Research & facilities

Education & training

A number of Glasgow’s further and higher education institutions offer formal education and training in tourism, events and hospitality management.  Glasgow Welcomes is the city’s tourism training initiative that gives customer service the “wow” factor. 

Further education

Courses and programmes are available in travel, tourism, food service and hospitality management at the following Glasgow and West of Scotland ‘super’ colleges:

  • Glasgow Clyde College
  • City of Glasgow College
  • Glasgow Kelvin College
  • West College Scotland

Post Graduate Courses

University of Strathclyde

  • MSc in International Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • MSc/PgDip Human Resource Management for the Tourism and Hospitality Industries
  • MSc/PgDip Tourism in Developing Countries
  • MSc/PgDip Tourism

University of Glasgow

  • MLitt Tourism, Heritage and Development (Dumfries Campus)

Undergraduate Courses

University of Strathclyde

  • BA Hospitality and Tourism Management

Glasgow Caledonian University

  • BA International Travel and Tourism Business
  • BA International Tourism & Hospitality Enterprise
  • BA International Travel & Tourism Enterprise
University of the West of Scotland
  • BA Tourism

 Consultancy & research

The Moffat Centre based at Glasgow Caledonian University is the UK’s largest university based consultancy and research centre for tourism and travel market research and business development. The Moffat Centre regularly provides expertise to Scottish Government, VisitScotland, the National Trust for Scotland and Historic Scotland.


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