Travel Geography

MQF Level 6


Travel Geography

Module Type
ECTS Credits
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Module Description

Millions of people travel yearly to different regions of the world, mainly due to leisure, education, and/or business. This module introduces students to travel geography and provides insight into the complex relationships between tourism and the physical and cultural environments. Travel geography will delve into the natural and built environments, such as heritage sites, cities, and landscapes and how tourism influences these environments. Furthermore, this module explores the different geographical regions and the factors that create attractive travel destinations including the climate, physical features, and cultural and historical attractions. This module will also provide learners with the opportunity to delve into the current trends of the travel industry


This programme will equip students with the necessary competencies to:

  1. Fulfil a variety of roles in the travel and tourism sector.
  2. Make responsible and informed decisions within the field.
  3. Develop and exhibit critical thinking and academic writing skills.
  4. Analyse, investigate, and solve a real problem within the travel and tourism industry, enhancing their research and practical skills.



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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