Master of Science in Tourism Development and Culture

Master of Science in Tourism Development and Culture

Course information

Course title Master of Science in Tourism Development and Culture
Course code PMSCTDCFTT9
Postnominal M.Sc.(Melit.)
Level of qualification Second Cycle
National Qualifications Framework level Level 7
Duration 2 Years
Mode of attendance Full-time
Total ECTS credits 120
Coordinator Marie Avellino
Delivered by Institute for Tourism, Travel and Culture
The University of Malta, together with its partners University of Glasgow, Lund University, and Instituto Universitário De Lisboa are offering a unique Master of Science in Tourism Development and Culture (TourDC). This joint degree which will be delivered over 4 semesters, with each semester taking place at a different campus over a 2 year period, is being launched under the ERASMUS MUNDUS scholarship programme. Through this innovative programme which will also include the opportunity to have an industry placement, the student will be able to integrate academic subjects which are highly relevant to the cultural tourism industry.

TourDC offers students an excellent opportunity to develop academic learning and business skills, as well as the confidence to face major challenges ahead such as protecting disappearing cultural heritage, managing visitors and tourism growth in developing regions and interpreting sensitive cultural sites. Students will be given the skills to successfully steer the industry to an increasingly sustainable future. It is designed for people from all parts of the world, and has a truly internationally relevant syllabus with specific academic strengths and international experience and links. Participants will be able to explore the richness of the Mediterranean and North West Europe, its peoples, heritage and culture from a multi-perspective approach, developing their sensitivity to different aspects of the cultural and heritage diversity of Europe and beyond.

Further details about this programme are available here.

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The Course shall be open to applicants in possession of a Bachelor degree obtained with at least Second Class Honours Upper Division or equivalent.

Applicants are required to demonstrate that their standard of English is satisfactory. The offer of a place on the Course may be made subject to the applicants obtaining such proficiency qualifications prior to the commencement of their studies.

Proficiency in English may be certified by the following: IELTS obtained with at least 6.5 and a minimum 6.0 in each element, or comparable. English native speakers and students who have attended a Bachelor’s course in an English speaking country shall not be required to submit this certification.

Depending on the availability of resources, the Senate, on the recommendation of the Board of Studies, shall determine the number of applicants that may be allowed to register on the Course. The number of available places shall be announced at the time of the call for applications.

If there are more eligible applicants than there are available places, applications shall be evaluated on the basis of the criteria as agreed by the Partner Institutions and published at the time of the call for applications.

Details on how to apply are available here.

The admission requirements are applicable for courses commencing in October 2020.

For more detailed information pertaining to admission and progression requirements please refer to the bye-laws for the course available here.

UM currently hosts over 1,000 full-time international students and over 450 visiting students. The ever-increasing international students coming from various countries, in recent years, have transformed this 400-year old institution into an international campus.

Our international students generally describe Malta as a safe place, enjoying excellent weather and an all-year varied cultural programme. Malta is considered as the ideal place for students to study.

You can compare your national qualifications to the local requirements by visiting our qualifications comparability webpage.

Access more information about our admission process and English language requirements.

After you receive an offer from us, our International Office will assist you with visas, accommodation and other related issues.

Local/EU/EEA Applicants: This is an Erasmus funded programme and students apply with the University of Glasgow.

Non-EU/Non-EEA Applicants: This is an Erasmus funded programme and students apply with the University of Glasgow.
Click here to access the Programme of Study applicable from 2020/1.

Last Updated: 28 January 2021

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