International Tourism and Aviation Management MSc
Sheffield Hallam University
Key Course Facts
1. Course summary
Challenge your understanding of tourism and aviation.
Gain the employability skills you need to start or progress your career.
Develop research skills and progress to further studies or consultancy.
Plan, manage and promote tourism and aviation products, businesses and destinations in a safe, competitive and sustainable manner.
The tourism and aviation sectors combined form one of the most exciting and fastest-growing industries globally. This course is designed to provide you with the theoretical background, skills and experiences necessary to become a successful leader within the tourism and aviation industry.
2. How you learn This course will allow you to apply and critically challenge your understanding of the industry in practical contexts, particularly in the work-related learning modules and during the optional industry placement.
You will also critically examine the safety, sustainability and corporate social responsibility of the international tourism and aviation industry. Your employability skills will be enhanced through focus on communications and team-working, which are vital for career development.
You learn through
lectures and seminars
tutorials and workshops
industry lectures and site visits
airline and aviation operations management simulation
The placement option offers you an additional opportunity to develop your practical skills, either in the UK or abroad. We help you gain a placement of 6-12 months by running employability workshops, and have a dedicated placement team to support you.
Guest lectures from visiting academics, researchers and other professionals will further enhance your knowledge and understanding and to encourage contact with the industry.
There are field visits in certain modules which aim to provide real-world knowledge of the industry, and to provide context for your theoretical studies.
Entry Requirements / Admissions
Requirements for international students / English requirements
IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)
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Normally an honours degree (2:2 or above) or a recognised equivalent qualification. We will consider enquiries from those who have substantial management experience but do not have the normal entry requirements. We may invite these potential students for an interview to discuss their particular background, experience and qualifications. If English is not the student's first language the student will need an IELTS score of 6.0 or above, with a minimum score of 5.5 in each skill element or IELTS 6.5 for the Work Experience route. If the applicant's English is currently below the required level we will consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable them to achieve an equivalent English score. We welcome applications from people of any age. There may be some flexibility in entry requirements provided the applicant has other relevant learning or experience. This may be formally accredited learning (i.e. where students have certificates to indicate the learning that has taken place and associated achievement) which is not covered in the above admissions requirements; experiential learning (i.e. learning which has taken place in contexts such as paid work, voluntary work, self-employment, or through other aspects of life experience) or a combination of the two. We look for evidence of experiential learning through such things as job descriptions, references, reflective personal statements, and interviews with course leaders and admissions tutors. The Course Team will review the evidence and will then make a judgement as to whether or not students will benefit from and are likely to complete the course successfully.
Average student cost of living in the UK
|Water, gas electricity, internet (at home)||£50|
|Takeaways / food deliveries||£30|
|Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food)||£24|
|Holidays and weekend trips||£78|
|Transport within city||£17|
|Self-care / sports||£20|
|Stationary / books||£13|
|Mobile phone / internet||£13|
|Cable TV / streaming||£7|
|Average student cost of living||£1092|
London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.
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About Sheffield Hallam University
Founded in 1969, Sheffield Hallam University is located in the city of Sheffield, in the Yorkshire and the Humber region of England. Sheffield is the UK's fifth largest urban centre, 60% of which consists of vibrant green spaces such as city parks, gardens and countryside. SHU prides itself on the important position it occupies in Sheffield as a pillar of the local economy, workforce, and infrastructure. This is reflected in the fact that almost half of this university’s enrolled students are from low-income backgrounds.
Where is this programme taught
|Program||University||Student satisfaction||Unemployed||Dropout||Tuition (UK)||Tuition (International)||UCAS Tariff||City|
|Politics and Tourism BA (Hons)||Liverpool Hope University||76%||0%||5%||£9250||£11400||109||Liverpool||On campus Full-time|
|Tourism Planning and Management BA (Hons)||University of Westminster||75%||0%||3%||£9250||£14400||114||London||On campus Full-time|
|History/Tourism Studies BA/BSc (Hons)||Canterbury Christ Church University||89%||0%||10%||£9250||£14500||95||Canterbury||On campus Full-time|
|Event and Tourism Management (with Study Abroad) BA (Hons)||University of Suffolk||74%||0%||25%||£9250||£12996||89||Ipswich||On campus Full-time|
|Nutrition and Tourism BA (Hons)||Liverpool Hope University||47%||5%||0%||£9250||£11400||116||Liverpool||On campus Full-time|
|Sport & Exercise Science/Tourism Studies BA/BSc (Hons)||Canterbury Christ Church University||94%||0%||14%||£9250||£14500||98||Canterbury||On campus Full-time|
|Tourism and Destination Management BA (Hons)||York St John University||87%||5%||15%||£9250||£12750||108||York||On campus Full-time|
|Tourism Management/Marketing BSc (Hons)||Aberystwyth University||90%||5%||0%||£9000||£14300||125||Aberystwyth||On campus Full-time|
|Tourism Management with Language BA (Hons)||University of Greenwich||61%||4%||5%||£9250||£14500||131||London||On campus Full-time|
|Tourism and Events Management FdA||Leicester College||93%||20%||40%||£6165||£10700||79||Leicester||On campus Full-time|