Masters degrees in Tourism and Hospitality

Masters degrees in tourism and hospitality is a very popular postgraduate degree programme. Many students choose to study tourism and hospitality. With a masters degree under your belt you can look forward to a huge range of opportunities in the UK and worldwide.

You can specialise in a number of fields, and with a masters degree you can consider careers in a number of areas, including leisure and event management, customer services management and human resources. A masters in hospitality management is extremely popular at the moment.

The importance of studying Tourism and Hospitality

Climate change is linked the effects of global tourism on the environment. However, it’s important to realise that tourism sustains the livelihood of many millions of individuals. Small countries in remote areas have a strong voice on the international stage. When it comes to migration in particular, the effects of global warming on coastal communities has to be considered.

Sustainability and research excellence

The importance of sustainability in tourism and hospitality is a very important issue and many universities study these issues at masters and PhD level. AI and robotics is very important to the tourism and hospitality sector. Many universities focus on these issues from a societal impact as well as a technological one.

If you are looking for a university that studies tourism and hospitality look out for their international quality rankings. This is evidence that they attract international academic staff as well as international students.

International Hotel Schools in Hospitality and Tourism

Renowned schools in tourism and hospitality include private universities. These establishments have a heritage in leading hotels as well as restaurant chains.

Some universities offer learning hotels. These are institutions linked to genuine hotels, accepting paying guests. Some of the most prestigious hospitality brands established themselves through these international organisations.

Why choose masters degrees in Tourism and Hospitality?

The annual global tourism and hospitality sector is worth $4.7Tn, and it is forecast to grow up to $5.8Tn. It is the sector with the largest number of employees by far, and it has made a strong recovery after the restrictions of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Academic research or a career in tourism and hospitality offers enormous potential. As the world experiences many economic and social challenges, worldwide tourism and hospitality will continue to be an opportunity for change, cultural understanding and improvement.

Careers in tourism and hospitality

Masters degree qualified graduates enjoy rapid career pathways in tourism and hospitality. Hotel groups offer management training programmes, and students enter service with respected brands at all levels.

Skills in customer service is the most important attribute of a tourism and hospitality employee. It's important to note that managing people well is a skill that requires dedicated training - it's not something you just pick up on the job. Universities provide opportunities to develop these skills through partnerships with industry.

In the tourism sector, there are a number of related specialties including transport and aviation. Tourism and hospitality also requires skills in event management. Moving large groups of people from place to place and providing entertainment to them requires significant organisation and logistic skills.

Masters degrees in Tourism and Hospitality provide you with many transferrable skills. Lots of graduates join startup companies, and the successful ones evolve and diversify over time in to many different sectors.

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