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Why should I choose a Master's degree in International Tourism at VUM?

✔️ Varna University of Management (VUM) is among the leading educational institutions, with more than 20 years of tradition to train and develop leaders in the field of tourism and hospitality. We offer one of the few opportunities to study international tourism in a real international environment. The educational program is taught entirely in English, and students receive two diplomas - Bulgarian from VUM and British from our strategic academic partner Cardiff Metropolitan University.

✔️ The long-term efforts and activity of the academic community of VUM invariably lead to international recognition. In 2019, for the third consecutive year, the university was ranked first in the world in terms of "Student Mobility" according to the rating system U-Multirank, and the master's program in international tourism is ranked 15th in the world in the ranking of Eduniversal Best Masters for the same year.

Important information

All modules are taught entirely in English. Small groups are formed to promote intercultural dialogue and interpersonal contacts. As a leading business school in Eastern Europe, VUM has the exclusive privilege of offering programs leading to a British degree from Cardiff Metropolitan University throughout the training period. In addition, without the usual requirement for students to spend a semester or academic year in the United Kingdom. VUM students follow a synchronized curriculum with their colleagues at Cardiff Metropolitan University and must meet the same high standards in both the learning process and the exams.

Place of study

Varna

Language of instruction

English

Beginning of the learning process

October

Duration of training

3 - 4 semesters (depending on the professional field and the acquired educational-qualification degree of higher education)

Scholarships, fees and student loans
Detailed information about the possibilities for receiving a scholarship, the semester fees
Admission Requirements
At VUM, we offer short and clear steps for the admission of candidates who have decided to continue their education in the master's programs we offer. The main requirements for students are high motivation, good results from their bachelor's degree and a good level of English.
In the process of admission Varna University of Management strictly follows the rules and regulations of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Bulgaria.

Curriculum

The lectures are held on Thursdays and Fridays after 17:30 and Saturdays from 9:00 to 17:00. The program is made in a regular form, suitable for employees.

• Tourism management in a multicultural environment (10 ECTS)
• Hospitality industry in a global context (10 ECTS)
• Marketing and management of the tourist destination (10 ECTS)
• Methodology of research in tourism (10 ECTS)
• Thesis defense (15 ECTS)
• Ethical norms and problems in research (5 ECTS)
• Scientific English (10 ECTS)
• Applied project in international tourism (10 ECTS)

Career development

✔️ Completing a master's program in international tourism at the Varna University of Management offers many advantages, the most significant of which are the numerous career opportunities for such professionals. Our graduates are realized as managers and entrepreneurs in all areas of hospitality and tourism around the world. After the successful completion of the master's degree, they continue their professional and career development in travel companies and organizations, transport companies and agencies, hotels and hotel chains, travel agencies, national and international structures and organizations related to tourism management in Bulgaria and abroad.

✔️ VUM prepares its masters for the highly competitive labor market by providing them with practical advice, guidance and opportunities for career development. The university maintains excellent relations with business in Bulgaria, Europe, USA, etc., which is a prerequisite for conducting practice and future realization of students in various partner institutions and organizations around the world.

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