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PGCert Responsible Tourism Management

UK

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What will I learn?

COURSE OVERVIEW

This distinctive postgraduate certificate is part of the only responsible tourism management MSc in the world certified by the UNWTO.TedQual programme established by the United Nations World Tourism Organization. It is taught by staff with first-hand experience in tourism management, research and consultancy, who will share their global expertise with you.

Designed to develop your professional experience in tourism, heritage, and sustainable development, this course will also help meet the resulting demand for managers who can implement responsible tourism strategies within marketing, operations and product development.

As part of your course, you'll:

  • Explore domestic and international tourism - and understand that the principles of responsible tourism are as applicable to the Yorkshire Dales as they are to The Gambia
  • Plan, implement and evaluate responsible tourism policies and practices
  • Understand and manage the complex interactions between tourism stakeholders
  • Identify, create and implement appropriate responses to better manage common resource use issues

The course is informed by relevant theories and practice-based tools and frameworks, such as the Global Sustainable Tourism Council criteria for hotels, tour operators and for destinations; the Sustainable Development Goals and the UNWTO Global Code of Ethics for Tourism.

The Cape Town Declaration for Responsible Tourism

Building on the Declaration’s principles, the course’s philosophy acknowledges the importance of making “all forms of tourism sustainable through all stakeholders taking responsibility for creating better forms of tourism”. Using research informed teaching and the application of a critical edge, you will study how the Cape Town Declarations aspirations can be met, looking at:

  • The triple bottom line concept
  • Stakeholder theory
  • Resilience
  • Creating shared value
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Theories of change and change management

TEACHING & LEARNING

Independent study is a crucial part of learning at university and you will be required to undertake many hours of self-directed research and reading, and preparation and writing of assessments. Your course is delivered through a number of modules, which will help you to plan your time and establish a study routine. Outside of your lectures, workshops and tutorials, a range of support is available to assist with your independent study. Our subject-specific librarians will be on hand to direct you to the specialist learning and study-skill resources. You’ll also be assigned an academic advisor to give you tailored feedback and support.

Our silver status in the latest Teaching Excellence Framework, reflects our commitment to deliver high-quality teaching, learning and outcomes for our students.

Which department am I in?

Events, Tourism and Hospitality

Study options

Full Time (15 weeks)

Tuition fees
£5,000.00 (US$ 6,032) Overall cost
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected September 2023

Venue

Headingley Campus

Headingley,

Leeds,

LS6 3QS, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students should have completed Bachelor degree with GPA of 2.5 or above. English language requirements: Bachelor degree from an American University.

For international students

Applicants should have at least a second class honours degree in a relevant field including Travel, Tourism, Hospitality, Business, Economics, Marketing, Environmental Management, Ecology, Development, Cultural Heritage Management, Project Management or Planning. Applicants who do not meet the academic entry requirements will be expected to have equivalent experience and training from a relevant work environment. IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 6.0, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Leeds Beckett University

The university’s five-star rating from QS World University Rankings is proof of a commitment to giving students a top-quality learning environment.

  • Scholarships of up to GBP 5,000
  • Students from 143 countries study at Leeds Beckett
  • 91 percent of graduates are in work/study after 15 months
  • Based in Leeds, one of the UK’s most student friendly cities

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