International Tourism Management
The BA in International Tourism Management has been specifically designed to meet the needs of tourism employers and to provide students with the qualifications and skills necessary for real-world success, giving them a distinct advantage in an increasingly competitive careers market.
Why choose this course
University of Northampton
The University of Northampton has been given the Gold Award in the Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework – the highest rating possible which places it among the elite of the UK’s higher education institutions.
Unique, innovative and thorough course in Tourism
The course introduces the students to all the professional fields of Tourism such as: Personnel Management, Information Systems Management, Events Organisation, Product Development in the Hospitality and Catering sectors, Development of Alternative Tourism Products, Resorts and SPA Management. These fields offer countless opportunities for employment and professional specialisation. This course has been specifically designed to meet the needs of industry and is accredited by the Tourism Management Institute (TMI), the leading professional body for tourism management in the UK.
Tourism Management Institute (TMI) Accreditation
The course has been accredited by the Tourism Management Institute and the Tourism Society, the professional bodies for tourism management in the UK
You are encouraged to undertake placement which will be an invaluable experience that helps you to apply your learning in your final year and prepares you for your career. We support you in helping you to find a placement at Epsilon Net Group and its clientele network of 2500 Hotel.
We support our students and Alumni to achieve their career aspirations as a graduate, by connecting them giving them the opportunity to work for Epsilon Net Group and its network of 125.000 companies
Study in a UK University program in Greece while experiencing the same Academic standards.
Our teaching staff, combines impressive academic credentials and extensive professional experience, helping students to link academic approaches and practical implementation.
16th UK University in subject of Hospitality, Event Management and Tourism – Guardian University Guide, 2023
Foundations of Tourism
The purpose of this module is to provide students with a basic understanding of the contemporary tourism industry in terms of hospitality and accommodation providers, retail and business tourism, conference and incentive organisers, tour operators as well as airlines and passenger transport companies. It identifies the importance and power of the consumer in the ultimate success of a business operation.
Tourism Impacts and Sustainability
The aim of this module is to consider the positive and negative impacts that tourism activities have on national and international tourism destinations, using a diverse range of case studies to illustrate issues and controversies. The module will also introduce the concept of sustainable tourism as a management strategy, and analyses its use as a tool to effectively manage the impacts of tourism.
Delivering Human Centred Design
The purpose of this module is to provide students with a support orientated forum in which to develop skills, knowledge and understanding of the demands of university study and employer expectations of graduates. Module content will help to develop the transferrable skills, attributes and attitudes required to succeed both as an individual and in a team-based environment. A key aspect of the module is to allow students the opportunity for self-reflection and self-assessment.
The Events Industry
The purpose of this module is to introduce the Events industry to the student with the opportunity for them to explore and investigate different sectors of the industry; to understand the history of different event types;their categories and to identify their focus , for example business/corporate, entertainment, cultural, sport, fund raising, promotion, and education.Furthermore it will identify organisations within the Events industry; to recognise the significance of event design, marketing and promotion. Focus is placed on the involvement of key stakeholders; the aims and objectives of event management and future development of the industry.
Service Industry Decision Making
The purpose of this module is to provide students with the ability to create and utilise basic, financial information linked to operations, budgeting, planning and cost control in events, tourism and hospitality. This information can then be developed to make contextualised decisions linked to the success of the service-related business or event
Transformation, Innovation & Impact
This module explores the dynamics and characteristics of innovation in tourism, hospitality and events industries and explains the evolution of business models and frameworks. Students will study the internal and external drivers of innovation in the ever-changing markets of events, tourism and hospitality and focus on how and why businesses change their operations, products and services in order to gain competitive advantage.
This module will examine the concept of sustainable development, and its global application using a range of case studies. The purpose of the module is to enable students to become familiar with the ideological underpinnings, management principles and practices relating to sustainable tourism, and have a coherent and functional understanding of the key principles.
Tourism Management and Development
This module investigates the growth, development and management of international tourism. It evaluates the role of agencies and stakeholders assessing the ways to balance the needs of the visitor with those of the host destination. It focuses on the practical processes of tourism management, with reference to real-world examples of international tourism development.
Managing Visitor Attractions
The purpose of this module is to provide students with knowledge and understanding of the developmental, operational, strategic, marketing and micro/macro variables which influence national and international visitor attraction management. The module will allow students to explore these concepts through case studies, scenarios, industry best practice guidance and on-site learning activities at actual attractions. Content allows learners to consider visitor attractions from multi-faceted consumer and industry perspectives.
Resort and Spa Management
Resort and spa-based leisure is a key component in the tourism industry at a regional, national and international level. Students will have the opportunity to explore the diverse range of resort developments such as mixed use and ‘life-style’ resorts, all-inclusive destinations, casinos, mega-resort developments, adventure, eco and luxury branded developments.
Events and Tourism Research
The purpose of this module is to provide students with the opportunity to apply theoretical concepts to real world environments via assessing a range of contemporary themes and challenges currently impacting on the events, tourism, and hospitality industries. Students will consider the transient nature of the service sector and select areas of interest for further investigation and analysis.
Career Development and Employability
This module is designed to enable students to develop knowledge and understanding of the labour market and professional standards relevant to their chosen career pathway. Students identify their development needs and the module will support them in the development of transferable skills in relation to their chosen career path.
This module enables students to independently carry out an investigation of a current ‘industry’ or ‘sector’ issue relevant to their degree and their professional development. The students will make use of relevant academic concepts to structure their investigation and then collect and analyse a sample of secondary data.
Professional Consultancy Project
The purpose of this module is to develop the student’s ability to formulate, implement, and manage a successful, local client-based project within a relevant industry sector, providing vocational currency and enhancing changemaker and employability skills. The module also provides students with the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of the broader issues affecting that industry sector at regional level or beyond.
Innovation in Tourism & Hospitality Management
This module provides the opportunity for students to explore and analyse the process of new product development and innovation in the tourism industry against a backdrop of pertinent, contemporary travel and tourism issues and concerns. Overall, the module aims to equip students with an approach to tourism management that recognises the value of innovation and creativity and acknowledges the sources and role of change in a dynamic tourism environment
International Destination Management
This module provides a framework for analysis of the strategic nature and dynamics of tourist destinations and the challenges facing destination managers responsible for the planning, management and marketing of tourism destinations. The module seeks to demonstrate the opportunities for hosts, visitors and other tourism stakeholders to achieve their agendas and maximise their benefits in a balanced way without compromising the future. The module has a broad strategic management and international focus and is designed to provide students with a subject specialism in the field of destination management.
This module examines the concept of mega-events, and their global use as a catalyst for urban regeneration, social, cultural and economic development of host cities / nations. It seeks to equip students with a critical appreciation of how legacies can be achieved through effective management of event impacts and regeneration.
Service Excellence Design
This module explores methods, strategies and practices that contribute to the delivery, leadership and management of high quality service experiences. The module emphasizes the relationship between the service provider and the consumer through the consideration of how value is created; how information is transmitted; how services are made tangible; how the service experience is managed, and how relationships are maintained, in cross-cultural contexts.
The international tourism industry is a dynamic, changing sector and the graduates of this course will be equipped with the creative tourism management skills and knowledge to allow them to adapt and be successful in this diverse business environment. This programme has been specifically designed to meet the needs of today’s industry.
The course is designed to provide students with the grounding they need in international tourism management in order to contribute effectively to the 21st Century tourism industry. The programme addresses the principal management, operational and marketing strategies used to guide the responsible development of tourism. The overall aim is to produce qualified and enthusiastic graduates who have sound academic and vocational experience of the tourism industry and who can exceed the expectations of employers.
University of Northampton is one of the youngest universities in the UK but is already leading the way in adding value to society. UoN has won multiple awards but what matters the most to the University is ensuring that all students and graduates have the opportunity to make their mark.
The University of Northampton has been given the Gold Award in the Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework – the highest rating possible which places it among the elite of the UK’s higher education institutions. In Hospitality and Tourism UoN is Ranked 16th UK University according to the Guardian University Guide 2023
The Epsilon College’s soundly organised, Career Office, by capitalising on the network of Epsilon Net Group, provides access to student to the largest private Greek companies, maximising the employment opportunities of students and alumni.
Epsilon College supports all students and Alumni to achieve their career aspirations as a graduate, by connecting them with Epsilon Net Group network employers and preparing them for a future beyond the Epsilon College. 95% of our graduates are in employment or further studies.
Graduates of this programme will be able to pursue a career as executives, taking positions of responsibility and decision-making, in various sectors of the tourism industry, such as:
- Hospitals and resorts,
- Conference Venues,
- Counselling Companies in the tourism and hotel sectors,
- Event Management Companies,
- Travel agencies,
- International tour operators,
- Restaurants and Catering,
- Airlines and Cruise Companies,
- Theme Parks and Attractions
- Work as freelancers, creating and developing their own tourism business.
Distinguished staff, combining higher academic qualifications with substantial professional experience and are accredited by the University of Northampton for their excellence in teaching.
This programme is aimed at graduates of secondary education and IEK graduates who wish to advance professionally in the field of Hospitality, Event and Tourism .
- Completed application form
- Copy of ID or passport (page with your personal details and photo)
- High School Leaving Certificate
- Proof of English language proficiency (for the English version of the programme)
- Letter of recommendation / reference from academics or employers
- Other certificates/degrees
Tourism is a major contributor to Greek economy and a sector of rising competitiveness at global level. It accounts for 18% of Greece’s GDP and employs more than 900,000 people, accounting for one fifth of the workforce. The way of providing and operating the tourist service is evolving rapidly. The demand for qualified professionals in the industry is increasing by leaps and bounds. Epsilon College has made a substantial “acquaintance” with the businesses of the sector, which has allowed us to familiarize ourselves with its needs, to function efficiently as a lever of interface between it and the students and to offer training options in modern and hard-to-find knowledge and skills.
Amanatios Amanatidis – Head of School of Tourism and Hospitality
Epsilon College Alumni
I made a decision to enroll to a HRM course and my research led me to at an established brand like that of Epsilon College, member of Epsilon Net Group. The program met all the requirements for a flexible, successful and high-level Master’s degree.
The training material complete, the curriculum updated with the latest market trends for Human Resources.
The level of students very high, from almost all sectors of the Greek market. The professors of the program are established, with an excellent academic background, close to us and permanently willing to give their help. Epsilon College’s partnership with the University of Northampton makes this the best choice in HR studies .
Obtaining an undergraduate degree is a milestone for a successful career path, however, the acquisition of a master’s degree gives the opportunity to deepen the subject of study and lead in the labor market. Attending Epsilon College’s MSc in Accounting & Finance graduate program provided me with all the necessary resources and a more thorough specialization in the financial industry. The master’s program not only satisfied my desire for further education but also served as a springboard to a new successful career.
I was lucky enough to be one of the first Master HRM student of Epsilon College and UoN.
My initial thought was to use my time during the pandemic to acquire more skills and knowledge about the subject of HR, so that I could be more effective in my collaborations.
I chose the full time mode of the programme and without a doubt I could say that it is one of the best decisions I made for choosing a program, in terms of my training and my professional development, but also my personal development.
Northampton is an amazing University, which created an impressive program and the teaching of the courses is undertaken by professors with professional experience and tangible knowledge of the market in the HR subject.
The program is structured with a scientific background, best practices and new trends in the field of HR, supported by the impressive Northampton library with access to it as students. I would also like to gratefully mention the support of the Epsilon College executives and secretariat which has been invaluable, especially during the difficult period of the pandemic.
I unreservedly recommend the specific study program to any new, as well as experienced professional who wishes to delve into the various tools, new trends and methodologies of the magical HR world and at the same time broaden their horizons.
Flexible. Effective. An amazing program without any doubt. Adapted to market needs. Where knowledge becomes information and education is transformed into skills for every professional. Our professors are always by your side. An user friendly platform. Direct access to English University platforms. Although you study the programme in Greece, you feel like you are a student of the University of Northampton. Epsilon College has taken care of that too. More than a college, much more than a master’s degree.
Following my long years of experience in group treasury of a multinational corporation reporting to the C level executives, I decided to pursue a master’s degree in Finance & Accounting to enhance and update my knowledge and obtain a complete view of the said field in search for my next step in my career.
Most of the modules helped me in improving my knowledge in finance however, to my surprise, through my master’s studies at Epsilon College, I was introduced to a relatively new subject of ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) which I had no previous experience in and that was closely related to my field of expertise and is very crucial for the viability and performance of corporations today. I strongly believe such learning experience will assist me elevate my career path in the foreseeable future.
I am satisfied that the course of 18 months was up to date, delivered by professional tutors who presently work in the industry (bankers and finance specialists of multinationals) who shared their work experience with their students throughout, making the theoretical part applicable and comparable to actual industry events.
I was also impressed with the organisation of the college in setting up the study sessions and programs that allowed me to manage my time working, studying, and spending quality time with my family. The whole experience was very enjoyable and extremely useful.
Choosing to continue your studies in an older age with many is an important decision to make and it should be made based on strong personal criteria, goals and aspirations. Participating in the MSc in Accounting & Finance of Epsilon College supported and strengthened my intention to gain in depth knowledge and specialization in the subject of Finance and Accounting. The knowledge I gained through this 2 years broadened my intellectual horizon, making this program an exciting experience, which offers exactly what you need to evolve.
My decision to participate in the postgraduate program of Epsilon Net College, in the field of Human Resources, is proving to be particularly successful, as I am already able to recognise the modern challenges of this field in Greece but also at the global level. The knowledge as well as the continuous practical methods offered by the program transformed me to a HR Professional able to manage any human capital need in the modern, continuous changing professional environment.
Our teaching staff with real work experience in the field was always willing to support our effort, contributing significantly to our success . The resources of the program, combined with the wide recognition of the University of Northampton, gave me the opportunity to enter the world of HRM, enabling me to take the next step in my career.
Choosing Epsilon Net College for postgraduate studies in the field of HRM is the right choice. Professionalism, reliability, fully qualified teaching staff, with many years of experience in the field and willing to solve any question that arises, are a few words that come in mind when I think about my experience.
During the period of my studies, I had the opportunity to broaden my horizons, improve the organization of human resources at work, and directly provide, from the very first courses, innovative solutions to complex issues that plague the entire business sector in nowadays, primarily in the field of human resources.
I recommend it unreservedly, not only to up-and-coming, but also established human resources executives, who through the program will benefit from modern training in their field of work.
Studying the MA HRM program at Epsilon Net College allowed me to broaden my horizons and understand the business world and specifically the field of Human Resources. I had the opportunity to meet people from different industries who had their own point of view, which created a fertile ground for discussion. Through the curriculum related to current HR trends, a wide network of students and the involvement of faculty with “real” work experience, the HRM program helped me move to the next step in my career.
The course provided me not only with the technical skills I needed, but also useful soft skills through workshops, individual development projects and feedback. To those who are interested in attending the HRM program, I can assure you that you will immediately realise the value of this program! In a short time, you will be able to understand the nature of HRM and its processes .
My decision, to enroll for postgraduate studies at Epsilon College, turned out to be the right one! The knowledge I acquired during the Master of Arts in Human Resources Management came from the combination of, continuous provision of educational material, targeted assignments and discussions with lectures and fellow students.
Our professors provided us with a pleasant online experience, despite the difficulties of the pandemic. I would describe my studies at Epsilon College as a journey full of challenges, a lot of studying, but also a lot of good times! The value of the degree by the University of Northampton gave me the resources to take my first steps in the world of HR
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