|The qualifying learner will be able to:
Develop a comprehensive knowledge base of tourism related theories in the different sectors of tourism management such as tourism development and ecotourism, events and attractions, destination marketing, e-travel and e-tourism and strategic tourism management.
Demonstrate a coherent and critical understanding of the application of tourism related theories in the different sectors of tourism management such as tourism development and ecotourism, events and attractions, destination marketing, e-travel and e-tourism and strategic tourism management.
Demonstrate coherent and critical understanding founded on a comprehensive and systematic knowledge base of quantitative and qualitative research methodologies in economic and management sciences, theory and paradigms, professional practice and ethical standards in the field of tourism management.
Apply the theory and demonstrate advanced scholarship in the various specialisation areas by critically and systematically reviewing knowledge and processes of knowledge production and interrogating multiple sources of knowledge in the field of tourism management.
Use a range of specialised skills to identify, analyse and address complex, abstract and/or real-life problems in the workplace, drawing systematically on their knowledge of ethical standards, theory and paradigms, research methods, techniques and technologies in the field of tourism management.
Apply their knowledge of and insight into the theory and principles of research and the process of conducting research to a particular complex and/or real-life problem in a selected area of specialisation in the form of a research proposal.
Use a range of specialised knowledge, skills, research methods, techniques, technologies and ethical standards relevant to the profession in planning and implementing a research project in a selected area of specialisation; and, using the resources of an academic/professional discourse, write up a research report under supervision which meets the standards of scholarly/professional writing.
Demonstrate capacity to manage and self-assess learning tasks autonomously, professionally, responsibly and ethically.
Critical Cross-Field Outcomes:
Critical Cross-Field Outcomes include those specified in the Exit-Level Outcomes of the qualification and those specified in the learning outcomes for approved modules for the coursework and research option and as appropriate to the student's field of practice.
This qualification promotes, in particular, the following Critical Cross-Field Outcomes:
Identify and solve challenging, complex and real-life human behaviour problems in an organisational context and make decisions using advanced critical and independent thinking.
Autonomously collect, analyse, research, organise and critically evaluate information and make sound judgements, reflecting critical self-reflection and a consideration of consequences and ethical standards.
Work effectively with others as members of a team, group, organisation or community by taking full responsibility for their own work, decision making and use of resources.
Organise and manage themselves and their own activities responsibly and effectively, develop their own learning strategies which sustain independent learning and academic or continued professional development and interact effectively within the learning or professional group as a means of enhancing learning.
Communicate effectively using visual and/or language skills in the written presentations. This includes researching, reviewing, evaluating, producing and communicating information in specialised contexts in order to develop creative responses and insights, rigorous interpretations and solutions to problems and issues appropriate to the context.
Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem solving contexts do not exist in isolation. This includes operating effectively within a system, or managing the system based on an understanding of the roles and relationships between elements of the system.
Develop sensitivity to diversity and individual uniqueness and understand similarities shared with others. This includes identifying and addressing ethical issues based on critical reflection on the suitability of different ethical value systems to specific contexts.
Promote responsible citizenship by contributing towards the psychological well-being of others and quality of work life within the organisation, including the full personal development of individuals and the social and economic development of society at large.
Develop a comprehensive and systematic theoretical knowledge base in the areas of specialisation and practical macro vision, taking into account socio-economic, socio-political, legal and multicultural factors influencing economic, business and people management internationally, nationally and locally.