The Edinburgh Napier University is located in Edinburgh, United Kingdom. The University is a well known name in the field of higher education, and it has received the prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education in 2009, for its contribution to the field of education.
The University offers a MSc. Degree in Tourism and Hospitality Management for those students who are eager to build a career in travel, tourism and the hospitality industry. This is an advanced course which will give a student the necessary skills in dealing with the various issues of the travel and hospitality industry, and effective organizational, business and managerial skills to run a tourism and hospitality business.
The course is designed for three semesters, being a full time course. In semester 1, the subjects taught are Tourism Concepts and Issues, Tourism Marketing, and Management of Hospitality Operations. In semester 2, the subjects taught are Contemporary Issues in Hospitality Management, Research Methods and an Industry Project. In semester 3, a student has to take up dissertation on a subject related to the course of study.
The course is conducted by a well designed module, through lectures, case studies, and practical classes. The faculty is strong and the students also get chance to interact with industry experts from time to time, which further enriches their vision. Apart from this students get access to library facilities which is fully decked with relevant books, study materials and resources that help them to study the course, they can also get access to notes and course work through the online support of the department and a tutor for personal development.
Generally a recognized honours degree at 2.2 or above or equivalent is needed for entry into the course. However anyone having relevant and equivalent experience may also get admission. IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent is required for international students.
Fees: Fees for 2010/11 are £5,310 for Home/EU students and £9,750 for overseas students. Similarly fees for 2011/12 are £5,420 for Home/EU students and £9,950 for overseas students.
Students passing out with this degree are eligible to get jobs in public sector organizations, airlines, tour operations, destination development, and hospitality and retail industries in senior level positions.