Tourism is the world's fastest growing and most diverse industry, employing about 7% of the world's work force and generating around £3 billion per day.
The tourism industry grabs global headlines with cultural and sporting events, activity based leisure, travel options and the sheer scale of holiday provision. This is not without its own challenges with wider environmental, socio-economic, political and sustainability contexts to consider when managing tourism. Insightful and bold management, planning skills and enthusiasm remain key in delivering a high-quality tourism product.
Our degree in tourism management is designed with employability as its cornerstone. Specific tourism management topics include tour operations, transport provision, ethical decision-making and destination development. You will also learn business practices such as marketing, human resource management, finance, business development and consumer behaviour.
Your tutors all have relevant industry experience and are actively researching in tourism. Throughout your degree, you will gain practical work experience alongside studying the theory. This is complemented by industry visits, guest lecturers and an optional international field trip. In your third year you will be required to undertake a 48-week work placement which can be taken within the UK or abroad. This experience acts as a valuable tool to network with professionals and could, after you graduate, lead to employment with your placement provider.
- Tourism in the World
- Special Interest Tourism
- Principles of Resource Management
- Tourism Destinations
- Marketing the Leisure Experience
- Tourism Impacts
A 48 week full-time placement is compulsory for the 4 year programme, and 2x 13 week full-time placements for the 3 year programme.
- Destination Marketing
- New Business Development
- Tourism and Ethics
- Strategic Human Resource Management
- a wide range of subject choices informed by industry needs and your interests
- highly vocational, with a significant worked based learning opportunities
- fully supportive learning environment
Tourism Management, travel agents, visitor attractions, theme parks, ski resort management, tour operators, airlines, tourist information and marketing, tourism planning and development agencies, historical buildings and conservation, commercial consultancy.
How will the course be assessed?
Coursework, presentations, podcasts, examinations, feasibility studies, reports, portfolios, and examinations.
- applicants should satisfy the minimum University entry requirements
- points for degree: 280 using the UCAS tariff system
- GCSE English Language Grade C or above (or the equivalent qualification)
- GCSE Math Grade C or above (or the equivalent qualification)
Professional contacts/industry links
A tourism prize for best student performance at the end of the final year is available from the Association for Tourism in Higher Education (ATHE)
Full-time, part-time and fast-track
Associated professional accreditations
Students may apply for membership of the Tourism Society
Member of the Institute of Hospitality Management