MSc in Tourism Management

MSc in Tourism Management

ARIU enrols students twice a year, in September and in February.

Tuition fees

Application fee:  QR  1,000/- (Non-Refundable)
Per Semester:     QR 47,500/-
Yearly fee:           QR 95,000/-

Please note that the tuition fees may be subject to change.

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This MSc is devised with the vision and personal growth needed to become tourism leaders and successfully navigate the challenges of the future. With that in mind, paralleled with the future vision of the global tourism industry, this programme is designed to prepare you for tomorrow’s world by exploring the latest trends and new research in the tourism industry.
Our academics are Tourism experts and qualified researchers who add value by sharing research experiences and expertise with the students. Our close industry connections will provide opportunities to meet and interact with industry experts and professionals throughout your studies.
Our academics are members of various scientific committees which organize a range of research seminars, academic conferences, and research competitions that you will participate in.

Full Time:
September / January start
Autumn Semester
September to January
Challenging Tourism
Research Methodologies Sustainable Tourism
20 Credits (Core) 20 Credits (Core) 20 Credits (Core)
Spring Semester
February to June
Integrated Business Management Strategic Directions
40 Credits (Core) 20 Credits (Core)
Full Year
Independent Scholarship Dissertation Credits
(Jan to Jan or Sep to Sep) 60 Credits

a) An application file:
You must fill in and submit the ARIU application form (also available online on our website) together with a copy of your valid Qatar ID and passport and 4 passport sized photographs.

b) Original or an official copy of your Bachelor degree and transcript:
Applicants should normally hold a good honours degree (minimum upper second class or equivalent). Graduates of Qatar University or other universities in Qatar must submit an original or official copy of their bachelor’s degree and the transcript. Graduates of universities abroad must submit a fully legalised bachelor’s degree certificate and transcript together with an “Equivalence Certificate” from the Ministry of Education and Higher Education in Qatar. Please contact the university’s administration for more information.
c) English Language Requirements:
IELTS 6.5 (Overall Band Score) with 6.0 (or equivalent) each for the individual skills (Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking).
Alternatively, we may be able to accept one of the following:

=> Successfully pass the ARIU English Language Test.
=> English Waiver: you can submit an official letter from your previous university stating that your programme was fully taught in English as the primary medium of instruction.
d) Application for accreditation of prior learning (if applicable):
Applicants who have already had significant prior education at post graduate level may get accreditation of prior learning. Please contact the university’s administration for more information.
e) A personal statement:
You must submit a letter in English (minimum of 400 words) showing your motivation for the programme of choice. This letter should include your reasons for applying for the course, your work experience, how you feel you would benefit from studying this programme, relevant information about
your previous studies and your career ambitions. You can also include your non-academic experiences such as hobbies, interests, participation in any clubs, societies or voluntary work. For more information on the personal statement, please follow the link below:

f) Curriculum vitae (CV):
You must submit a detailed CV showcasing your academic and professional achievements, past and current work experience etc.

g) Academic and professional references:
You must submit at least one academic and one professional reference letter to support your application for your post graduate studies.
h) Entrance Interview
After processing your written application and meeting the overall requirements you will be given a date for a university entrance interview. The result of this interview will determine if you will enter our postgraduate programme at ARIU with the University of Derby.
i) Non-Objection Letter from the Qatar National Service Academy:
Qatari male applicants must submit a non-objection letter from the Qatar National Service Academy addressed to ARIU to study in one of the postgraduate programmes at the university.

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We deliver a dynamic study experience, taking you beyond the classroom to apply learning to real-world challenges, including the delivery of practical solutions. Our main aim is for you to become independent learners and critical, creative thinkers. You will be inspired by a mix of:
• face-to-face and virtual lectures
• case studies
• role play
• debates
• online discussions
• presentations
• enquiry-based learning
• problem-solving activities
• industry seminars and conferences
• guest speakers
• visits to various business organisations
In our engaging learning environment, you will receive individual support from faculty. We provide you with key reading and research resources, and you can make the most of the University’s online teaching portal.

The MSc in International Tourism Management brings the best out in students by underlining their creative abilities, managerial skills, and leadership talents. The programme is a great added value for students wanting to continue their postgraduate studies; to individuals who seek a professional unique adventure; and to professionals contemplating a change of career. The MSc in Tourism Management grants you access to the wider world of industry leadership and professionalism. Our graduates hold key positions in Tourism domestically and internationally. Opportunities in both governmental and private sectors include Ministries, Tourism Authority, Museums, Associations, Sports Clubs, Event Companies, and Federations. Our graduates have such a passion for this programme, that some have continued their postgraduate studies by pursuing doctoral degrees in Tourism studies.

Why Tourism Management?

The MSc in Tourism Management is designed for both students that want to continue their postgraduate studies, and for working professionals that seek a career change and/or simply seek to add value to their skills and knowledge through a distinctive programme.
This programme is unique in nature as it combines subjects developed in the UK which are localized for the GCC and Qatar context. You will gain a clear understanding of topics such as Theoretical Challenges, Strategic Directions, Research Methods, and Sustainability while getting the chance to connect with experts and specialized academics in these fields.
This innovative programme is designed to accommodate a rapidly evolving international industry. Globally, Tourism has become one of the main sectors for the economy. Its financial value and contribution to employment make it a fundamental component of the world economy. For Qatar, tourism is an important pillar of the ‘Qatar National Vision 2030’, and the country aims to establish Qatar as a world-leading destination by welcoming more than six million visitors a year by 2030. To achieve this, the country requires industry leaders to ensure Qatar becomes the visionary tourism destination of the future.
Through creative thinking and independent learning, we aim to make our students the future leaders this industry needs. The MSc in Tourism Management guarantees our graduates will possess the skills required for success in the Tourism industry.