This course has been designed to meet the needs of tourism industry managers, executives and other professionals.

Our intensive and wide approach prepares you for a vast range of possible careers in hospitality, travel and tourism. The International Hospitality and Tourism Management (IHTM) students study a synchronized curriculum with Cardiff Metropolitan University and have to meet the same high standards in examinations.

VUM’s MSc in International Hospitality and Tourism Management ranks #20 in the Global Top 100 Best Master Degrees in Hospitality Management in the world!

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VUM`s graduates become managers, leaders, and entrepreneurs within all the sectors of the hospitality and tourism industry in different parts of the world. After graduation our graduates take up employment opportunities in official tourist organizations, transportation companies, hotels, tour operating and travel agency companies, governmental institutions and other organizations where knowledge of tourism management is highly important. VUM maintains excellent connections with businesses in the field of hospitality and tourism industry in the UK, Spain, Malta, South Africa, USA, etc.


Bulgarian Master Degree in Management of the International Hospitality and Tourism from Varna University of Management and British Master of Science Degree (MSc) in Management of the International Hospitality and Tourism from Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK (Note: you complete your studies at VUM Bulgaria).


VUM campuses in Varna and Sofia. All accepted students are going to be enrolled as full-time students. Classes are scheduled on Thursday and Friday evenings (from 18:00 – 21:00h) and on Saturdays (09:00-16:00h), which allows them to carry out their professional duties while studying.


STARTING DATE: Classes of each new academic year starts in the beginning of October


3 semesters within the period of one calendar year to graduate with a British degree.
4 semesters within the period of one calendar year and four months, for students who had obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in a different field of science.


  1. Managing People and Marketing across Cultures Tourism
  2. THE Industries in Context
  3. Industry Project Management
  4. Field Trip*
  5. Exploring Hospitality and Tourism Landscapes
  6. Research Methods
  7. Dissertation – is an intellectually challenging piece of individual management research, that develop students’ ability to make critical and evaluative judgments.

*The field trip requires additional costs outside of the tuition fees. Duration, place and exact costs to be adviced.


The lecturers team is consisted of VUM lecturers approved by the British academic partner Cardiff Metropolitan University (Cardiff Met), along with guest speakers from the UK. The contents of all examinations passed through the prior approval of the Quality Committee of Cardiff Met. VUM students receive their user names and passwords in order to access the free educational materials in the beginning of each academic year. The online information access connects them with enlarge basis of global electronic database containing the necessary books, materials and research articles. All teaching methods and resources are entirely tired with the academic partner of VUM – Cardiff Mett.

VUM is very active in the field of tourism research and social sciences. Therefore the university issues European Journal of Tourism Research. The Journal provides a platform for discussion of theoretical and empirical problems in tourism and hospitality sector. The journal has been included in some of the most famous information platforms such as: SCOPUS, ProQuest and EBSCO databases.

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In order to start your application process, please send us the following documents:

  1. A completed application form
  2. A copy of your Bachelor degree diploma
  3. A copy of your IELTS certificate of proficiency in English or arranging a date for an entrance English exam at VUM

Here you can find a detailed list of all necessary documents.
Collect all documents, scan them and send them via e-mail on: for studying in Varna campus or on for studying in Sofia campus.

After having a look at your application, we get in touch with you to inform you about our feedback.

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