and study progressionTourism and aviation students traditionally find themselves working in a variety of different sectors of the industry, anywhere in the world, including:
  • airside
  • portside
  • tour operations
  • attractions management
  • business travel.
For those students wishing to study further, opportunities for MPhil and PhD are also available. 

Other options available for MA International Tourism and Aviation Management

  • Full time - September 2017, Ealing site
  • Part time - September 2017, Ealing site





A range of loans, bursaries and scholarships are available to help you fund your studies.

Students on some Masters courses may be eligible to apply for a Postgraduate Loan of up to £10,000 as a contribution towards their course and living costs. Find out how to apply for a Postgraduate Loan on GOV.UK

Other loans available to postgraduate students include Professional and Career Development Loans, which also allow you to borrow up to £10,000.  Find out more about Loans on GOV.UK

Additional funding is available to some types of students, such as disabled students. Find out more about funding opportunities

Within the university, we offer a range of scholarships and bursaries including:

  • The William Brake Bursary: a £1,000 award for candidates on undergraduate or postgraduate degree courses
  • The Mollie Clay Scholarship: a £2,500 scholarship awarded to an outstanding student
  • Exclusive alumni discounts: a £2,000 discount on taught postgraduate courses or a 10% discount on research courses, exclusive to students who graduated from the University of West London.

Other scholarships are also available, including awards for specific subjects. Find out more and check your eligibility for the scholarships and bursaries listed above.

Please note fees are paid for each year of study unless otherwise stated. You will be required to re-enrol and pay fees at the beginning of each academic year. Fees may be subject to government regulations on fee increases. Future inflationary increases will be applied to each subsequent year of the course, subject to government regulations on fee increases.

MA, MA, MA Award
September Start
Full-time, Part-time Study Mode
1 years Duration

Entry Requirements For This Course

Entry requirements

ou would normally be expected to have a good honours degree (2.2. or above) in any subject from a UK university, or equivalent.

All applications are considered on their individual merits. The course welcomes applications from mature and non-standard entry students. Here interview procedures are expected to apply.

In all instances two references are required.

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