The Master in Tourism Studies is a two-year postgraduate course which aims at providing an in-depth analysis of the main academic and technical issues whose knowledge represents an asset for the development of the tourism industry in Palestine. The Master’s program is multidisciplinary: it covers a wide range of subjects – from the Economics of Tourism to History of Tourism in the Middle East, from Social Issues to Management of Tourism destinations– and is open to several kinds of participants: university graduates, tourism institutions officers wishing to upgrade their qualifications, public administrators in the field of tourism, and employees of several relevant ministries.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Interpret and evaluate tourism as a phenomenon and as a business system.
  • Explain the diverse nature of tourism, including culture and place, global/local perspectives, and experience design and provision.
  • Identify and assess relationships and networks relative to building tourism capacity.
  • Contextualize tourism within broader cultural, environmental, political and economic dimensions of society.
  • Plan, lead, organize and control resources for effective and efficient tourism operations.
  • Actively engage in the world as global citizens.
  • Practice empathy and respect for diversity and multicultural perspectives.
  • Apply principles of sustainability to the practice of tourism in the local and global context.
  • Evaluate and apply various research methods commonly used in the context of tourism.
  • Propose and conduct a research project to inform tourism practice.
  • Value and practice active listening, critical thinking, and critical reading.

Career Opportunities

  • Tourism is a global industry and there is a wide range of career opportunities available to graduates:
  • Junior researchers in transdisciplinary science for Tourism development
  • Tourist site manager
  • Museum manager
  • Tourism policy planner
  • Tourism economic development manager
  • Tourism surveyor
  • Tourism instructor
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