Erasmus Mundus Master – Tourism Management, Denmark

Deadline: Non-EU students 05 December 2010; EU students 05 January 2011
Open to: graduates in tourism from all the World
Scholarships: Non-EU students 24,000€ plus 8,000€ for mobility; EU students 12,000€

Erasmus Mundus European Master in Tourism Management (EMTM) is a two-year world-class integrated programme aimed at qualifying graduates to deal with the huge challenges in contemporary tourism. Tourism is a total social and economic phenomenon, which calls for a holistic approach to tourism education where broader  aims of the industry and society are explicitly addressed in tourism curricula. The European Master in Tourism Management (EMTM) provides students with a far-reaching and integrated understanding of the multiple disciplines and paradigms concerned with the subject which are bound together through the framework of sustainability.

The EMTM is a fully integrated two-year joint European programme promoted and tailor-made by three university partners:
– University of Girona (Spain), known for its research and pursuit of teaching excellence in tourism product innovation and destination management
– University of Southern Denmark (Denmark), internationally recognized for its research and education in the field of sustainable tourism development
– University of Ljubljana (Slovenia), renowned for its excellence in tourism policy design and tourism environmental management and economics.

The medium of instruction is English.

Programme

Students follow a mandatory mobility scheme, starting the first semester in Esbjerg, Denmark, where they are introduced, at an advanced level, to the conceptualization of tourism development with particular attention to sustainability, strategic communication and economics. Moving next to Ljubliana, Slovenia, for the second semester, students learn about policy instruments, indicators and management tools available for tourism policy and strategy design, with emphasis on environmental issues in tourism development. Spending the third semester in Girona, Spain, students become competent in effectively  implementing tourism with particular emphasis on the effective management of organizational networks, consumers, innovation processes and new tourism products. The fourth semester is exclusively devoted to the completion of the Master thesis.

EMTM’s main objectives are:
– prepare future professionals to strategically manage and make sustainable and effective decisions in placements of high responsibility in tourism institutions
– provide future professionals with an integrated knowledge of the dynamics of tourism development, the principles of sustainable management, environmental issues, the role of cultural diversity and creativity for innovation and the governance of tourism networks the quality management of customer services; and
– train future researchers in the field of tourism management.

Admission

Criteria
*  Completed university Bachelor or Master degree/s (=180 ECTS credit points or more) in the field of: tourism, economics, business administration, geography or other related fields in the social sciences and humanities.
* Excellence on obtaining the university degree/s (the average grades must be A or B).
* English language proficiency proved by TOEFL with at least 230 points (computer based) / 575 points (Paper-based test) / 88 points (Internet-based Test), IELTS at grade minimum 6.5 or Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) with minimum level C. An English proficiency certificate is not required in case the applicant comes from English speaking country or if the applicant has been instructed in English to obtain the first degree.

Documents
# EMTM application form
# Curriculum Vitae (Europass EU format)
# A certified copy of the university degree diploma/s (with English translation if necessary)
# A transcript of course grades (with English translation if necessary)
# A letter stating the motivation to undertake the EMTM programme, professional experience (if any) and future prospects
# Proof that your university degree(s) were taught in English or proof of English language competence (tests or certificates)
# Two letters of recommendation
# A copy of a valid passport (for non-EU candidates the expiry date must not be before December 2012, for EU candidates the expiry date of the passport or national ID card, must not be before December 2012)

Scholarships

Category A scholarship – students who are nationals of a Third Country (all countries outside the EU Member States,  Liechtenstein, Norway and Iceland), who have not carried out their main activity (studies, research or work) for more than 12 non-consecutive months over the last 5 years in one of the 27 EU Member States, Liechtenstein, Norway or Iceland. (Switzerland, Western Balkan and Turkey are third country students and are eligible for cat. A).
Students awarded a scholarship will be granted:
* 1,000€ per month for two years (24,000€)
* 8,000€ for mobility
* Tuition fees which are paid by the EU to the EMTM coordinating institution.

Category B scholarship – students who are nationals of one of the 27 European Member States, Liechtenstein, Norway or Iceland or any third country students who has spent at least 12 (non-consecutive) months, over the last 5 years, working, studying or doing research in one of the 27 EU Member States, Liechtenstein, Norway or Iceland. (Switzerland is a third country and can only be considered for Cat. B if the Swiss students fall under the 12-month rule).
Students awarded a scholarship will be granted:
* 500€ per month for two years (12,000€)
* Tuition fees which are paid by the EU to the EMTM coordinating institution.

Deadlines

Application for candidates for Erasmus Mundus European Master in Tourism Management for the academic year 2011/2013 who do NOT apply for Erasmus Mundus scholarship:
Non-EU candidates: 15th February 2011 (18:00 GMT +1)
EU candidates: 15th May 2011 (18:00 GMT +1)

Application for candidates for Erasmus Mundus European Master in Tourism Management for the academic year 2011/2013 who apply  for Erasmus Mundus scholarship:
Non-EU candidates: 5th December 2010 (18:00 GMT +1)
EU candidates: 5th January 2011 (18:00 GMT +1)

For any further information you can contac:
EMTM Consortium Secretariat
Faculty of Tourism
Pujada d’Alemanys, 4
E-17004 Girona
Catalonia
Phone: +34 972 419 700
Fax: +34 972 419 709
E-mail: [email protected]

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