The MSc in Tourism & Destination Management and Destination Attractiveness provides you with an array of opportunities and prepares you to enter a multifaceted industry, whether in the travel business, working for travel agencies, tour operators or web operators, or working locally at a tourist information centre. Throughout the programme, industry professionals will be on hand to ensure that your learning is in perfect harmony with the realities of the industry.
The MSc in Tourism & Destination Management programme's key figures
- 85%des diplômés sont en poste 6 mois after leur sortie
- 42%d’entre eux travaillent in l’international
The MSc in Tourism & Destination Management and Destination Attractiveness
The MSc in Tourism & Destination Management and Destination Attractiveness is open to students who have already studied in higher education for a minimum of 4 years since graduating from High School (or international equivalent). The MSc has been developed to provide you with a maximum of work experience so as to be fully operational managers, entering the job market with ease.
It prepares you to:
- become a key player in the promotion of a tourist destination, whether local, regional or national… from the conception of a tourism product or service through to its market launch.
- become fully-operational managers in an industry that is constantly evolving, particularly due to digital technology.
By the end of the programme, you will have all the necessary knowledge and skills to tackle the major evolutions in the tourism industry.
- Dual language track: 50% in French, 50% in English
Through the programme’s core courses, you will learn about the issues and challenges related to destination management and destination attractiveness. Concurrently, you will study specialisation modules:
- Place Branding
- Territory Community Management
- Generate Revenues from Identified Communities
- Strategic Destination Management
- Destination Marketing
- Operational Destination Management
- Project Management
- Destination Attractiveness – examples of best practice throughout the world
By joining the MSc in Tourism & Destination Management and Destination Attractiveness, you will be part of a School recognised for its expertise in tourism and hospitality management.
This programme is the culmination of your studies during which you will have had many different experiences, both academic and professional, whether in France or abroad.
Preparing you for the demands of the corporate world, this MSc, combining academic learning with real-life professional experience, will ensure that you are fully prepared to enter the job market.
You will work on case studies, provided by our corporate partners, based on current, real-life situations. In groups, you will carry out a full analysis and then present your findings and associated recommendations to a panel made up of managers from the partner company.
Examples of previous case studies:
- La Rochelle – How can we adapt to our local area? World Forum for a Responsible Economy 2016
- Paris – Developing the night-time tourism economy Welcome City Lab 2016
- How can we continue to develop our business? Yescapa, specialist in the hire of motorhomes between private individuals: Exploring the possibilities of joint promotions with local and regional tourist areas as well as the promotion of new tourist routes, less accessible tourist destinations within the area and specialist tourist products or services (outdoor tourism, nature tourism etc.).
Several times a year, graduates visit the School to present and explain the different strategies adopted by industry professionals or even to give a presentation on a specific career.
Your programme culminates with your end-of-studies thesis, which enables the School to evaluate your ability to understand and deal with a complex issue through theoretical analysis and practical insight. This thesis will have an important place on your CV, demonstrating your capacity to identify industry-specific issues, to undertake analytical work and assess your findings, as well as providing proof of your ability to present relevant, operational and practical solutions.
The MSc in Tourism & Destination Management and Destination Attractiveness prepares you for careers in destination management, working for:
Our graduates finish their studies as fully-operational managers.
- Travel Agencies
- Tour Operators
- Incoming Tour Operators
- Tourist Information Centres
- Local and Regional Tourist Boards
- Internet-based Travel Operators
Length of time required to secure a job
- 85% of our graduates find a job within 6 months of graduating
- 35% are already in work before the end of their studies
- 42% work abroad, the principal countries being United Kingdom, Spain, Australia, India, United Arab Emirates, Indonesia
Fees for academic year 2017-2018
European students* Non-European students* Access MSc et MSc (2 years) € 21900 € 25000 MSc (1 year) € 12350 € 14500
These figures are provided as a guide and are subject to change every year.
*28 member states of the European Union: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom
Financing your studies
The following table outlines the admissions procedure for candidates who hold (or are currently studying for) a non-French degree.
Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 What happens? Online application Admissions interviews via Skype
- Admissions test results are released
- Deposit to be paid
Administrative assistance Proof of academic level required How? Submission of application documents With a personal interview and language oral test
- Results sent by email
- Payment to be made online
Assistance with visa application procedure and accommodation Provide proof of qualifications and language level
An admissions fee of € 50.00 is required (to be paid by bank transfer or credit card)
LIST OF SUPPORTIVE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED (TO BE SENT BY EMAIL)
- motivation letter
- academic reference letter
- proof of current academic level (exam certificate/s or letter from current academic establishment etc.)
DETAILS OF ADMISSIONS TESTS
Personal interview (in French or English depending upon the chosen track) Personal interviews are conducted by a panel made up of a member of staff from Groupe Sup de Co La Rochelle and a working professional 25 mins.
UPCOMING ADMISSIONS DEADLINES
Throughout the academic year, admissions tests are organised every Tuesday, by Skype. The following table details the next deadlines and associated interview dates.
*The exact dates and times will be sent via email a few days beforehand.
ADMISSIONS TEST RESULTS
Candidates will receive notification of their admission or non-admission, by e-mail, within 6 days following their interview.
If you are admitted, you must:
- pay a € 3000.00 deposit by the specified deadline (this amount will be deducted from your annual tuition fees)
CONFIRMATION OF ENROLMENT
You will receive confirmation of pre-enrolment as well as confirmation of accommodation which are necessary for your student visa application.
CONDITIONS OF ACCEPTANCE
To confirm your final acceptance, you must provide proof of your current qualifications and language ability (before 30th June 2018):
English-Track et French-Track Programmes B2*
* Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
Proof of language ability is NOT required if…
- you come from a country where the official language is the same as that of your chosen track
- you hold a qualification issued in a French-speaking country and are applying for a French track
- you hold a qualification issued in an English-speaking country and are applying for an English track
Please note that only official certificates will be accepted.