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Master of Science Tourism and Hospitality (Awarded by the University of Sunderland, UK)

About the Course
Course Curriculum
International Application
Local Application

 

Programme Objectives

  • The MSc Tourism and Hospitality programme has been designed to facilitate a combination of real-world experience and critical reflection through fieldwork and classroom-based activities.
  • The programme applies a social scientific approach to both tourism and hospitality studies through a focus on the contexts of globalisation,commercialisation and consumption.
  • A particular strength of the programme is the consideration of the linkages between the travel, tourism and hospitality industries in relation to organisation and management, as well as in providing satisfactory experiences to consumers.

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Career Opportunities

Past students from University of Sunderland tourism programmes have gone on to  a range of management careers including attractions, museums and destination marketing.

Students may also choose to set up a tourist or hospitality business or go to research and lecturing.

University of Sunderland, UK

The University of Sunderland places its 20,000 students at the heart of everything it does, providing life changing opportunities for a diverse and vibrant learning community.

Sunderland is an internationally connected university, with 18 educational partners in 12 countries. Almost a third of our students study for a Sunderland degree off-campus in their own country – meaning the University is regarded as a pioneer in transnational education. In addition our international reach is growing and we attract students to Sunderland and to the University of Sunderland in London from over 100 countries.

The University is acknowledged as one of the UK’s top providers of Transnational Education with over 6,500 students studying for University of Sunderland academic awards with quality assured partners in Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Botswana, Germany, Kenya, Uzbekistan and Trinidad.
Our student support and research-informed curriculum mean learners develop the skills and flexibility employers are looking for, and the behaviours and values that contribute towards social responsibility and citizenship.

Our research has been classed as 'world leading' in 10 subjects and 'internationally excellent' in an additional three subjects, by the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF).

 

Module Descriptions

 

Tourism Concepts and Issues

Upon successful completion of this module, students will have demonstrated:

  • A critical understanding of the key concepts and issues associated with international tourism
  • A critical awareness of the changing role of tourism in contemporary societies
  • The ability to critically appraise academic literature on tourism
  • The ability to produce high quality written work that is appropriate for academic and industry audiences
  • The ability to apply academic knowledge and concepts to the analysis of international tourism

 

Hospitality Management Studies

Upon successful completion of this module, students will have demonstrated:

  • An advanced knowledge of the operation of the hospitality industry
  • A knowledge of the characteristics of hospitality production and consumption
  • A knowledge of the structure, components and evolution of hospitality supply and demand
  • Critically appraise hospitality development and management case-studies

 

Critical Theories and Methods for Tourism, Hospitality and Events

Upon successful completion of this module, students will have demonstrated:

  • Critical understanding of the philosophical and methodological underpinnings of research in tourism, hospitality and events
  • Critical appreciation of recent theoretical approaches in tourism, hospitality and events
  • In-depth awareness and evaluation of the range of qualitative and quantitative methods employed in researching tourism, hospitality and events

Current Practices in Tourism, Hospitality and Events

Upon successful completion of this module, students will have:

  • Demonstrated an advance knowledge of current issues debates and practices in Tourism, Hospitality and Events
  • Critically evaluated current research and scholarship relating to tourism, hospitality and events
  • Critically evaluate the strategic challenges facing events, hospitality and tourism organisations

 

Tourism and Hospitality Major Project

Upon successful completion of this module students will have demonstrated:

  • Knowledge of research design for sustained independent empirical work
  • Advanced knowledge, understanding and critical awareness of the need for and potential of the research undertaken
  • Analyse complex data sets in order to explain real-world tourism and hospitality production and consumption
  • Report and reflect on a research project in order to make conclusions and recommendations for both operations and further research

 

Profile of lecturers and their respective teaching modules

The average lecturer/student ratio is 1 : 100 (lecture)

The average lecturer/student ratio is 1 : 20 (tutorial)

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Programme Structure and Duration

Full-time Programme 

  • The full-time programme can be completed in 12 months.
  • There will be 2 terms (2 modules each) plus a project

Commencement Dates

Course Commencement Date Completion Date
12-month Full-time Programme Mar 2017 Feb 2018
  Jul  2017 Jun 2018
  Nov 2017 Oct 2018

 

 

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Fees

Application Fee       S$ 321.00

Tuition Fees            S$20,330.00

Note:

All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.

Non-tuition fees are not included.

 

Admission Requirements

 
Applicants must possess one of the following:
 
- A second lower class Bachelor's degree (any discipline) 

 

English Language Requirements

Applicants must demonstrate proficiency in the English language. If the applicant does not meet the English requirement, the applicant is required to achieve a minimum band of 6.0 in the IELTS (International English Language Testing System)

 

Student Pass Application

International students are required to apply for student pass if they wish to study full-time in Singapore. Please click here for more information.

 

Programme Structure and Duration


Full-time Programme 

  • The full-time programme can be completed in 12 months.
  • There will be 2 terms (2 modules each) plus a project

 

Part-time Programme 

  • The duration for part-time programme is 18 months.
  • It is taught on modular basis.

 

Commencement Dates

 

Course Commencement Date Completion Date
12-month Full-time Programme Mar 2017 Feb 2018
  Jul 2017 Jun 2018
  Nov 2017 Oct 2018
     
18-month Part-time Programme Jul 2017 Dec 2018

 

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Fees

Application Fee        S$53.50

Full-Time Programme

Tuition Fees             S$18,190.00

Non-Tuition Fees     S$    556.99

Total Fees                S$18,746.99

Note:

  • All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.
  • Non-tuition fees include MDIS membership entrance fees, annual membership subscription fees, MDIS experience seminars, medical insurance and Fee Protection Scheme (FPS) insurance premium
  • The above does not include miscellaneous fees, which refer to any non-compulsory and non-standard fees which the student will pay only when necessary or applicable.  Such fees are normally collected on an ad-hoc basis by the PEI when the need arises.

 

Part-Time Programme

Tuition Fees             S$17,655.00

Non-Tuition Fees     S$     380.40

Total Fees                 S$18,035.40

Note:

  • All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.
  • Non-tuition fees include MDIS membership entrance fees, annual membership subscription fees and Fee Protection Scheme (FPS) insurance premium.
  • The above does not include miscellaneous fees, which refer to any non-compulsory and non-standard fees which the student will pay only when necessart or applicable. Such fees are normally collected on an ad-hoc basis by the PEI when the need arises.

 

Admission Requirements

Applicants must possess one of the following:

- A second lower class Bachelor's degree (any discipline) 

English Language Requirements

Applicants must demonstrate proficiency in the English language. If the applicant does not meet the English requirement, the applicant is required to achieve a minimum of band of 6.0 in the IELTS (International English Language Testing System)

 

Financial Assistance Scheme

Student loans from the organisations listed below are available to Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents. Please contact the organisations directly to find out how you may benefit from their services.

 

STUDY LOANS
 

Organisation Contact Number Website
TCC Limited Tel : 6319 3700 www.tcc.org.sg
DBS Bank Tel : 1800 111 1111 www.dbs.com.sg
Maybank Tel : 1800 629 2265 www.maybank2u.com.sg

 

 

0% INTEREST CREDIT CARD INSTALMENT PLANS

For All Programmes (Available in 6 or 12 months)

Organisation Contact Number Website
Standard Chartered
Bank
Tel : 1800 747 7000 www.standardchartered.com.sg
Citibank Tel : 1800 225 5225 www.citibank.com.sg
Maybank Tel : 1800 968 2265 www.maybank.com.sg
UOB Tel : 1800 226 6121 www.uob.com.sg
OCBC Tel : 1800 363 3333 www.ocbc.com.sg
DBS Tel : 1800 111 1111 www.dbs.com
POSB Tel : 1800 339 6666 www.posb.com.sg
Bank of China  Tel : 1800 669 5566  www.bankofchina.com/sg

 

For Degree and Master (Available in 24 months)

Organisation Contact Number Website
Citibank Tel : 1800 225 5225 www.citibank.com.sg

 

 

 
 
QUICK INFORMATION
COURSE CODE : MST
Duration of Course | Full-time: 12 Months, Part-time: 18 months
Award | MASTERS
COMMENCEMENT DATE  

Class Intakes for 2017

Full-time Programme
Mar, Jul, Nov

Part-time Programme
Jul

 

CONTACT DETAILS  

Local students:

+65 6247 9111 / 6372 1000

International students:

+65 6796 7660

 

Local Enquiries
etc@mdis.edu.sg
+65 6247 9111
ib@mdis.edu.sg
+65 6278 8000
International Enquiries