From working as a travel consultant to marketing a prestigious tourism attraction, or even running your own niche tourism company, this course is designed to give you the skills and experience to succeed in the global tourism industry.
Build your experience through a work-based placement in your first year and a year-long placement in your third year. We have links to resort destinations in the USA and Canada, and a wide variety of UK tourism businesses such as Gullivers Sports Travel and the Natural History Museum. You'll also have further opportunities to take part in field trips to various local tourism businesses including Gloucestershire Airport, Three Choirs Vineyard, Longborough Opera, Gloucester Cathedral, Cheltenham Racecourse and Brecon Beacons National Park. You can also take part in international field trip opportunities to locations such as Barcelona and Amsterdam.
To ensure you get the most up-to-date insight, you'll benefit from guest lectures with industry professionals and site visits. Recent guest lecturers have included David Ashford from Bristol Spaceplanes, Simon Pickup who is a sustainable tourism manager, Angela Hills who is a destination services manager, and Ben Hau who is marketing director at Marketing Gloucester.
Designed with employability as a focus, your classroom-based case studies will be supported by practical experiences gained through placements, guest lecturers and field trips to tourist venues. Your assessments will include reports, presentations, use of social media, portfolios, product launches, marketing media and conducting primary data collection.
Entry requirements and fees
Applicants should satisfy the minimum university entry requirements.
280 UCAS tariff points with typical offers:
- A-level: grades BBB or equivalent
- IB Diploma: 24 points
- BTEC National Diploma: DMM
InternationalInternational students must have the international equivalent qualifications to the above. Students must also have at least IELTS 6.0 in English with at least 5.5 in all IELTS bands, or equivalent.
If you are an international student please see the international entry requirements.
Please see the tuition fees
|UCAS codes available for this subject|
|Single Honours - 4 years full-time||N833|
|Single Honours - 3 years fast-track placement||N83F|
- Business owner of tourism or travel company
- Tourism planning for local authority
- Travel agency or tour operator
- Specialist transport operators in the cruise or coach sector
- Travel writer
- World travel and tourism council
With links to Disneyland Paris and Sea Pines Resorts in the USA, several of our students choose to spend their placement year overseas. You will also have further opportunities to visit prominent local tourism businesses including Gloucester Airport, Three Choirs Vineyard, Longborough Opera, Gloucester Cathedral, Cheltenham Racecourse, and Brecon Beacons National Park. You can also take part in international field trip opportunities to locations such as Barcelona and Amsterdam.
Gain industry insight from current practitioners
Guest lecturers have included: Ellie Smith, Tourist Information centre manager; Arron Mitchel, director, STA Cheltenham; David Ashford, Bristol Spaceplanes; Philip Cooke, transport and tourism consultant; Salli Fenton, director, Travel Foundation; and Ben Hau, digital marketing director, Marketing Gloucester.
Opportunities to gain local, national and international experience
Placement opportunities are integral to our course where we have links to resort destinations in the USA. These include attractions in Europe such as Disneyland Paris and tourism businesses in the UK. You'll gain skills and knowledge that you can apply in this global industry.
Learn to create, market and develop your own tourism company
Our specialist modules build upon the generic business management in human resources, marketing and finance, and include: New Business Development, Special Interest Tourism, Managing across Cultures, Tourism Ethics, Destination Management, and Marketing and Communication.
Visit tourist venues on field trips
Learn more about the industry through field trips to prominent local tourism businesses including Gloucestershire Airport, Three Choirs Vineyard, Longborough Opera, Gloucester Cathedral, Cheltenham Racecourse and Brecon Beacons National Park. You can also take part in international field trip opportunities to locations such as Barcelona and Amsterdam. We also encourage you to study abroad via the European-wide Erasmus programme.