Tourism is one of the world’s fastest growing industry sectors. It is a multimillion dollar global activity that grows annually and this course prepares graduates to play a key part in its future development. Students will develop the necessary knowledge and skills for a career within travel and tourism or related sectors, either locally or internationally.
Students will investigate the issues and techniques relevant to the planning and management of tourism, and build a knowledge base through business-related and tourism-specific modules. This is complemented by study visits, language modules and, in particular, an optional two-term period of study abroad at a partner institution during the second year. Students will also have the opportunity to gain practical experience through a work placement, either in the UK or overseas, before completing their final year.
The course provides students with the opportunity to develop more specific vocational skills associated with careers in tourism related and other service industries and which are relevant to other areas of professional practice such as marketing, advertising, public relations, law, psychology and information technology.
Moreover, students will gain a sophisticated understanding of the operation of the contemporary global tourism business and its associated impacts and interdependence.
Tourism students are a tight-knit group who socialize as well as study together, and many remain firm friends after leaving.