Masters in Hospitality, Leisure & Sports

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Tourism and leisure includes all the economic and social activities associated with travelling experiences, recreation and the enjoyment of free time. Professionals in the field have the responsibility to maximize their clients' leisure experience, either through direct contact, or by efficiently managing the logistics and personnel involved in the leisure resorts or activities. They work in tourism and the travel industry, in organising various events or in sports and health centres.

Tourism and leisure professionals have a good understanding of sales principles, excellent communication skills and usually speak more than one foreign language. Most are also trained in events, hospitality or sports management, and even in business administration.

Combining the art of relaxation with the competencies needed to manage the tourist industry, tourism is a popular applied science profession. Typically, academic degrees in tourism, hospitality and leisure offer in depth management understanding, implementation strategies and even different languages. Examples of study programmes include: international tourism management and consultancy, attractions and theme parks management and leisure and event planning.

Some of the most popular careers in tourism and leisure include job titles such as travel agent, fitness instructor, hotel and resort staff or tour guide; opportunities stretch as far as restaurant management or transportation professional. A career in tourism requires people-oriented skills above any task related technical competencies.

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M.A. Tourism and Culture

By combining historical, literary, art-historical and other disciplinary approaches, and by integrating academic research with practical challenges, this brand new Master’s specialisation will make you an academic expert in cultural tourism.

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M.Sc. Tourism, Heritage and Development

This Tourism, Heritage and Development programme at University of Glasgow is designed to build your understanding of the tourism, heritage and development sectors. Drawing upon a multidisciplinary team to do this, it uses academic approaches from the social sciences and the arts to investigate key themes.

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M.A. International Leisure and Tourism Studies

NHL Stenden’s 14 month Master programme in International Leisure and Tourism Studies focuses on sustainability and quality of life within the context of the past, present and future. Students will explore established theories relating to leisure and tourism (past), discuss current cases (present) and use scenario planning as a tool for identifying future trends and developments (future).

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