This fee includes an enhanced distance learning experience with a residential intensive teaching block at the start of each academic year involving lectures from RTM staff, guest lectures and field trips. The first year this will be delivered in Kenya with subsequent years delivered with LBU partners Rushmore Business School in Rwanda.
The course is the only Responsible Tourism Management course in the world certified by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) TedQual programme and delivers an applied and holistic understanding of the tourism industry.
Lucy McCombes, Senior Lecturer in the School of Events, Tourism and Hospitality Management at Leeds Beckett, said: “Within the travel and tourism industry, there is an increasing focus on the need to adopt responsible business practices that improve the quality of life for communities and conserve the environment and local cultures. This course helps meet the resulting demand for managers with the ability to implement responsible strategies within marketing, operations and product development.”
The course is aimed at early to mid-career tourism professionals who will be able to study part-time over three years.
Lucy added: “We are now recruiting five high-quality postgraduate students who are citizens of East Africa who wish to access training not available in their home countries, or need to remain in their home country while they study. They will have the potential to enhance the development of their home countries with the knowledge and leadership skills they acquire.”
Applications for these subsidised places must be made by Monday 29 July 2019 via Leeds Beckett’s on-line application form. Applications should be marked in the personal statement that they are applying for the discounted place. Find out more about the MSc Responsible Tourism Management course.