Certificate in International Tourism

Course typeCertificate
Course sectorTourism
MQF/EQF level3
RQF (England)2
SCQF (Scotland)6
UK credits120
Course duration1 years
Starting dateevery last Monday of October
LocationSan Gwann, Malta
Tuition Fees (EU/EEA)€2500
Tuition Fees (NON-EU students)€6000

Target group

Individuals as well as young persons who are seeking a career in the tourist industry or who are already employed in the industry and would like to enhance career prospects within the sector.

Entry requirements

17 years of age and over

School Leaving Certification / Secondary School Certificate and Profile

Plus 4 SEC/O-Level (MQF Level 2) passes

Compulsory: English Language and Mathematics

Evidence of English language proficiency, overall scores in one or more of the following:

IELTS Academic: 5.5, TOEFL Paper: 525, TOEFL Internet: 72, Pearson JETSET: level 5, Cambridge CAE: B2

General assessment policy and procedures

The course will be assessed through a mix of assignments, coursework or essays and end of semester written examinations. The weighting varies depending on the study unit but we believe that a mix of assignments, coursework and written examinations is the right combination, allowing students to demonstrate the effectiveness of learning outcomes. Assessment may not necessarily include written exams and instead the assessment may be based on coursework, as this is considered to most appropriate method of assessment for particular study units.

Hours of total learning

Total learning hours1796
Contact Hours: 205
Supervised Hours: 640
Self-Study Hours:925
Assessment Hours:26

Course outline

The programme is academically and professionally orientated offering specific knowledge of tourism and hospitality business and covering specific areas in the management of tourism in matters of finance, human resources, facilities, and operations as well as in destination marketing.

The syllabus refers to specific work techniques and the use of computer tools. There is also recognition of the dynamic nature of a constantly changing and increasingly more international sector and on the basis of impacts and issues arising from tourism and hospitality.

The final study unit consists of a dissertation where students determine a research area of their choice.

Year 1 - October to July

TM3001Introduction to Economics for TourismRead more
TM3002Communication SkillsRead more
TM3003Introduction to People Skills and Negotiation SkillsRead more
TM3004Geography of Travel and DestinationsRead more
TM3005ICT in TourismRead more
TM3006English for Tourism and Hospitality 1Read more
TM3007German for Tourism and Hospitality 1Read more
TM3008French for Tourism and Hospitality 1Read more
TM3009Internship (May to July)Read more