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This course is subject to validation

The MSc Sustainable Tourism Development & Management builds on existing expertise and knowledge in the fields of sustainable tourism, tourism entrepreneurship and innovation, political economy of tourism, cultural and heritage tourism management, destination marketing and strategic tourism management. It is an innovative future-looking postgraduate course designed to provide you with a an in-depth understanding of global tourism business activity and its relationship to destination economies. You’ll also be prepared for the enormous challenges facing tourism managers, entrepreneurs policy-makers and indeed, tourists themselves, as we deal with the legacy of the pandemic, 'future-proof' tourism destinations and business against coming crises. This Masters draws upon the research expertise, knowledge and experience of the global tourism industries area as well as engagement with a range of diverse practitioners. It combines rigorous academic ideas with problem-solving and practical skills to equip postgraduate students with industry-based knowledge and competences to enable them to excel in the globalised business environment in which the contemporary tourism business and the industry operate.

What makes this course different

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Industry Connections

Benefit from industry engagement in every module. Including guest speakers, site visits, placement opportunities, competitions, field trips and debates - enhancing your understanding of contemporary issues in the industry.

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Excellent London Location

Benefit from studying in one of the best locations in the world for events Management - enjoy fact-finding trips to some of the capital’s most iconic locations as part of the course, from the ExCel Centre to the Olympic Park.

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Professional Experience

Our reputation and East London base have helped us to develop valuable links to national and multinational organisations. These connections can provide opportunities for you to gain work experience and build your professional network.


This course engages with some of the most pressing issues of the day needed to rebuild, restructure and transform tourism commerce and destinations in line with new and innovative business models aligned with principles of sustainability and the Sustainable Development Goals. Many destinations have already moved to address various crises and rethink the organisation and structure of their tourism industries along new and innovative sustainable models. It is vital therefore that we produce high calibre graduates and environmental-attuned 'conscious' tourism entrepreneurs that are prepared to address these challenges and help shape the tourism industries of the future.


This course is subject to validation. You can still apply for this course while it is being approved.



We pride ourselves on giving students a fantastic experience and great support from day one. We're an inclusive university with a close-knit community of students and our teaching reflects that. Teaching is delivered through a diverse range of methods, not only to develop your different skills but also to enrich the learning experience. 

Our students also have access to many of the thousands of recognisable names throughout the capital and our links with industry stretch across the world. When you're not observing professionals in action, we'll be bringing them to you with a programme of regular guest speakers who will keep you informed and inspire you for the career that lies ahead of you. 


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Docklands Campus

Docklands Campus, Docklands Campus, London, E16 2RD


The teaching team includes qualified academics, practitioners and industry experts as guest speakers. Full details of the academics will be provided in the student handbook and module guides.

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Our teaching team have years of experience in managing events, tourism and sports. Many have worked in industry, so will share their stories and reveal what it takes to keep up in the fast-paced environment. Like our community of students, our lecturers come from a diverse range of backgrounds. We have experts in development studies, sociology, political science, marketing, arts and cultural studies. One thing they all have in common is their ability to inspire and share invaluable insights. Lisa Wyld, Director of the Institute of Hospitality and Tourism, after years in the international hospitality and events industries, she started her career in academia. Her interests related to events and hospitality, in contexts such as event design and theming, impacts of food and beverage on culture, event Overview of research, 150 words

impacts, consumer behaviour and experiences as well as leadership challenges within these industries, as well as the links between industry and academia. Dr Naz Ali, Senior Lecturer in Events and Leisure Management, investigates critical geographies related to global tourism, sport events tourism and matters of identity. Dr Henrik Linden, Senior Lecturer in Tourism and Cultural Industries Management, explores fan cultures, arts audiences and the representation of places and destinations. Birte Schmitz, Senior Lecturer in Tourism and Hospitality Management, has been teaching for 13 years, before which she gained industry experience working in tourism marketing and on seafront and rural development projects on the South Coast of England. Her research interests lie within tourist behaviour, food tourism and rural tourism planning and development. Lynthon Musamadya, Senior Lecturer in Events and Hospitality Management, has an interest in strategic, operational and quality management issues and their impact on financial and revenue performance within the events, hospitality and tourism industries.


The course responds to the growing demand for highly trained professionals in the tourism industries in the UK and worldwide. The increasingly professionalised and globalised nature of these industries means that employers are looking for management/leadership graduates with an academically informed understanding of these sectors as well as the critical and analytical skills needed to reflect upon and solve a range of management-related problems. Through a combination of academic rigour with practical engagement with innovative industry partners and applied research, this course will equip students with the knowledge, strategic vision and competences to take a leading role in their chosen workplace. As one of the world's largest industries, tourism contributes to 7 per cent of global exports and sustains over 300 million jobs. It constitutes a major global force for economic development and intercultural exchange while in many low-income and small island developing states it comprises the single largest export sector.