Sustainable Tourism

MQF Level 6


Sustainable Tourism

Module Type
ECTS Credits
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Module Description

The rapid growth of tourism has created many challenges and opportunities for well-established and growing tourism destinations. This module introduces learners to sustainable tourism and the key factors affecting sustainable tourism locally. Furthermore, the module will examine the global trends in tourism and its cultural, social, and environmental impacts. Students will be provided with tools to develop sustainable practises in order to minimise the negative effects and maximise the positive impacts. The module also refers to the UN Sustainable Goals, in particular, Goals 3: “good health and well-being”, Goals 6: “clean water and sanitation”, Goal 13: “Climate Action”, Goals 14: “life below water” and Goal 15: “life on land”. Thus, the learner will understand why sustainable development is essential for future improvement in solid waste management, marine biology and environment, wildlife, climate, and water resources. Policies and strategies will be discussed, including sustainability certifications for hotels and tourism industry. Essentially, this module aims to provide students with the knowledge to understand and evaluate the principles of sustainable tourism and the ways in which the industry can minimise its impact on the environment and local communities.



Target Audience

This program caters to individuals interested in enhancing their academic and professional understanding of travel and tourism.

This program targets:

  • Individuals seeking to advance their academic and professional knowledge in Travel and Tourism.
  • Individuals wanting to pursue a wide range of career paths in the travel and tourism industry.

Career Paths

The potential positions for which this programme aims to prepare could be and are not limited to:

  • Travel consultant
  • Operations manager
  • Event organiser/planner/manager
  • Business Development executive
  • Hotel manager
  • Travel agency manager
  • Marketing executive
  • Tour operator

How you’ll be assessed

The course comprises:

  •  Lectures per module depending on the number of ECTS (once or twice a week);
  • 3-hour lectures;
  • Guided learning, presentations, comprising synchronous online discussions, tutorials and/or videos;
  • Self-study hours comprising research, reading and assignment work.




The programme includes different forms of assessment which allow for and promote students’ critical engagement. The formative and summative assessment tasks may include an in-class assignment and/or a home-based written assignment using diverse assessment tools which may take the form of online and in-class discussions, examinations, case studies, reports, proposals, essays, and presentations, etc., as applicable to the diverse modules.

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